When Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), a young African-American man, visits his white girlfriend’s (Allison Williams) family estate, he becomes ensnared in the more sinister, real reason for the invitation. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior 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. This speculative thriller from Blumhouse (producers of The Visit, Insidious series and The Gift) and the mind of Jordan Peele (Key & Peele) is equal parts gripping thriller and provocative commentary.
Being a news fan, I heard that this movie had earned a Golden Globe nomination. This especially surprised me because I had never heard a movie of this genre garnering such recognition ever before. My surprise was mostly based on what I learned – not much – of the movie, which I expected to be more of a suspense thriller.
When I started asking people if they had seen this movie, many people commented that it was funny. WTF!? Now I really wanted to see it. Fortunately, for me, I found this movie at Los Angeles Public Library, so there was no cost. Yay! I love free stuff.
The movie was not bad at all, even original in it’s plot. The comedy referred to by previous viewers is most likely associated with how people of dark-skin relate to horror situations, et al, evidenced by Chris’s friend, Rod (LilRel Howery).