Get Out



So I’m going to share my thoughts on Get Out. If you don’t know, it’s a horror movie released in 2017. The horror in this movie is less jump scares and blood or monsters, and more just, this is so close to real life in a very creepy way. I like this kind of horror because I am terrified of 90% of all horror movies. Can’t watch them. So whenever a horror movie that also has interesting questions, like Get Out, comes along I like them a lot. Anyway, this article/random series of thoughts will be unedited, so please excuse any grammar mistakes I make.

Let’s begin. I think I’ll do some questions followed by some answers. Here we go:

[Warning: There will be lots of spoilers, and I’m going to assume you’ve watched the movie] 

What did you think of the movie overall?

I thought that it had so many interesting ideas and questions. Like, is this an actual thing happening somewhere. The answer to that feels like yes but also not totally, because witchcraft freaks me out, unlike magic. Somehow each scene in this movie was so entertaining. Especially once they arrive at the house. The first part of the movie kinda confuses me. Like what’s the deer for? Why did we have to hit it? In a podcast I listened too, they pointed out that Rose isn’t haunted by the death of the deer and feels no remorse, so I guess it’s a subtle character beat. Even the first time you watch it, the fact that Rose doesn’t care and asks where Chris is going is a little strange. But once they arrive at the house, it goes full on weird and creepy. The first thing you see is a guy working the yard…who’s also black. I was like: “What’s happening here?! Why are we even at this house?!” Then you meet the parents and the camera pans back to behind the man and you get the feeling that something is not right here. Then you tour the house and there’s a black woman working in the kitchen wearing clothes that I’m pretty sure died out a long time ago. Everything about that house creeps me out. And then the son comes home and he’s got a crazy haircut, likes fighting of all kinds, and is drunk. Whenever night fell I was like: “Chris, get in your car and drive away right now!” He didn’t. He went to get a breath of fresh air and nearly got run over by Walter, the groundskeeper, just out in the middle of the night doing his daily laps. Then a light turns on and Georgina, the cook, stares him down with a very unnerving stare. So Chris is like: “Yeah no. I’m going to go hide under a blanket.” On the way to his bed though, Rose’s mom, Missy, decides to hypnotize Chris and give him a taste of the "sunken place”. 

What did you think about the sunken place. Did you understand how it works?

As much as you probably could after watching it one time. This is the first time a movie with hypnosis that I have genuinely been scared by it. Like whenever they flash Logan (the young black man who wore that funny hat) and he runs at Chris, yelling: “Get out! Get out! Run!” That moment is both creepy and frustrating because Chris doesn’t just sprint away from the house. I guess that he does try and understand what’s happening, but also isn’t just oblivious to what’s happening around him, which is nice, but I honestly wanted him to run away and just sit in a room with Lil Rel Howery (Rod) and just talk for an hour about how weird that experience was

Yeah. But you know this movie is a horror movie, Chris does not. He just thinks something weird is up

If I thought something weird was up, I’d run away immediately. Because I know that I don’t want to get caught up in a horror movie. I’d try and be in a fantasy adventure story with hobbits and wizards. 

That’s totally off topic.

I know.

Ok then. Anything else you wanna say?

If you’ve already seen Get Out (which you should have), go and watch it again. There are so many things to pick up after more viewings. Plus it’s also a great movie and worth re-watching. Also Rose freaks me out.