Get Out

The best horror taps into people’s anxieties and magnifies them into something monstrous…and these days, black folk have a lot to be anxious about. That makes GET OUT—from writer/director Jordan Peele, one half of the racially sharp comedy duo Key and Peele—an expert exercise in the genre, as a black guy (Daniel Kaluuya) heading to suburbia to meet his white girlfriend’s parents (Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford) finds things going terribly wrong. Happily, this warped little movie doesn’t take itself too seriously, allowing one to revel in every awkward moment, chilling discovery, and brutal twist with glee. The premise may be rooted in African American anxieties, but the resulting creepiness will get under anyone’s skin, regardless of color. —YSM

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