Horror is something we all love; be it stories, or listening to real-life experiences. With the evolution of the medium, it went from stories to films, and in recent times, horror films have evolved beyond merely ghosts and spirits to capture and portray the horror of the human condition, and the horrific social notions that exist in the modern world.
Jordan Peele is an exciting who is quickly establishing himself as a master of horror. ‘Get Out’ is his directorial debut. Before the film released, Peele was better known for his comic works, so people were not sure what to make of it when he went ahead and made ‘Get Out’. However, after seeing the film, the matter became very clear. This was a very different kind of horror movie; one that ties issues of race with horror and is not afraid at pointing the finger at humans as the true monsters. A commercial and critical success, the film went on to garner praise for the direction, screenplay, satirical themes and performances. It has also won the award for Best Original Screenplay at the 90th Academy Awards.
With so much hype surrounding the movie, you must be wondering where you can see it, if you haven’t already; or where to re-watch it. Either way, before we tell you where to see ‘Get Out’, let us first tell you what Peele’s horror story is all about.
What is Get Out About?
‘Get Out’ tells the story of an African American photographer, Chris Washington (Daniel Kaluuya) who reluctantly agrees to go and meet his Caucasian girlfriend’s parents. He and Rose Armitage (Allison Williams) make the trip to upstate New York to Alison’s parent’s luxurious suburban home. There Chris meets Rose’s brother Jeremy (Caleb Landry Jones), her father Dean (Bradley Whitford) a neurosurgeon, and mother Missy (Catherine Keener), a hypnotherapist.
Although life with the Armitages seems idyllic, Chris notices some strange things, like the family’s disconcerting remarks about African Americans, and the weird behavior of the estate’s African American workers – Georgina the housekeeper and Walter the groundskeeper. He also experiences the power of Missy’s hypnotherapy which introduces him to what she calls the mind’s ‘sunken place’ and tells him about the hit and run that killed his mother. It also succeeds in curing his smoking habit, but Chris cannot seem to shake the feeling that something is wrong.
Things get worse when Missy accidentally takes his phone off charge and it drains itself. However, this is soon put out of mind as the Armitage family has a huge gathering attended by wealthy white people. They express admiration about Chris’ physique and comment on the general wonders of the African American physique, especially in people like Tiger Woods. At the party, Chris meets another man called Logan King whose behavior seems strange to him and he tries to secretly photograph the man and send a picture to his TSA friend Rod Williams. However, when the flash goes off, Logan attacks him and hysterically asks him to ‘get out’. This behavior is dismissed as epileptic, and Jim Hudson (Stephen Root), a blind art dealer, shows interest in Chris’ photography skills.
Chris has had enough and tries to convince Rose to leave. Meanwhile, we see Dean hosting an auction with Chris’ photograph, which Hudson wins. Things begin to unravel as Rod goes to the police because he recognizes Logan as a man missing for over six months; and when he is dismissed, he takes the matter into his own hands and tries to get to the bottom of this supposed conspiracy theory. As Chris packs to leave, he sees pictures of Rose with several African American people, including Walter and Georgina. This contradicts the fact Rose had told him about Chris being her first African American boyfriend. Demanding to know the truth, Chris uncovers dark secrets he wished he had never known.
He awakens from a state of hypnosis to find himself strapped to a chair in the basement, where, in a video, Rose’s grandfather explains how they transfer the consciousness from white people into black bodies because they are superior, and suppress the black consciousness in the process. Hudson also tells Chris that he wants his body for his artistic talents. The terrified boy manages to block the hypnosis by stuffing his ears with the cotton from the chair’s padding. Finally, he manages to knock Jeremy out and impales Dean with the antlers of a deer mount. This also sets off a fire which presumably kills Hudson.
He also kills Jeremy and Missy, and finally tangles with Rose and the possessed bodies of Walter and Georgina. Although Georgina dies, he manages to revive Walter using the flash, for him to shoot Rose and herself. This is when his friend Rod arrives and takes him away from the scene, leaving Rose to die.
Peele addresses racism and horror excellently in this multi-layered film. Now, let us tell you where to watch ‘Get Out’.
Is Get Out on Netflix?
Netflix has wonderful content when it comes to horror. ‘Get Out’ is available on the site in some regions, but not in the US. However, you can check out some other fine works of horror like ‘Bird Box‘ and ‘Velvet Buzzsaw‘ on the platform.
Is Get Out on Hulu?
Hulu has an ever-growing collection, which is improved by constant additions to it. Though ‘Get Out’ is not on the platform, you can check out some other amazing works of horror like ‘Castle Rock‘ and ‘Into the Dark: They Come Knocking‘.
Is Get Out on Amazon Prime?
Amazon Prime has an amazing library which can only be bested by Netflix, perhaps. Though Prime users cannot watch ‘Get Out’ as is, they can buy or rent the movie and stream it on the platform. It costs $3.99 to rent and $14.99 to buy it. ‘Get Out’ is one of the finest works of horror in recent times, so we leave it to you to decide whether you should buy or rent it. Either way, catch it here.
Where Can I Stream Get Out Online?
No subscription to any of the major platforms should not mean that you cannot watch ‘Get Out’. Head over to YouTube, Vudu or FandangoNow to rent or buy and watch the movie. At FandangoNow, you can rent it for $2.99 while YouTube and Vudu let you rent it for $3.99. It costs $14.99 to buy the HD version, $9.99 to buy the SD version, and Vudu and FandangoNow offer an Ultra HD version which costs $14.99 and $28.99, respectively. Make your decision depending on what quality you want and how much you are willing to spend.
Where Can I Watch Get Out Online For Free?
Sorry to disappoint the freeloaders, but unless ‘Get Out’ arrives on one of the platforms that allows you to use the free trial periods, there is no legal way to watch the film.
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