get out

The terrifying film about racism topping the US box office

The number one film at the United States box office is a low-budget indie horror film that’s being described as modern-day Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner with a sinister twist.

Despite having a budget of only $US4.5 million, Get Out grossed more than $US33 million last weekend, beating blockbusters such as Fifty Shades Darker, The LEGO Batman Movie and Hidden Figures for top spot.

A blend of horror and comedy written by comedian Jordan Peele in his directorial debut, the film has received a rare 99 per cent score on critics site Rotten Tomatoes.

Get Out tells the story of a young black man named Chris (played by Daniel Kaluuya), who goes to meet the parents of his white girlfriend Rose (Allison Williams) at their remote, suburban home. (more…)