“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.