The director of Get Out returns in 2019 with a new nightmare for audiences, one that turns the every day into something strange and terrifying.
Get Out was one of my favorite movies of 2017 due to Jordan Peele’s ability to really use the genre to its fullest. It’s smart horror that’s really unsettling and scary, in the way that The Twilight Zone was (which is why I’m glad he’s the showrunner on the reboot). His next project, Us, looks like it’s going to be more of that. With this project the writer/director set out to create a new “monster mythology” that is more firmly rooted in horror.
The story is set in the present day and follows Adelaide and Gabe Wilson (Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke) as they take their kids to Adelaide’s old childhood beachside home in Northern California for the summer. After a day at the beach with the Tyler family (which includes Elisabeth Moss and Tim Heidecker), Adelaide — who’s haunted by a lingering trauma from her past — becomes increasingly more paranoid that something bad will happen to her family. As night falls, the Wilsons see four figures holding hands and standing silently at the bottom of their driveway.
Peele is proven. The story is intriguing, has a great cast, and a lot of elements I’m looking for in horror these days. It’s going on ‘must see’ list for the year for sure.
Us hits theaters March 15th– which needs to get here faster, please and thank you.