Relatively cheap and quick to shoot, horror is often the favoured genre of young directors: luminaries Sam Raimi and Steven Spielberg both famously cut their teeth on horror cinema. Few could have predicted, though, that writer-director Jordan Peele – one half of comedy duo Key and Peele – would have turned to the genre for his debut feature. More surprising still, Get Out is not only front runner for the best horror film of the year, but is also one of the most socially potent films of the post-Trump era.
Get Out is released in UK cinemas on 17 March. Be sure to check out the full review over at CineVue.