Get Out Director Reveals What He Wanted To Achieve With His Provactive Horror Movie

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The director of psychological race thriller Get Out has spoken about what he hoped to achieve with his frightening and controversial new film. 

For those who don’t know Get Out is a horror that deals with racial fears, specifically those of a young black man, Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) when he goes to meet his girlfriend Rose’s (Allison Williams) parents.

Unfortunately for Chris something’s off in this sinister suburban community and things take a dark turn when he discovers the odd history of African Americans disappearing when they visit.

Jordan Peele, best known for his work on Emmy award winning Key and Peele, made his directorial debut with the film and it’s being lauded for being both a tense thriller and a provocative commentary on race relations in the U.S.

In a new featurette Peele has spoken about where the idea for the film came from and what he wanted to achieve with the film.

He said: 

This idea came from me wanting to contribute something to the genre of thriller and horror that was unique to my voice.

This was a movie that reflects real fears and real issues that I’ve dealt with before. It’s definitely about the way that America deals with race and the idea that racism itself is a demon.

Universal Pictures UK

But what does Peele hope to achieve with his controversial film? Well he hopes that it will lead to discussions about race that audiences haven’t had before.

Peele also discussed where the idea for where one of the key scenes, the garden party, came from specifically the strange feeling of isolation of being at a party where you know no one.

Get Out will be released in UK cinemas March 17th 2017.


Tom Percival

Tom Percival

More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism. Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV. He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.