Jordan Peele is quickly becoming one of the most talked about directors in Hollywood at the moment. For those who thought his debut film, Get Out (our best film for 2017), was a fluke hit, you’re about to be proven wrong. It seems Us is equally scary, funny and moving as his 2017 Academy Award-winning film.
The horror film focuses on a family’s vacation that ends up going horribly wrong when they have to face off against home invaders. It stars Lupita Nyong’o, Elisabeth Moss, Winston Duke, Anna Diop, Shahadi Wright Joseph, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.
Us screened for the first time at the annual SXSW film festival and the first reactions are incredibly positive, with many calling it the scariest film they’ve seen in years:
Jordan Peele's "Us" is a horror masterpiece. We are witnessing the birth of our modern day Hitchcock. 20 years from now we will ask one another what our favorite Peele film is & you will get 10/12 different answers. Incredible performance from Lupita Nyong'o! #UsMovie #UsFirst pic.twitter.com/vvHunYqSxd
— Clayton Davis (@AwardsCircuit) March 9, 2019
— Ramin Setoodeh (@RaminSetoodeh) March 9, 2019
Jordan Peele’s #Us is absolutely nuts! Deliriously horrific, incredibly inventive, it has elements of the home invasion & zombie movies, but it is unlike anything I have ever seen. Wildly captivating from start to finish. #SXSW pic.twitter.com/vATBSUhD7e
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) March 9, 2019
#USMovie: it’s going to take me years to figure this movie out and i mean that as the most beautiful compliment. lupita nyong’o gives one of the all-time great horror performances. i’m speechless honestly.
— lindsey romain (@lindseyromain) March 9, 2019
I will not for a minute claim any real understanding of what I just watched but it was comfortably a top ten lifetime movie going experience. #USmovie
— Franklin Leonard (@franklinleonard) March 9, 2019
#UsMovie is a heck of an experience. Funny enough to make you laugh, scary enough to make you scream, genuinely heartbreaking in moments, anchored by several incredible dual performances, especially Lupita’s. #SXSW
— Angie J. Han (@ajhan) March 9, 2019
Accompanied by her husband, son and daughter, Adelaide Wilson returns to the beachfront home where she grew up as a child. Haunted by a traumatic experience from the past, Adelaide grows increasingly concerned that something bad is going to happen to her family. Her worst fears soon become a reality when four masked strangers descend upon the house, forcing the Wilsons into a fight for survival. When the masks come off, each stranger takes the appearance of a different family member.