Boy meets girl, boy falls for girl, and then boy has to meet girl’s parents. Now let’s add in the fact the boy in this tale is black and the girl is white. What starts out as a modern remake of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner takes a massively dark turn in the new film Get Out.
Get Out is the written and directorial debut of Jordan Peele from the hit comedy show Key and Peele. Instead of being in front of the camera, Peele is behind it, giving us a horror story that is completely unlike any other out there.
Starring Daniel Kaluuya (Sicario) and Allison Williams this movie at its surface is not what it appears to be. Rose, played by Allison Williams, seems to have a well off family in addition to a housekeeper (Georgina) and a groundskeeper (Frank) who are both black. Chris, played by Daniel, is understandably nervous at meeting his girlfriend’s parents. But, as Chris explores the grounds, he begins to notice that things are just not quite right in this neighborhood.
When I first saw the trailer I could not wait to see this film. I was a fan of the show Key and Peele. Their comedy skits were always hilarious and their chemistry was perfect. When they came out with Keanu it was a unique film and immensely enjoyable. With Get Out, I knew there would be comedy aspects because it was a film written by a comedian. I assumed the horror would be slapstick on the level of such films as Evil Dead and Dead Alive which I also enjoyed.
Someone once said that the ‘funniest people hide the most darkest impulses’ and Jordan Peele proved that with this movie. Get Out is a horror movie on a level that horror fans will not expect. Yes, there is comedy in this film but it’s subtle, not too overpowering, and perfectly timed; what I expected from a seasoned comedian. The horror isn’t a major focus on this film but more like that invisible spider on your skin; always there and always crawling.
While many will try and guess the twist in this movie, they won’t be able to. The twist comes so far out of left field that when it iss revealed it will leave you in awe.
Rotten Tomatoes gave this film a 100% on their site and I have to agree with them. This film is fresh especially for the horror genre; which loves to just churn out a big bad monster to merchandise and make tons of sequels for it. This is a one-of-a-kind movie and one that should be watched with good friends. Now go on get out there and see this movie.