Every year a multitude of horror movies are released, but when it comes down to it, very few leave their mark. One of the most recent to achieve this was ‘Let me out’, the acclaimed debut of Jordan Peele that has just landed in the catalog of Netflix.
Why is it essential?
Perhaps one of the reasons why ‘Let Me Out’ was so surprising is found in the fact that Peele’s career had been associated for many years with his facet as a comedian, so not even the greatest of optimists expected the impact he caused with his first film. In it, he already inquired in depth into the theme of the black experience, one of the great keys to all of his filmography.
Taking the masterful ‘Diabolical Plan’ as a clear reference, Peele builds a film that part of the discomfort of a black man upon meeting his girlfriend’s rich parents to gradually nurture a climate disturbing that ends up exploding during the final stretch of the film. In addition, he knows how to introduce an unpredictable factor that helps round out the final result even more.
I am not forgetting the work of its cast either, where a Daniel Kaluya whose career seemed somewhat lost at the time. That changed thanks to “Let Me Out,” for which she even earned a well-deserved Oscar nomination. He would have to wait until ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ to take him, but it was here that it became clear that he had to follow the race closely.
the icing was its tremendous economic successWell, ‘Let me out’ raised 255 million dollars when it had cost just 4.5 million, thus becoming one of the most profitable films in history. And then there would be ‘Us’ and ‘Nope!’ to make it clear that Peele is one of the great authors of recent cinema.