Jordan Peele responds to fan who’s ready to declare him the best horror director of all time

Get Out and Us writer/director Jordan Peele’s “horror epic” Nope reach theatres this weekend, and advance reviews are very positive. As you can see at THIS LINK, our own JimmyO even gave the film a 9/10. Seeing all these positive reviews coming in, Peele fan Adam Ellis let social media know that he is ready to name Peele the best horror director of all time… and he worded his tweet in such a way that he even got a response from Peele about it.

Ellis started off by saying “At what point do we declare Jordan Peele the best horror director of all time? Can you think of another horror director that had 3 great films, let alone 3 in a row? I can’t.” Then added, “I’m open to discussion but if you’re coming into my mentions to say Get Out and Us are anything less than modern classics you might as well just show yourself out because I’m not open to that (wrong) opinion.”

Then Peele came in to remind Ellis of John Carpenter’s filmography:

I’m sure genre fans could name plenty more directors who have three great horror films to their names, sometimes even in a row. George A. Romero is my personal favorite of the bunch. I have enjoyed Get Out and Us, and I’m looking forward to Nope, but I’m not ready to give Peele any “all time” awards just yet.

Nope is said to center on

residents in a lonely gulch of inland California who bear witness to an uncanny and chilling discovery. 

Those residents are played by Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer (Alice), and Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead). Also in the cast are Keith David (The Thing), Michael Wincott (The Crow), Brandon Perea (The OA), and Barbie Ferreira (Euphoria).

Are you looking forward to Nope? How close or far away do you think Peele is from being one of the all-time greats? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Nope poster

Source: Twitter

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