“Get Out”…The Horror Version of Meet the Parents

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I’ve been looking forward to watching this. I’m not doing a review since I haven’t seen it. Rather I’m just giving my thoughts on the concept of GET OUT.

It’s basically about a black guy meeting his white girlfriend’s parents and seeing the creepy white suburb that she grew up in. While there he learns that other black people who visited this suburb have gone missing and the few black people he’s come across are acting strangely. One in particular giving him the desperate warning to GET OUT!

Jordan Peele, mostly known for comedy, has written and directed this creepfest and I can’t wait to check it out.

I first saw the this trailer on Facebook and thought that this worst case scenario of Meet the Parents was scary as fuck! I then checked out YouTube to see if there were any other trailers or commentary on the subject. It was interesting to see other people’s views.

Personally, I think it’s super creepy not just because of the racial tension that are sure to be flooding the screen but the reaction of the black people who live in the suburb. To me it seemed like they were brainwashed into staying and being the perfect zombie slave. In the trailer, the mother is introduced as a psychologist who uses hypnosis on her patients. So I’m going to guess that the black people that come to this suburb are put under hypnosis and made into zombie slaves.

I think its an interesting way to go about this film because according to Haitian folklore that’s really what a zombie is. Not a flesh eating monster but a poor victim still trapped in slavery even in death. Not sure that Jordan Peele was going that deep but the Haitian zombie is what came to mind when I saw the mother use hypnosis. My mind also went to slavery while watching the trailer. There was a scene, it only lasted a few seconds, where the neighborhood is sitting together outside with these bingo cards and a large portrait of the main character in the front of the group. It felt eerily like a silent auction.

Anyways, those are my thoughts on the trailer. I hope that I’ll catch this movie soon. I know it’s out in theaters but I don’t like going to the movies alone. So I need to find someone to go with me….maybe I’ll ask my sister. She likes horror movies.

Let me know what your thoughts are? Are you going to watch it? Was I close in my assumptions? Was it worth the trip to the theater?

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Unintentionally creepy book/album covers

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Sometimes I find weird shit in cyberspace and drag it into the light to amuse an audience. I don’t know if this will be a recurring theme, but anyway, enjoy this week’s selection.

1. Music To Massage Your Mate By (Click here to hear the song)

This 70s LP includes an explicit, photographed “instruction manual” for the budding serial killer and rapist in you! Strange, off-kilter music combined with grainy black-and-white photographs are sure to put you and your victim in the mood.

2. Feelings And How To Destroy Them

This Little Golden Book apparently alphabetizes emotions and teaches kids how to obliterate what makes them human. I haven’t found much information about this book (author, date of publication, etc.) but if you know please enlighten us.

3. Diamonds and Chills (Click here to hear the song)

This LP 80s cover features country singer Margo Smith. However you wouldn't guess this was a catchy, cheery song by looking at her apparent strangulation

This LP 80s cover features country singer Margo Smith. However you wouldn’t guess this was a catchy, cheery song by looking at her apparent strangulation

4. Pet Goats And Pap Smears 

This is an actual book with its actual cover. The author Pamela Wible writes: "Many people have commented (both positive and negative) on the cover. Unlike advertisements that objectify women or dominate animals, this book cover celebrates and honors both women and animals. "

This is an actual book with its actual cover. The author Pamela Wible writes: “Many people have commented (both positive and negative) on the cover. Unlike advertisements that objectify women or dominate animals, this book cover celebrates and honors both women and animals. “

5. Do You Know Jesus? 

Randy, the dummy, will be more than happy to explain who Jesus is for you if you buy his Auntie and Uncle's album.

Randy, the dummy, will be more than happy to explain who Jesus is for you if you buy his Auntie and Uncle’s album.

Happy Friday the 13th!