Directed by Jordan Peele.
Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Catherine Keener, Lil Rel Howery, Betty Gabriel, Marcus Hendereson, Lakeith Stanfield, and Stephen Root.
Chris, a young black photographer, is anxious about meeting the parents of his white girlfriend Rose, worried about the reception he will receive, unaware of the true horror that the meeting will bring.
Since the first ceremony in 1927, the Academy Awards have only ever nominated 6 horror films for Best Picture, with only The Silence of the Lambs (which I reviewed last year) taking home the top prize. This demonstrates that despite horror films enjoying massive critical praise they still tend to get ignored when Oscar season comes around.
That all seemed to change in 2017 with the release of the subject of today’s review. It’s a film that not only broke the cycle of neglect by receiving four