Conspiracy Thrillers

Conspiracy Thrillers Movie Club: Get Out

In his directorial debut, Jordan Peele pinpointed the specific anxieties of being black in America in 2017.

Daniel Kaluuya in Get Out (2017)
Daniel Kaluuya in Get Out.

Photo illustration by Natalie Matthews-Ramo. Still by Universal Pictures.

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In this final episode of Slate’s Conspiracy Thrillers Movie Club, Sam Adams chats with the Ringer’s K. Austin Collins about 2017’s surprise breakout film: Get Out. The critics discuss director Jordan Peele’s horror influences, the film’s genius casting, how the social and racial storylines play for different audiences, and how history still resonates in a contemporary plot.