Get Out begins in familiar horror territory. A young, black man is walking to a friend’s house at night, and an unseen person in a car pursues them. The young man, seriously scared, turns around and walks the other way. He is snatched by the pursuer, rendered unconscious, thrown into a car and taken away. We’ve seen this kind of cold open before, a million times over, but there’s a racial subtext to Get Out that elevates the horror into a sickening reality… much of the horror of Get Out is based on average, everyday fears and a fact of life of what it’s like to be a black man in America. In any other movie, seeing the red and blue flash of a police siren would bring hope, but in this movie, it has a gut-wrenching implication to it.