If you’re like me, you didn’t watch the Super Bowl. But, you were still glued to Twitter to see what trailers dropped or which premiere dates were announced. Jordan Peele didn’t disappoint, and a new trailer for his newest horror film, Us, premiered last night during the big game. This trailer leans much more into the horror, including only its terrifying score instead of the first trailer’s horror remix of “I Got 5 On It.”
Here is Us’s official plot synopsis:
Accompanied by her husband, son and daughter, Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong’o) 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.
Parts of this trailer were reminiscent of The Strangers (2008), especially when the family is sitting across from their doppelgängers, asking who they are. The doppelgängers stand menacingly in front of the fireplace, smiling and staring at the Wilsons. The creepy mask on the son helps The Strangers comparison, too.
As Peele has said in interviews, Us will be much more of a horror film than Get Out (2017), which he’s called “a social thriller.” From the trailer alone, Peele’s newest foray into horror seems like it will deliver scares with quite a few twists and turns. It also seems that this film is dealing with a larger conspiracy that may involve this whole beach town. I want to withhold my theories until seeing the film, but it’s so hard to not dive into the few precious minutes of footage we’ve been given.
Winston Duke will star alongside Nyong’o as her husband, Gabe. Us will also feature Anna Diop, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Elisabeth Moss, and Tim Heidecker.
Us premieres on March 22nd. You can already buy tickets on Fandango. What do you think of the new trailer? Will you be there on opening night? Let us know your thoughts on Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, and in the Horror Fiends of Nightmare on Film Street Facebook group!