In anticipation of Jordan Peele’s second feature, Us, we are looking back at his horror debut that launched him into superstardom, even garnering him an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Get Out is the horror sensation with poignant social commentary that shed some light on another form of racism that typically goes unnoticed. It cleverly builds on black-centric films that came before it, like Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967), before twisting the racially-centered drama into a dreadful nightmare that calls back to such films as The Stepford Wives (1975) and Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978). Peele displays a great love of the horror genre and uses his vast knowledge to avoid modern tropes and achieve something that feels fresh and invigorating, qualities we look forward to seeing again in his upcoming film releasing this weekend.
0:00 – 3:30: David wears a weird hat to Calvin’s wedding
3:30 – 6:56: Disney owns everything
6:56 – 35:35: Box Office
35:35 – 1:02:37: Get Out