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can’t deny that jordan peele is one of the best horror directors of the modern era, with Salt becoming a critical, commercial, cultural and awards season phenomenon, while U.S It found no shortage of success at the box office and with audiences. However, his third movie is yet to be released, but some fans are operating under the assumption that he is already the greatest of all time.
Of course, the first reactions to NO have been overwhelmingly enthusiastic, and it seems Peele still hasn’t made a misstep when it comes to his film output, but those who call him the best of the best are getting pretty far ahead of themselves, especially when Wes Craven, George A. Romero , Sam Raimi, Dario Argento, Mike Flanagan, James Wan and many others have been producing (or producing) scary stories for much longer.
While it’s fine to claim that Peele is leading the pack, one person who vehemently disagrees with the burgeoning sentiment online is…well, Jordan Peele. After hearing about the debate that swept across Twitter last night, the Academy Award-winning filmmaker stepped in to offer his take on the matter.
The former sketch show comedian is evidently a ride-or-die carpenter, which is fair enough when he’s definitely among the top tier of those who know how to tell stories about things that come in the night. Maybe in a decade or two, when Peele has more compelling and unique exercises in existential horror under his belt, we may return, but even the man himself doesn’t think he’s worthy of being part of the conversation just yet.