Damn white people can be scary.
Get Out, Jordan Peele’s first foray into the world of horror, got its very first trailer today and damn is it spooky. Check it out:
Holy shit, this looks great. The trailer showcases a ton of footage, but it all looks so weird and disjointed that I can’t help but be intrigued. Hallucinations? Hypnosis? Slavery? Racist white people? Okay, maybe that last one isn’t that strange.
This trailer has got it all, and then some, and Peele’s racially charged perspective is ever so apparent. A horror film is quite the departure for Peele, who’s mainly known for his comedy work. Get Out will also serve as his directorial debut. In an interview with Rotten Tomatoes, Peele discussed his influences for the film, as well as the link between comedy and horror.
I’m going totally in a satirical, sort of horror, social world. It’s called Get Out. The lead is a black man, which is already an atypical horror movie. I don’t think it’s been done since People Under the Stairs and Night of the Living Dead. I’m obsessed with the link between horror and comedy. I think they’re very close. They’re both about getting a very physical kind of reaction. It’s about tension and it’s about the release of tension.
At its most comedic, it’ll be like Scream or the original Stepford Wives. So, no, it’s a horror movie, but it’s a satirical premise.
That sounds great, almost all of what he touched on can be felt in the trailer. While the film looks quite chilling, there is an amount of absurdity to the premise that looks to give a some layer of comedy (just like Scream). On a related note, it’s pretty fucking depressing that their hasn’t been a black lead in a horror movie since People Under the Stairs. I’m glad Peele is changing that.
Here’s a synopsis:
Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya, Sicario) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams, Girls), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener, Captain Phillips) and Dean (Bradley Whitford, The Cabin in the Woods). At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.
We’ll be able to check out Peele’s racial-horror fuckery next February when Get Out hits theaters. You going or nah?