Cine Sunday: Us
Writer/director Jordan Peele's incredible Get Out was one of the best films of the last few years, combining thematically rich social commentary with genuine horror thrills and deservedly won Peele the Best Original Screenplay Oscar at 2018's ceremony as well as nominations for a slew of awards across the board, including the coveted Best Picture Oscar. So to say that his follow-up, Us, is highly anticipated would be an understatement, and while plot details are scarce and the film has been shrouded in secrecy, it looks like audiences are in for another uniquely terrifying experience.
Erstwhile Black Panther stars Winston Duke and Academy Award Winner Lupita Nyong'o play Adelaide and Gabe Wilson, happy parents to daughter Zora (Shahadi Wright Joseph) and son Jason (Evan Alex). They live in comfort in a beautiful house, enjoying trips to the beach with their affluent white friends (Elisabeth Moss and Tim and Eric's Tim Heidecker). One night however, four mysterious silhouettes appear in their driveway, and the Wilson's idyllic life is shattered as they find themselves terrorised by an identical family of doppelgangers dressed in creepy red robes.
Everything we've seen of this film point to this being another phenomenal achievement from Peele, and the trailer alone contains some of the most haunting and disturbing horror imagery in recent memory. This is set to be one of the cinematic events of the year, and with such a calibre of talent behind it, including Peele's fiercely intelligent, genre-bending approach to horror, the only thing we can be sure of is to expect the unexpected.
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