It’s no secret that Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key, the duo Comedy Central’s sketch comedy show “Key and Peele” are huge horror fans. Often bringing an angle to the genre through the classic horror movies they created sketches around for their show that was so unique that it got fans wondering if the guys would ever jump from the comedy genre to horror. So, the announced that Jordan Peele would be directing a genre film, the fans embraced the news like comic book fans when Marvel announces their next cast. People not familiar with “Key & Peele” were questioning what kind of horror movie can a comedy writer make.
This morning, Universal Pictures answered those questions when they released the first trailer for Get Out. The story follows Chris ( played by Daniel Kaluuya), a young African-American man as he’s invited by his white girlfriend’s (played by Allison Williams) parents for the first meet-and-greet.
Any and all doubts to Jordan Peele’s competence in the horror genre were immediately silenced once the trailer treated audiences with those familiar modern commentaries on classic horror themes wrapped around the social commentary of an African-American man in the middle of an white upper class neighbourhood. Get Out arrives in theatres February 24th, 2017 and horror fans, not just Peele’s fans, were already pushing the trailer into a tending topic on all social media platforms. Fans were comparing the trailer to the masters of horror, Sam Rami, and John Carpenter.
If the trailer alone can get this kind of reaction, it will be a truly exciting experience to see the reaction the audience has in that theatre will have when Get Out is released this February.