Remember that Gordy scene? Well, if you’ve missed the many frightening creatures starring in Jordan Peele’s Nope, we have some great news for you. The chilling sci-fi feature starring Keke Palmer and Daniel Kaluuya is coming to streaming, so if you’re ready to marvel at Jean Jacket’s beauty yet again, here’s everything you need to know.
Nope is exclusively streaming on Peacock starting Nov. 18.
Aesthetically inspired by old Westerns but brimming with the unique novelties of sci-fi, Nope follows the Haywood siblings’ journey in unraveling the secret threat plaguing their ranch. With all signs pointing to the sky, the pair become determined to get their “Oprah shot” and prove once and for all that alien life forms exist among us. But their mission proves to be easier said than done, with their newfound UFO buddy having an unpredictable mind of its own and an insatiable appetite for horses and humans. How will the Haywoods survive, and will they get their million-dollar shot? I guess it’s time to plan your next horror movie night. Trust us, you’ll never look at clouds the same way again.
Nope also stars Brandon Perea as Angel Torres, a new acquaintance of the Haywood siblings and a member of their alien-busting squad. Steven Yeun is Ricky “Jupe” Park, owner of a nearby cowboy theme park with a dark secret and an even darker history that may or may not include a feral chimp. And Michael Wincott is Antlers Holst, a renowned nature photographer who finds himself wrapped up in the Haywood’s quest to get their Oprah shot. Come for the incredible cast; stay for all the alien friends you make along the way.
Mashable’s Film Editor, Kristy Puchko, explains that “Peele leans on character, seeding his horror film with simple human moments of frustration, failure, and fraternity between the Haywood siblings. So, when things go even slightly off-kilter, our pulses quicken in fear for them. And Peele knows he has us. Rather than creating a glut of graphic imagery, he teases out eerie elements: a shadow in the sky here, a blood-dripping paw there. Like the seldom-seen shark in Jaws, Peele knows the looming threat — paired with a savvy score — can make audiences go wild, and they will.”
She also praises Peele for making his “most opaque film yet,” with Nope‘s ultimate explanation being entirely up to interpretation. Or as Puchko cleverly puts it, “Why go see a Jordan Peele movie if you want the expected?”
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Yasmeen Hamadeh is an Entertainment Intern at Mashable, covering everything about movies, TV, and the woes of being chronically online.