Get Out: What Is The Sunken Place?

Get Out: What Is The Sunken Place?

I saw Jordan Peele’s magnificent “Get Out” this weekend and was blown away by it’s powerful racial commentary as well it’s unique probing of the human psyche. While the racial component definitely makes for some poignant discussion, for this brief analysis, I will try to focus more on what I believe “The Sunken Place” is as it has some interesting implications. 

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The Unsettling Disappearance and Death of Elisa Lam.

The Unsettling Disappearance and Death of Elisa Lam.

On February 19th, 2013 the decomposing body of twenty-one year old college student Elisa Lam was found inside of a water tank atop Los Angeles’ Cecil Hotel. After guests staying at the hotel reported foul tasting, blackish-brown water coming from their faucets, hotel staff were propelled to locate the source of the ill-tasting water and upon inspection, they discovered her remains.

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Mothman: What happened in Point Pleasant, West Virginia?

Mothman: What happened in Point Pleasant, West Virginia?

On December 15th, 1967 in Point Pleasant, West Virginia the town’s Silver Bridge collapsed killing 46 people and forever changing the landscape of extraterrestrial and cryptozoological study. Leading up to the collapse of the bridge, residents of the small town reported seeing a strange, bipedal, winged cryptid that stood about seven feet tall and had a massive wingspan. Couples that visited the Lover’s Lane style hangout spots on the outskirts of the town had encounters with the creature and described it as blindingly fast and possessing horrible red eyes. Due to it’s moth-like appearance the creature was eventually given the name Mothman.

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