Listen, I’m not going to waste time here, because frankly I want to be thinking about Jordan Peele’s Us as little as possible right now. So the cliff notes: Ahead of its big debut at Super Bowl last night, Peele dropped a new trailer for his follow-up to the groundbreaking Get Out on Reddit, of all places, yesterday. And if you thought the first trailer for this mindjob of a film looked like undiluted nightmare fuel, well you haven’t seen anything yet!
So go ahead and click play on this new trailer below, but just make sure to cancel any plans you may have had to actually get a good night’s sleep in the immediate future. Also, if you ever see anybody on the street that looks like you, run. Just freaking run, damn it!
I believe the appropriate response is “Hhnnnfgggnnggnghhh”. Peele spoke to reporters at the end of last year about the film (via THR), that it was “very important for me was to have a black family at the center of a horror film.”
But it’s also important to note, unlike Get Out, Us is not about race. It is instead about something that I feel has become an undeniable truth. And that is the simple fact that we are our own worst enemies.
I dedicated a lot of myself to create a new horror mythology and a new monster. I think that monsters and stories about monsters are one of our best ways of getting at deeper truths and facing our fears as a society.
I’m already horrified whenever I look in the mirror thanks to just getting old and fat, and now I have to start worrying that a weird reflection of me is also a creepy monster? Thanks for that,
Us stars Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Cali Sheldon, and Noelle Sheldon. It is scheduled for release on 22 March 2019.
Last Updated: February 4, 2019