Thursday February 23, 2017

Jordan Peele's Get Out is a 'social thriller' that tackles a timely issue

Jordan Peele's new movie, Get Out, comes out on Feb. 24, 2017.

Jordan Peele's new movie, Get Out, comes out on Feb. 24, 2017. (AFP/Getty Images)

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Jordan Peele calls his latest film, Get Out, a "social thriller."

The film, which follows a young interracial couple who visit her parents' strange, mysterious estate, may have a few jump scares in there but the real monster is not a physical manifestation. "It's a movie where the monster in question, the evil, is humanity and society," Peele explains. "We're capable of amazing things collaboratively, but we're also capable of the greatest horrors." 

With its clear message on racism, Peele thinks that the timing of this film's release is quite fortuitous given America's political climate right now. 

"The racial conversation is inevitable," Peele says. "I think this movie will be more welcome and will be received better than when it was just something that we didn't want to talk about." 

Get Out hits theatres on Feb. 24.

— Produced by Beza Seife