Nope: I Will Make Thee a Spectacle

Dani Bethea
15 min readJul 24, 2022

A good miracle.

Jordan Peele and Keke Palmer Look to the Sky, July 20, 2022, Photo Courtesy of GQ.

Warning: This piece contains spoilers for the entire film Nope.

Nope is the third project in a sequence of Jordan Peele’s written-directed films that weaves the fantastical uncanny valleys of science fiction and the white-knuckled hackle-raising tensions of horror. Moreover, this is the second film starring Peele’s ingenue Daniel Kaluuya and what magic they make…

Dani Bethea

Horror Sommelier & Pop Culture Pontificator. Prev EIC: We Are Horror. Mental Health and Horror Doc. Published: Studies In the Fantastic + Women of Jenji Kohan.