After Get Out, Jordan Peele is back with his next horror movie. A psychological horror thriller titled Us, the trailer of the film dropped on Christmas last year and we’re still wide awake thinking about it. The movie is pure Peele-style terror with a brand new storyline and a cast we haven’t seen in this genre before. The writer-director reignited a flame of innovation in horror and is likely to bag a lot more honors for his new venture. Us releases in theatres this weekend and here’s why you need to be excited:
It’s got a bunch of talented actors
From the Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o to the Emmy winner Elizabeth Moss, there are plenty of familiar faces in this film. Winston Duke has been cast as the male lead opposite his Black Panther co-star, while Tim Heidecker of the comedy duo Tim & Eric also plays an important part.
The crew is pretty fabulous too
The film reunites the trio of Peele, Jason Blum, and Sean McKittrick, who have previously worked together on Get Out and the Oscar-nominated BlacKkKlansman. With a stellar cast and an equally amazing crew, it is safe to say that Us will be the movie everyone talks about for a long time.
The story is pure psychological horror
The film follows the Wilsons on a family vacation, where horrors start to unleash after a group of strangers arrive at their beach house. You’d think this plot has been overdone in cinema but the twist is that these strangers are the characters themselves, or at least their worst versions come alive.
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The memes are coming
The best thing about this generation is the invention of memes. Everything can be explained, simplified, or downplayed with a single image. The trailer of Us got a lot of attention on social media and the memes that followed made us realize that we’re not the only ones still reeling about the film.
It reveals a dark truth about ourselves
Trust Jordan Peele to make us over-analyze a horror film. With Us, the writer-director has us introspecting our own demons showing us what the worst side to ourselves could be. The film is definitely going to open up room for discussion, just like Get Out did, and we can’t wait to share our thoughts.
Us releases in theatres across India on the 29th of March. Read our review of the film here.