AceShowbiz - The first trailer for Jordan Peele's new horror movie "Us" is here for viewing pleasure and it looks way scarier than his 2017 hit "Get Out". Released by Universal Pictures, the video opens with a depiction of one happy family of four, the Wilsons, who are traveling up the Northern California coast where they join another family.
The Wilsons have their first scare during the vacation when their young son briefly disappears after following a man standing statue-like on the beach. But that's just the beginning of their worst nightmare. Later in the night, four shadowy figures stand on their driveway and begin attacking them.
As if it's not creepy enough, the four strangers look exactly like the Wilsons, only with mean and evil streak. They are seen trying to run away from their doppelgangers, who are also attacking their friends. But that won't be easy as Adelaide (Lupita Nyong'o) realizes that "they think like us. They know where we are."
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Jordan Peele says that the doppelgangers are called The Tethered. "I think the main idea that went into writing this film is that we're our own worst enemy, and that idea created this monster, The Tethered," the director shares. "I wanted to forge this new mythology that explored our duality and the duality of the characters."
He teases how big the terror caused by The Tethered will be, saying, "I won't say how far and all the places this goes to but I definitely wanted to do a movie that started with this sense of invasion, this sense of the fear of other, the fear of the stranger from outside, which I think is a common fear in society these days, and then sort of force the characters to realize the invaders have their faces."
Of putting a black family at the center of the story, Peele explains, "I can't think of a horror movie of this nature with a family in the center of it that uses a black family. So I knew just by putting an African-American family in the lead role, already we would be exploring cinematic uncharted territory."
Also starring Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, "Us" is set to be unleashed in U.S. theaters on March 15.