Do not miss this clever horror masterpiece
Darkly mysterious, with flashes of humour before plunging into scenes of ice-cold horror, Get Out is a cinematic masterpiece directed by the latter half of the comedy duo Key and Peele.
The film is about the perfect relationship between Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend Rose (Allison Williams), who have now reached the stage of meeting-theparents and are headed to the Armitage family estate for the weekend.
Although the family seems friendly and welcoming, something menacing appears to lie just below the surface — something Chris mistakes as disapproval of their interracial relationship.
Chris is (understandably) uneasy from the moment he walks through the door, mostly because of the abnormal behaviour of the house-help.
After the Armitages notice Chris’ smoking habit, he soon finds himself unwillingly partaking in hypnotherapy performed by Rose’s mother Missy to kick the habit.
From here, the film slowly descends into madness, with Chris becoming increasingly paranoid about the strange events happening around him.
Chris’ worst fears are confirmed when he finally understands he is a pawn in the Armitages’ plan.
The writers leave a breadcrumb trail of clues throughout, which leave the audience guessing, but at the light-bulb moment, all the subtle hints satisfyingly fall into place.
The acting is superb across the board, which, combined with clever cinematography and goosebumpinducing use of sound, keeps audiences enthralled from the get-go.
Daniel Kaluuya stars as Chris in the horror film Get Out.