Jordan Peele appears to have another success on his hands as early reviews have his latest film Nope with a Rotten Tomatoes score sitting just above 80 percent. Despite receiving similar acclaim for his previous two films, Get Out and Us, Peele doesn’t believe he should be in the conversation for best horror director of all time, at least not yet.
While admitting that it was likely a hot take, Twitter user Adam Ellis wondered when Peele should be considered the best horror director of all time, challenging others to think of another filmmaker in the genre that has directed “3 great films, let alone 3 in a row.”
Peele respectfully disagreed with his take. “Sorry. I love your enthusiasm but, I will just not tolerate any John Carpenter slander!!!”
For those unaware of Carpenter’s resume, he most notably co-wrote and directed the original 1978 film Halloween. Four years later, The Thing was released. Carpenter also released The Fog, Christine, In the Mouth of Madness, which came out 16 years after Halloween, a credit to the filmmaker’s longevity. The director also helmed the 1988 sci-fi/horror movie They Live.
Carpenter also should not be limited to the horror genre since he succeeded elsewhere with Assault on Precinct 13, Escape From New York, Big Trouble in Little China, and Starman, to name a few.
Nope comes out in theaters tomorrow.