Meeting the Parents Goes Horribly Wrong in Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’

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Jordan Peele of the comic duo Key and Peele has tapped into the darker side of his mind to bring fans Get Out.

The thriller, written and directed by Peele, revolves around an interracial couple who are preparing to take a big step in their relationship-meeting the parents. The girlfriend, of course, assures her guy that everything will be fine–so you can bet that nothing ends up being fine. There’s a lot of social commentary in the movie about interracial dating and the fears that come along with it (undoubtedly influenced in some way by Peele’s own interracial marriage), but the film also looks legitimately creepy.

“It is a very personal story,” Peele told Forbes in an interview. “It’s a horror movie that is from an African American’s perspective. It very quickly veers off from anything autobiographical, but I think what interested me most about this movie was dealing with racism, really everything from the subtle racism that many people may not know exists on a day to day basis, or for a lot of people.

…To the more extreme racism and everything in between. When I talk about movies like Rosemary’s Baby and Stepford Wives, I really noticed that these movies were able to address fears surround the women’s lib movement in a way that was engaging, not preachy, but fun.”

Get out stars Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams as the couple, Chris and Rose, and with Bradley Whitford and Catherine Keener as Rose’s parents.

Fans of Peele may wonder whether or not the film will be more of a horror comedy and the answer is nope, this is straight up horror. “At its most comedic, it’ll be like Scream or the original Stepford Wives. So, no, it’s a horror movie, but it’s a satirical premise,” Peele told Rotten Tomatoes back when he was preparing to direct the film.

Prepare to be creeped out by the dark trailer, along with the film’s official description, below:

In Universal Pictures’ Get Out, a speculative thriller from Blumhouse (producers of The Visit, Insidious series and The Gift) and the mind of Jordan Peele, when a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation.

Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya, Sicario) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams, Girls), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener, Captain Phillips) and Dean (Bradley Whitford, The Cabin in the Woods).

At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.

Equal parts gripping thriller and provocative commentary, Get Out is written and directed by Peele (Key and Peele) and produced by Blumhouse’s Jason Blum, as well as Sean McKittrick (Donnie Darko, The Box), Peele and Edward H. Hamm Jr. (The Box, Bad Words). The film also stars Caleb Landry Jones (X-Men series), Milton “Lil Rel” Howery (The Carmichael Show), Betty Gabriel (The Purge: Election Year), Marcus Henderson (Pete’s Dragon) and Keith Stanfield (Straight Outta Compton).

Get Out heads to theaters February 2017.

Photo Credit: Get Out Youtube Screenshot