Do not miss this clever hor­ror masterpiece

Broome Advertiser - - Lifestyle - Emily Ace

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.

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