Have you seen "Get Out" yet? Have you heard of "Get Out" yet?
If not, I recommend you get out to see it - soon, before everybody else has heard of it and gotten out to see it.
Because I predict that "Get Out" is going to be the next creep-a-licious, jump-through-your skin cult classic, up there with "Wait Until Dark," "Fatal Attraction," "Pacific Heights" and probably a whole bunch of other scary movies which I haven't seen because I'm not a fan of scary movies. I'm especially not a fan of those scary movies labeled "horror" movies because I always imagine "horror movie" to be a synonymous with "slasher movie."
And yet this is not always the case. "Get out", for example, which I saw last Saturday night, is marketed as a "horror movie" and yet, as I was thankful to learn as I sat - or I should say, shivered - through it, it was not "horror" of the "slasher" variety.
On the other hand, the movie "Logan," which I saw last night, the latest in the series of X-Men movie sagas,
"Get Out," on the other hand, though it lacked gallons of gore, is plenty scary enough to earn its "horror" movie label,
When I saw "Get Out" on its opening weekend in Columbus, the line at the Stoneridge Cinema in Gahanna was out the door.
One more thing I'll say about "Get Out," in fact, what really makes it such a good movie, is that woven into the scary unwinding of the story are discussion-worthy racial themes; "Get Out" might even be considered a twenty-first century allegory for - oh, well, I won't even go into what it might or might not be an allegory for. Go see it and decide for yourself whether "Get Out" is the subject for a future a college course on race relations or just an ingeniously enjoyable scary movie.