At long last, we've got the first trailer for Jordan Peele's racially-charged horror film, Get Out. I am going to get right out of this thing's way and let it do the talking.
This looks excellent. It also looks way weirder than I expected, with freaky hallucinations, the nefarious use of hypnosis, possibly-brainwashed captives, and ... well, I'm not sure what's going on in that scene with the Bingo cards, but I have to assume that it's deeply unpleasant. Yikes.
Last March, in an interview with Rotten Tomatoes, Peele described the film thusly:
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 exciting, but what's really cool is you can absolutely see flashes of every one of those movies in the trailer above. You can also see how this movie is all but guaranteed to be something of a lightning rod. I suggest you start bracing yourself for the #hottakes now.
Get Out arrives next February. We will be keeping a close, eager eye on it until then.