Countdown to Halloween, Day 4: Get Out

Some of my countdown choices are quite recent. Only time will tell if they stick with me the way Night of the Living DeadDawn of the Dead, and Invasion of the Body Snatchers have done. I think Get Out (2016, dir. Jordan Peele) has a good chance of doing so, though. It’s smart, well-written, and visually appealing.


I want your eyes, man. I want those things you see through.

Like Invasion of the Body SnatchersGet Out explores fears of possession and loss of agency. Unlike Invasion, of course, Get Out is attentive to race and the kinds of aggressions (both micro- and more overtly violent) black people face in 21st century America.

Earlier countdown entries:

  1. Night of the Living Dead, dir. George Romero (1968)
  2. Dawn of the Dead, dir. George Romero (1978)
  3. Invasion of the Body Snatchers, dir. Philip Kaufman (1978)

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