Open Thread: What Other Social Demons Might Jordan Peele Turn Into Horror Movies?
Over the weekend, Get Out raked in an incredible $30M+ at the box office, scored a nearly-perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes (if you discount the opinion of professional contrarian Armond White, you can go ahead and drop the "nearly"), and casually announced Jordan Peele as a horror director to watch. If this isn't a best case scenario situation, we don't know what is.
As you might expect, quite a few people have been asking Peele about what he might do next. The folks at QC Entertainment, who co-produced Get Out, have already gone on record as saying that they're willing to greenlight whatever he has planned for a follow-up (exact words: "“We will do anything Jordan wants to do”), and Peele himself told Business Insider (as quoted by IndieWire) that:
“I have four other social thrillers that I want to unveil in the next decade.
The best and scariest monsters in the world are human beings and what we are capable of especially when we get together. I’ve been working on these premises about these different social demons, these innately human monsters that are woven into the fabric of how we think and how we interact, and each one of my movies is going to be about a different one of these social demons.”
So, here's today's Open Thread question: what "social demons" do you think Peele might take on in these films? Alcoholism? Misogyny? Abortion? Vaping? The Birth.Movies.Death. staff has its own suspicions about what topics Peele might tackle next (well, fine, let's call it a wishlist), but we're curious to know what issues you'd like to see put through the same kind of lens that gave us Get Out.
Pitch your best ideas in the comments below, and be mindful of spoiling Get Out for anyone who hasn't seen it yet.