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Peele’s new movie is one to ‘Get Out’ and go see

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Chris cries while being being hypnotized by Rose’s mom.

Chris cries while being being hypnotized by Rose’s mom.

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Chris cries while being being hypnotized by Rose’s mom.

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The best types of horror movies are not the ones with the most amount of blood, nor with the most horrifying and creepy looking creature you can imagine. The best types of horror movies are the ones that get inside your head and deliver such a powerful message that you will go on thinking about this movie for the next few weeks. Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” is the new “social thriller” that shines a light on the scariest monster of all: society.

“Get Out” opens with Chris Washington (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend Rose (Allison Williams) packing their bags for a weekend getaway at Rose’s parents’ house. Right off the bat, the movie gets into underlying issues between interracial couples, with Chris, who is African American, asking Rose, who is Caucasian, if her parents know he’s black. He mentions that maybe she should tell them so they won’t be caught off guard by her black boyfriend. The scene is made to be very humorous, while they crack jokes about it and laugh, but for many interracial couples this could be a real issue they have involving the friends and families of their partner.

As the movie progresses, there are more and more instances that bring up the actions of subtle racism in society. When driving to her parent’s house, Rose hits a deer, which neither her nor the audience saw coming. With the impressive sound effects and timing of when she hit it, it was completely unexpected and actually startled me when she collided with it. When the police officers arrived on the scene, the Caucasian officer asked to see Chris’s license, even though he wasn’t driving.

They eventually arrive to Rose’s parents house, where things just go from bad to worse. Rose’s father (Bradley Whitford) makes so many obviously racist comments that the audience will literally facepalm. He actually has the audacity to say to Chris that, “Obama was the best president of his life time” and that “he would have certainly voted for him a third time.” The comment is completely unnecessary, and the only reason he says that to Chris is because Chris is black. The brilliance in this movie is that these sly little comments aren’t as blatantly racist as saying that you hate black people, or using extremely offensive stereotypes. The movie takes on the topic of racism in society with subtle remarks such as those, where a member of Rose’s family will make unnecessary comments due to the fact that Chris is black.

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Georgina, one of the two servants for Rose’s family, gazes creepily out of a window.

Not only is the family racist, but they have an ominous air to them that sends chills up the audience’s spines. Rose’s mother (Catherine Keener) is a hypnotist, and hypnotized Chris without his permission to help him stop smoking. Along with that, they have two black servants, Georgina (Betty Gabriel) and Walter (Marcus Henderson). Rose’s father also made awkward comments on this situation, saying to Chris early on in the movie that he knows it looks bad, but he promises he’s not racist (yeah right.) They have such a terrifying air to them, in the way that they walk and talk to simply gazing into the camera. The audience knows something is up with this entire family, as does Chris, but no one will be able to anticipate the dark secrets this family holds.

“Get Out” is one of the best horror movies that I’ve seen not only this year, but of all time. Its amazing soundtrack includes a variety of Swahili voices and blues influences. It also consists of great eerie music and loud sound effects in all the perfect places. “Get Out” delivers a powerful message of subtle racism in today’s society in one of the most thrilling and equally horrifying methods, and will leave the viewers in shock at the twists and turns this movie takes to show just how truly evil man can be.

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