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10 Non-Spoiler Things We've Learned From Jordan Peele's 'Get Out'

Photo of Jordan Peele taken by Cullen Tobin for Vanity Fair.

Jordan Peele has four more social thriller films in the making.

In an interview with Business Insider the Get Out director said that his recently-released directorial debut is the first of five social thrillers he plans on creating.

“I have four other social thrillers that I want to unveil in the next decade…The best and scariest monsters in the world are human beings and what we are capable of especially when we get together,” Peele said. “I’ve been working on these premises about these different social demons, these innately human monsters that are woven into the fabric of how we think and how we interact, and each one of my movies is going to be about a different one of these social demons.”

Get Out has been both a commercial and critical success, with the film having an impressive $30.5 million debut.

The film offers a commentary on race and racism in America through the lens of horror, something that we found particularly enjoyable about Get Out.

“The psychology of blackness is important in Get Out,” our very own Elijah Watson writes. “We see protagonist Chris Washington (Daniel Kaluuya) have to address a trauma experienced as a child that he has yet to come to terms with, as well as his ongoing paranoia as he begins to realize that the affluent and white neighborhood his girlfriend Rose Armitage’s (Allison Williams) family resides in, isn’t what it seems to be. He laughs off his worries until he no longer can, the real motives of this secluded community unraveled until the movie’s end.”

“…This is what makes Get Out fascinating and why it can only work as what it is. Horror often speaks to its audience psychologically and is an extreme (of sorts) in what we often associate with the genre (gore, violence). Here, we see that extreme used to comment on something very real and extreme in its own right — the black experience in America.”

If you still have not seen Get Out you should definitely do so.

Comments

  • Joseph Rand

    This movie was awesome.

  • zion

    The opening theme music was almost identical to a black horror series story regarding Plantation dolls. Most black people recognized it off bat. It almost makes you look at it as an extension of that Series