Jordan Peele’s reluctance to be called “the best horror director ever”

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Even though he won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for his 2017 smash “Get Out,” among other accolades, Jordan Peele, 43, isn’t interested in being hailed as one of the best scare directors of all time.

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Jordan Peele’s reluctance to be called “the best horror director ever”

Who is the GOAT of the horror genre? debated on Twitter on Wednesday between the “Nope” filmmaker and Adam Ellis, the creator of comic books.

“I know this is a controversial statement, but when do we crown Jordan Peele the greatest horror director ever?” Ellis tweeted the day before.

“Can you name another horror director that made three excellent movies, let alone three straight?” he said. I can’t.”

Additionally, he shared photos of the Rotten Tomatoes ratings for Jordan Peele’s movies “Get Out” (98%) and “Us” (93%) as well as “Nope” (89 percent ).

I’m open to dialogue, but if you approach me with the argument that Get Out and Us are anything other than contemporary classics, you might as well just leave, he said. “I’m not receptive to that (wrong) opinion,” he added.

Peele laughed and joked that he was not having any of it.

Jordan Peele’s reluctance to be called “the best horror director ever”

Jordan Peele’s reluctance to be called “the best horror director ever”

The “Mad TV” alumnus responded, “Sir, I beg you, put the phone down.

“Sorry. I appreciate your excitement, but I will not put up with any criticism of John Carpenter! Peele added a meme of himself dressed as Robert Redford to his writing.

Carpenter, 74, is renowned for helming classic horror films including “Halloween” from 1978, “The Fog” from 1980, and “Escape from New York” from 1981.

Jordan Peele’s reluctance to be called “the best horror director ever”

Hollywood’s other notable directors were mentioned in comments made by viewers of thrillers and horror films.

“The arts are not a sport. Ranking directors goes against the creative process, a user said.

Others pointed out that other directors in the genre, such as Alfred Hitchcock, David Lynch, Wes Craven, and David Cronenberg, had greater notoriety to their names.

“Be quiet. Another person said, “You philistine, Jordan Peele is one of our most interesting modern filmmakers and he deserves respect.

 

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