A movie review by: Lee Sonogan
(2017) 1h44min/Horror, mystery
Rod Williams: Man, I told you not to go in that house.
IMDB describes this movie as a young African-American meets with his white girlfriend’s parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambience will give way to a nightmare. With a budget of five million dollars, it made over $33 million at the box office.
Jordan Peele’s feature film directorial debut. Jordan Peele cited the original Night of the Living Dead in 1968 as an inspiration for making this his feature film writing-directing debut because the film had an African-American protagonist. Jordan Peele directed scenes in the movie while doing impersonations of Tracy Morgan, Forest Whitaker, and Barack Obama.
Jordan Peele was also inspired to write this movie by Eddie Murphy stand-up film Eddie Murphy: Delirious in 1983, in which he jokes about horror films, including Poltergeist in 1982 and The Amityville Horror in 1979, and asks why white people don’t just leave the house when there’s a ghost in the house.
Winning some awards, this movie was nominated for at least 16 other awards. Freaky, it is a weird black guy perspective with interesting humour. An underrated movie with good acting worth watching. It’s better than Keanu, a movie he was in before this. Ending Jordan Peele first wrote the script he envisioned a more downbeat ending. Overall the ending is average with some brutal-ness. I recommend this movie to people who like horror movies and like Jordan Peele in his skit show work.