The Chilling Trailer For Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Is Here To Ruin Your Holiday Spirit 😱

Jordan Peele’s directorial debut was the hit 2017 film Get Out, which shocked, delighted and horrified audiences nationwide.  And immediately, once people saw what Peele could do with a concept and a solidly written script, the nation was holding its breath to see what he would do next.

 

 

Then came the announcement for his next film, Us, due out in March 2019.  Peele said Us, starring Lupita Nyong’o, would be “a new nightmare,” and when the trailer was released on Christmas Day 2018, it definitely disturbed the visions of sugarplums dancing in our heads.

The trailer follows a family, headed by Nyong’o and Winston Duke, who are hunted by terrifying and grotesque copies of themselves who “won’t stop til all of us are dead.”

What a perfect way to get the Christmas willies!

“It’s a horror film [and] I dedicated a lot of myself to create a new horror mythology, a new monster,” Peele said, according to Gizmodo. “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.”

Many are saying that Us will join the ranks of the ’80s slasher movie franchises that have made it into our collective unconscious, such as A Nightmare On Elm Street and Friday The 13th. In contrast to Peele’s work, those reflect conservative Reagan-era values.

“These largely apolitical movies — packed with exploitative carnage and sex — nonetheless have a common theme that Moral Majority types can get behind: If you’re a kid who has premarital sex, does drugs, binge-drinks, and parties like a fool, you will be severely punished,” wrote horror mogul Stephen King in his essay, Why We Crave Horror Movies.

“[It was] very important for me to have a black family at the center of a horror film,” Peele said. “But it’s also important to note this movie, unlike Get Out, is not about race. It is, instead, about something that I feel has become an undeniable truth: the simple fact that we are our own worst enemies.”

This movie trailer really is going to dog all of us into the New Year; every time we look in a mirror, we’re going to flinch.

But will the film deliver on the trailer’s promise?

We certainly hope so, though we’re sure we won’t sleep for weeks.