Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Marcus Henderson and LilRel Howery
Director: Jordan Peele
Synopsis: A young African-American (Daniel Kaluuya) man visits his Caucasian girlfriend’s (Allison Williams) mysterious family estate where unusual things start to happen.
This first-time director manages to create an unbelievable and surprising horror flick that was hysterically funny at parts. The film is filled with good performances and fun characters with a realistic storyline and quite relatable to many people, not the supernatural bit though! … the ‘meeting the parents’ bit! The scenes when the couple arrives at the parent’s estate are fun and enjoyable to watch, much like the scenes when the supernatural stuff begins! The film as a whole is quite creepy and features a disturbing performance played brilliantly by Caleb Landry Jones. The film could be classed as a horror comedy though, mainly due to LilRel Howery’s hysterical performance with his random outbursts that resulted in the entire cinema completely losing it! This benefited the film as it created a fun cinema experience that you can enjoy with a group of friends! Some may argue that the comedy element may take away from the horror aspect of the film but I’d have to disagree, there is a perfect mix between both that results in a fantastic modern horror flick and the best I’ve seen in a very long time! Also, this is definitely a contender for my favourite film of 2017 so far! I absolutely recommend this brilliant horror-comedy as it delivers on all levels and I can’t wait to see more from Jordan Peel in the future!