Director: Jordan Peele
Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones
Words: Josh Senior
Jordan Peele’s debut directorial effort was released to critical acclaim earlier this year, arriving at an odd time for a horror release and pulled together on a shoe-string budget.
Get Out is a breath of fresh air for contemporary horror that offers a daunting and foreboding rise in tension as it slowly creeps towards a bloody third act.
Chris (Daniel Kaluya) takes a trip into the country with his new girlfriend to meet her parents, and discovers along the way that his ethnicity may be the driving force behind the trip. What he uncovers upon arrival is a devastatingly hideous network of people, and that he may not be safe after all as the film goes on to deal with the themes of race, hypnosis, possession and lobotomy.
What Peele does is turn the ‘cabin in the woods’ idea on its head by bringing his character into the home of affluent white people and juxtaposes that with an insane plot and a wicked sense of humour.
Get Out is incredibly sharp in its composition and will surely act as a calling card for both Peele and Kaluya, we await their next project with much anticipation.