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Like comedy, horror has an ability to provoke thought and further the conversation on real social issues in a very powerful way.
Sometimes blessings come in strange packages.
I look at racism as one of the social demons. And, in its worst, it's violent and it's a systemic commitment to oppression.
The conversation about race is inevitable. It's one that people know that we have to have and continue to have.
A greater truth that I think we are faced with on a day-to-day basis as minorities is: We are the color of skin first and people second.
How we act with each other really reveals our most animal instincts.
I can fathom anything, man. I love biting off more than I can chew and figuring it out.
[ When I met Barack Obama] He says, I do a pretty good me myself - he said something like that. But he's - he is a close talker. He's a touchy guy.
I just think racism is within each and every one of us. It's everyone's responsibility to figure out how they deal with this kind of obsolete instinct.
I think that human beings are the most awful monster we have ever seen.
Nobody wants to see sketch comedy that's the same sketch they've seen time and time again, or that's just a rehash of that thing.
We haven't done enough work to encourage minorities to strive to make movies. Hollywood is a place full of white male directors - there are many good ones. We just haven't nurtured our voices.
For me, the social thriller is the thriller in which the fears, the horrors, and the thrills are coming from society. They're coming from the way humans interact.
Race is a universal flaw in humanity. So yes, I've been in many situations where I've felt like the outsider because of the color of my skin.
When people get together, we are capable of the most beautiful, amazing things. But we are also capable of genocide.
What teenagers are ready to laugh at is the misery of other people.
The scariest monster in the world is human beings and what we are capable of, especially when we get together.
Racism is within each and every one of us.
It's very uncomfortable to talk about race. It often devolves before it begins.
We can convince ourselves to do things in conjunction with one another that we wouldn't have been able to do as an individual.
Obama was the best thing for black nerds everywhere. Finally we had a role model. Before Obama, we basically had Urkel.
As kids, there's somehow the fear that these bullies can end your life if they want to. Everything is blown up, and occasionally that kind of awful thing does happen.
If it's comedy, you taken an absurd comedic notion and you apply it to reality. If it's horror, if it's a thriller, you do the same thing.
You can track elections by who was playing that president on 'SNL' at that time. There's the theory that the more likable or charismatic impression would help get the president elected.
With a horror movie, you want to know where the engine of the fear is coming from. Like in comedy, you want to know what the engine that's going to make the comedy - where that's coming from.
It's a no-win situation with politics, it's always going to be stressful. I'm more into the comedy of life.
You never want to be the whitest-sounding black guy in a room.
[Barack Obama] will touch you on the shoulder and, you know - in that big brother or father figure kind of way. And you really do feel sort of shepherded by him.
'Get Out' takes on the task of exploring race in America, something that hasn't really been done within the genre since 'Night of the Living Dead' 47 years ago.
I was raised that emotion was a good thing.
I didn't know my father very well; I only met him a few times.
There might be some sinister modern form of slavery going on.
I've always thought of myself as an African-American comedian, African-American man, everything.
With a horror movie, you're making a metaphor. You're making a personalized nightmare for the protagonist.
It's a no-win situation with politics it's always going to be stressful. I'm more into the comedy of life.