When it was first announced that one half of Key & Peele would be helming a horror movie people seemed surprised. It was hard to fathom the guy behind the amazing Gremlins 2 Brainstorm sketch would be making a legitimately scary movie. After seeing the film not only does it make sense, but it feels like something only he could make.
A horror fan since he was a kid it has the feel of an older horror movie like The Stepford Wives or Rosemary's Baby while also using the genre to tackle real issues like the original Night of the Living Dead, The Purge series or The People Under the Stairs — all the while retaining his own unique voice that is unlike anyone else in horror today. Is it too soon to call him a master of horror? Perhaps. Do I want to see what he does next in the genre? Absolutely.
As of this writing Get Out holds a rare 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, and after seeing the film there's good reason for it. Living up to the festival hype, this thriller is not only entertaining — it opens the door for new black voices make their way into the horror genre. Scary, funny and absolutely original, Jordan Peele created what could easily become the next horror classic.