Ever since Jordan Peele released the first official trailer for his upcoming film, Nope, audiences have been theorizing about the storyline. Many have tried to figure out the true meaning behind the ominous movie title. And now, the famous horror director is giving some insight into what inspired the name choice.
At this year’s Cinemacon, Peele participated in a Universal Pictures panel and shared that the title relates to a viewer’s reaction to watching a horror movie in theaters.
“I love a rapt audience saying, ‘Nope!’ or, ‘Get out the house!’ I love to encourage that interaction because that’s what's giving the audience a unique experience,” he said, according to Entertainment Weekly. “Roller Coasters aren't fun alone. Being scared isn't fun alone. You need that energy.”