Things aren’t as they seem in UsJordan Peele has been dubbed the ‘modern day Hitchcock’ as early reviews for Us describe the flick as a ‘horror masterpiece’.
We couldn’t be more ready.
The reviews from the screening for the Get Out director’s latest project are in, and it’s safe to say viewers are obsessed.
The movie, which stars Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke and Shahadi Wright Joseph as members of the Wilson family, is said to ‘fray your nerves with exacting precision, ambitious original ideas, and moments that will traumatize.’
Sounds perfectly terrifying.
Plus, one viewer added: ‘Lupita. Is. INCREDIBLE.’
We don’t doubt it for a second.
Another lucky attendee of the screening claimed: ‘Jordan Peele did something amazing. #UsMovie is another film you have to see multiple times. Like what the hell. Can’t wait until it’s in theaters March 22!’
Another critic hailed the horror flick as ‘@JordanPeele’s definitive love letter to the Horror genre. The lovable family, the terrifying slashers, the spine-tingling score, the buckets of blood, and most importantly a hell of an experience that will put a permanent grin on your terrified face.’
Summing up the general mood, another simply described it as ‘fucking terrifying.’
Okay, we’re in.
Following an unsuspecting family who take a trip to the beach, the trailer showed the movie taking a twisted turn when some disturbing uninvited guests appear.
To make everything that extra bit creepy, the strangers end up being versions of the Wilson family themselves.
It’s all in line with the running thread and message of Us, which is that: ‘We are our own worst enemies’.
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‘I’m also trying to design a film that’s very personal for every individual,’ Peele said at the screening, according to Entertainment Weekly.
‘On the broader strokes of things, this movie is about this country,’ he said. ‘When I decided to write this movie I was stricken by the fact that we’re in a time where we fear The Other — whether it’s the mysterious invader we think is going to come and kill us or take our jobs, or the faction we don’t live near that voted a different way than us.
‘We’re all about pointing the finger. I wanted to suggest maybe the monster we really need to look at has our face. Maybe the evil is us.’
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