Have You Watched “Get Out”?

This weekend I did something I rarely do: I watched a horror movie.

Okay, technically the director of Get Out calls it a “social thriller,” which is accurate. But I think it’s fair to say that it’s also a horror movie–there’s a sense of dread and a few jump scares.

I had heard great things about the movie, and I wasn’t disappointed. It was riveting from start to finish. I laughed, I cringed, I jumped a little bit, and I really enjoyed watching the mystery unfold.

In fact, I wish I had seen it while it was in the theater, as I bet it would have been a lot of fun to watch with a live audience instead of just 2 sleeping cats.

One of the best aspects of the movie is that, despite the premise, everything makes sense. It’s impeccably structured and very well written. But there’s one element that didn’t quite fit, and I was hoping those who have seen it can help me make sense of it.

***spoilers below***

Throughout the movie, the housekeeper and gardener act really weird, like they’re not completely there. In the end we learn that the brains of the grandparents were transferred into their bodies a while ago. Wouldn’t that mean that they should have been acting like grandparents the whole time? Why were they working for the family? And why was the gardener/grandfather running around the house at night?

I’m guessing that I just didn’t fully understand the brain transfer process.

***end spoilers***

What did you think of Get Out?