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Jordan Peele denounced the “high horror” title in an interview with The edgeclaiming that he just likes to make “weird movies”.
Jordan Pele is not here for the title of “elevated” cinema. Recently, Peele and Keke Palmerwho played Emerald “Em” Haywood in Peele’s neo-Western sci-fi horror film Nope, sitting with The edge discuss Nope and Peele’s Cinema.
The comedian and director, who co-wrote, co-produced and starred in the new Netflix Animated Horror Comedy Wendell and savagerefuted the idea of doing “high horror», a subgenre of horror and experimental films led by Ari Aster Hereditary and midsummerby Robert Egger The witchby Luca Guadagnino Suspiriaand even Peele’s theatrical debut in 2017 get out. All four of the aforementioned films have artful aesthetics and also tackle grief and trauma, making their films more complex than horror movies that use shock value as their base.
“I don’t want people to think I’m trying to make ‘high’ movies,” Peele said. The edge. “I think it’s a trap that I don’t like too much because I, you know, like making shitty movies. I like to do weird movies that I’m really not supposed to do – and sometimes also challenge people on the other side of things.
However, Palmer understood both sides of the “high” debate.
“The problem with your films is that the observations are so hard-hitting that I think they double-cross people,” the actress said. “And that’s us coming to the theater like, ‘I want to be able to take this observation and know what to do with it.’ [That feeling] challenges me; it challenges me because I know that when Jordan edits his films and does his art, it’s based on something he felt.
Released in July Nope became Peele’s third release to gross over $100 million at the domestic box office after get out and his 2019 film We. Nope will be available to stream on Peacock from November 18.