Review: Chris’ girlfriend Rose invites him to stay at her house and meet her parents in their secluded estate in the woods. As the weekend progresses, the friendly and polite ambience will give way to a nightmare.
Director: Jordan Peele
Actors: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener, Caleb Landry Jones, Marcus Henderson, Betty Gabriel, Lakeith Stanfield, Stephen Root, LilRel Howery, Ashley LeConte Campbell and Caren L. Larkey
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery and Thriller
The second this film starts I found the whole set up to be really creepy, strange, toe curling and not in a good way. There are times in this where I found myself not being able to breath because it is so tense. It is very enjoyable but in a very strange way. I have not come across the lead actor, Daniel Kaluuya before but thought his performance was amazing. I hope to see him in plenty of more films in the future. Actor Eddie Murphy was originally chosen to play Chris but the director changed his mind after it was decided that he was too old to play the role. This is Jordan Peele’s feature film directorial debut and what a great start to his career. The director used The Silence of the Lambs (1991) for inspiration on shooting the hypnosis scenes between Chris and Missy. As well as directing this he also wrote the screenplay. When Daniel Kaluuya returned home to London, a random black woman recognised him one day and hugged him. At the Academy Awards in 2018 this won one Oscar and that was for Best Original Screenplay.