Oh, you don’t “do scary movies.”
Well, what if they’re slyly funny, engaging and smart like “Get Out?”
Jordan Peele’s directorial debut does a lot of things right, but no scene is more chilling than when his protagonist Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) gets hypnotized by his girlfriend’s mom (Catherine Keener) and drawn into the Sunken Place. It’s like the Upside Down in “Stranger Things” if you replace Demogorgons with deathly solitude. Chris’ “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner”-inspired weekend goes from weird to downright horrifying during this scene because he’s starting to figure out who’s actually on the menu.