John Carpenter Is The Best Horror Director Says Jordan Peele

John Carpenter

Now that we know what terrifies contemporary horror artist Jordan Peele, we can avoid dismissing the significance of the tales that came before him.

The filmmaker of Get Out and Us delightfully replied to a tweet from a fan on Wednesday when rave reviews for his most recent film, Nope, started to come in from critics. The fans wanted to call Peele “the finest horror director of all time.” In the original tweet, it was noted that the good reception to Peele’s Oscar-winning 2017 debut Get Out, 2019’s Us, and now Nope represented an unparalleled trinity of masterworks among horror filmmakers.

Nevertheless, reactions to the tweet pointed out that although John Carpenter is credited with producing well-regarded, time-tested works like Assault on Precinct 13, Halloween, The Thing, and They Live, Peele is known for having an amazing track record over his first three movies.  John Carpenter has three consequtive horror hits. 

Jordan Peele Says He Isn’t Here For John Carpenter Slander

A number of viewers stand on the issue, Peele has shown to be a master of the genre in such a short period of time. In the tweet, Peele says that John Carpenter is the finest horror director.

Get Out received an Oscar nomination for Best Picture and went on to win Peele his first Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. The film is about a Black guy (Daniel Kaluuya) who visits his white girlfriend’s (Allison Williams) rural family home and learns a dark truth. After that movie made $255 million globally, Peele released Us with Lupita Nyong’o, to equally positive reviews (and a $255 million global box office total).

Nope, a UFO-themed sci-fi/horror mashup starring Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, and Steven Yeun, has received mixed reviews more than Get Out and Us, but it has nonetheless received notable accolades from mainstream film critics and is predicted to be a huge blockbuster at the box office when it debuts on Friday. Nope debuts nationwide in cinemas on Friday.