There’s Nothing Funny About Jordan Peele’s New Horror Movie Get Out

Fans of Key and Peele’s distinctively silly and surreal sketch comedy probably had no issues adjusting to the duo’s feature-length action-comedy, Keanu, last summer. However, they’ll most certainly be shocked by Emmy Award-winner Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, which just released its doozy of a first trailer today.

While Peele has ventured slightly into the dark side in some of his genre-friendly sketches and movie appearances, by the looks of this trailer, it seems he’s fully crossed over. Oozing with haunting imagery, unsettling hostility, trippy hypnosis, and dead animals springing to life a la Evil Dead 2, this looks like a mind-bendingly freaky time at the movies. In other words, take our money now!

Here’s Universal’s official synopsis, in case the trailer wasn’t enough for your greedy eyes.

Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya, Sicario) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams, Girls), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener, Captain Phillips) and Dean (Bradley Whitford, The Cabin in the Woods).

At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behaviour as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.

Written and directed Peele, Get Out is slated for a February 24, 2017 release. C’mon, they couldn’t get this sucker out in time for Halloween?!