Over the last few years, Jordan Peele has given the world a gangster cat, President Obama’s anger translator, believably ridiculous football player names, and now a horror film that will make you never want to meet your girlfriend’s parents.
After ending his Comedy Central sketch series, Key & Peele last year, Peele is making his directorial debut with Get Out, which he also wrote. The film follows a young African-American man (Daniel Kaluuya), who is nervous to meet and stay with his girlfriend’s (Allison Williams) parents.
“How bad it could be?” he asks — clearly clueless as to how bad it’s about to get.
Her odd parents (Catherine Keener and Bradley Whitford) might be the least creepy people he encounters, and it turns out that African-American men have gone missing from the neighborhood under mysterious circumstances.
The film is being produced by Blumhouse, the studio behind such horror hits as Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and The Purge.
Get Out scares into theaters in February. Watch the trailer above.