Jordan Peele Gives Perfect Response To His Nickname “Best Horror Director Ever”
Jordan Peele did not abandon his cinematic predecessors.
On Wednesday, the writer-director of the new film “Nope” hilariously responded to a fan who suggested Peele might be the “greatest horror director ever.”
“I know this is a hot take, but when do we declare Jordan Peele the greatest horror director of all time? Can you think of any other horror director who had 3 great movies, let alone 3 in a row? I can’t,” tweeted the fan, Adam Ellis.
To bolster his claim, Ellis shared screenshots of Rotten Tomatoes scores for Peele’s “Get Out” (98%), “Us” (93%) and “Nope” (89%).
Although the Oscar-winning director has gained a massive stake in the horror realm with the aforementioned productions, Peele humbly pointed the finger at a veteran filmmaker he believes holds the crown.
“Sir, please hang up the phone, please,” Peele tweeted in response.
He playfully added, “Sorry. I love your enthusiasm, but I won’t tolerate any slander from John Carpenter!!! »
Carpenter is widely recognized as one of the most influential artistic voices in the horror genre. He has directed over 30 films, including the originals “Halloween”, “The Thing” and “Christine” during his more than 50 year career.
Although several Twitter users were quick to antagonize Ellis, including pointing out Carpenter’s runaway success and long track record, he remained true to his love for Peele.
“I’m open to discussion, but if you come into my mentions saying that Get Out and Us are anything but modern classics, you might as well show up because I’m not open to that (wrong) opinion,” he tweeted.
Peele – who is known for cultivating artistically captivating films with sharp social commentary – became the fifth black director being nominated for Best Director at the Academy Awards for “Get Out”, and won Best Original Screenplay for the film.
In a 2017 interview with Deadline, the founder of MonkeyPaw Productions revealed the filmmakers who sparked his career as a director.
“I wanted to be Steven Spielberg, Tim Burton, Stanley Kubrick, David Cronenberg, Ridley Scott, James Cameron and Hitchcock,” Peele said, speaking of his childhood dreams of being a filmmaker, despite the lack of top black directors. .
He added, “I wanted to be a director since I was 13, and horror and suspense thrillers were the most powerful genres for me. They always scared me, but it wasn’t until then that I became mature enough to mentally separate myself and consider these films as powerful artistic talent.
“No” is set to hit theaters on Friday. Watch the sci-fi horror movie trailer below.