Jordan Peele is masterfully moving into horror with ‘Get Out’

Jordan Peele is masterfully moving into horror with ‘Get Out’

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Jordan Peele is a funny dude. Chances are you know him from starring alongside Keegan-Michael Key in their wildly successful and hilarious sketch show Key & Peele on Comedy Central. The show ended last year, but we got the equally funny Keanu this summer to keep the laughs going. Peele isn’t just a comedy man, though; with the release of the trailer for his new film, Get Out, it looks like Peele has a knack for quality horror as well.

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The trailer centers around Chris (Black Mirror‘s Daniel Kaluuya) and Rose (Girls‘ Allison Williams) as they prepare to visit her parents. From the start, Chris is worried about the family’s reaction to the fact that he’s black, and being harassed by a police officer on the way there doesn’t help. Once there, Rose’s parents’ casual racism is on display, and things only get worse. It seems the couple have been luring black men and women to their estate and hypnotizing them in a horrifying practice of modern slavery. Peele both wrote and directed the movie, and with America still very much plagued by racism—both individual and institutionalized—it appears to be a movie that confronts this horror while also being a terrifying film in its own right. The quick cuts in the trailer build a ton of tension, and watching some of the victims try to break out of their hypnotized state is definitely unsettling.

Get Out is set for release on February 24, 2017. You can watch the first trailer for the film below.