Jordan Peele’s Got Four More Horror Movies About ‘Social Demons’ To Come
We hope you liked Get Out — and if the near-unanimous critical consensus, robust opening weekend box office receipts, and massive swell of support on social media are any indicator, you probably did — because there’s a whole lot more where that came from. We all rushed to anoint director Jordan Peele as a bold new voice in the horror landscape upon his debut feature’s release, and it looks like he’s going to ride this wave as long as he can. In a recent interview with Business Insider, Peele stated that in the grand tradition of John Carpenter and Wes Craven before him, he’s getting into the sequel business.
What he describes sounds more like spiritual sequels, linked by theme rather than connective strands of plot or character. He told Business Insider that he’s got plans for four (4!) more “social thrillers” he hopes to roll out over the coming decade. As far as violent satire on the ills of society goes, Peele feels he’s got a lot more ground to cover:
The best and scariest monsters in the world are human beings and what we are capable of especially when we get together. I’ve been working on these premises about these different social demons, these innately human monsters that are woven into the fabric of how we think and how we interact, and each one of my movies is going to be about a different one of these social demons.
It’s a smart move for Peele — many of the best horror films have been grounded in real-world fears, from espoused Get Out influence Rosemary’s Baby to Invasion of the Body Snatchers to pretty much every movie David Cronenberg ever made. But now that Peele’s tackled the minefield of interracial dating, where will his next move lead him? A shot-for-shot Get Out remake, but with a young gay man going to meet his boyfriend’s ultra conservative family? This is but one idea, and an illustrative example of why Peele will make it in Hollywood and I will not.