When the movie "Jaws" came out in the 1975, it made swimmers think twice before getting in the water. When the movie "A Nightmare On Elm Street" came out in 1984, it made kids feel unsure about wanting to go to sleep. When "The Blair Witch Project" came out in 1999, it made people wonder about what bad things might happen in the woods. When "Paranormal Activity" came out in 2007, it made people a little uneasy about the home they are sleeping in. With the movie "Get Out" in 2017, it's probably going to make Black people think twice about visiting their white girlfriend's isolated suburban town that's populated by white people.
Despite the fact that I did enjoy this movie, I actually do not think that this is the best and scariest horror film that I've seen in a long time. In fact, I'd go as far and say that I didn't really think it was that scary at all. With that said, I have to admit that this is an expertly written and directed movie that mixes social commentary about racism effortlessly within the horror genre. The build up, the set up, the plot reveals, all were done very well. Although I'm downplaying the scare factor, the premise of this movie is still technically scary, but it's really more in the creepy category of scary. Creepy people. Creepy dialogue. Creepy visuals. Creepy interactions. Creepy awkwardness. Truly the creepy factor is this movie's strength, and those are the moments that will haunt your thoughts after seeing this.
It has to be said that I truly appreciated it that Writer-Director Jordan Peele used very minimal cheap jump scares. Speaking of tired scare tactics by typical modern scary movies, people who are looking for pure terrifyingly horrific scenes might be a little disappointed. There are some gore, but nothing that traumatizing. There were some tense moments, but it never really got too intense. Add in some good comedic moments with supporting actor LilRel Howery, and we've got here a very well made horror movie that shouldn't be too frightening for those who are easily scared off by this genre.
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