Jordan Peele gave the perfect answer to being named “The Best Horror Director of All Time”

Jordan Peele did not leave his cinematic predecessors.

On Wednesday, the writer-director of the new movie “No” shared a hilarious response to a fan who suggested that Peel might be “the best horror director of all time.”

“I know it’s a hot reception, but at what point do we declare Jordan Peele the best horror director of all time? Can you think of another horror director who had 3 great films, let alone 3 in a row? I can’t” tweeted fan, Adam Ellis.

To back up his claim, Ellis shared screen shots of Rotten Tomatoes scores for Peel’s “Get Out” (98%), “Us” (93%), and “Nope” (89%).

While the Academy Award-winning director has taken a huge share of the horror realm with the aforementioned productions, Peele modestly pointed to the seasoned director he thinks holds the crown.

“Sir, please hang up, I beg you,” Peel said. tweeted in reply.

He playfully added, “Sorry. I love your enthusiasm, but I simply will not tolerate any slander against John Carpenter!!!”

Carpenter is widely regarded as one of the most influential artists in the horror genre. In a career spanning over 50 years, he has made over 30 films, including the original Halloween, The Thing, and Christina.

Although several Twitter users were quick to take a stand against Ellis, including pointing out Carpenter’s hugely successful and enduring track record, he remained true to his love for Peel.

“I’m open to discussion, but if you come to my mentions to say that Get Out and Us are anything less than a modern classic, you can just show yourself because I’m not open to that (wrong) opinion. he tweeted.

Peel, known for making artistically gripping films with harsh social commentary, became fifth black director be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director for Get Out and won Best Original Screenplay for the movie.

In an interview with Deadline in 2017, MonkeyPaw Productions founder disclosed filmmakers who ignited his directorial journey.

“I wanted to be Steven Spielberg, Tim Burton, Stanley Kubrick, David Cronenberg, Ridley Scott, James Cameron and Hitchcock,” Peel said of his childhood dream of becoming a director despite the lack of prominent black directors.

He added, “I wanted to be a director since I was 13, and horror and thrillers were my strongest genres. They always scared me with everything, but only then did I become mature enough to mentally separate myself and look at these films as powerful art.

No will hit theaters on Friday. Check out the trailer for the sci-fi horror film below.