On March 8th, African-American tastemakers in Atlanta, Los Angeles and New York were among the first to see Jordan Peele’s newest nightmare, US, as a part of the #USFirst screening program to give a first-look at the highly anticipated film. These screenings happened simultaneously, along with the SXSW premiere in Austin and ignited social media chatter throughout the night and was a trending topic on Twitter!

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – MARCH 08: Jon Gist speaks onstage during Universal “US” First Screening – Atlanta at SCAD Show on March 08, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Universal)

Thank you Universal for having myself and other notable tastemakers in Atlanta be one of the first to screen on of the scariest movies of the year!

Notable attendees included: John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Tracee Ellis Ross, Janelle Monae, Ryan Coogler, Lance Gross, Lakeith Stanfield, Ludacris, Kandi Burruss Tucker, BJ The Chicago Kid, Justin Simien, Angela Rye, April Reign, Angela Yee, Dapper Dan, Franchesca Ramsey, Big Krit, Cynthia Bailey, and more!

After sending shockwaves across contemporary culture and setting a new standard for provocative, socially-conscious horror films with his directorial debut, Get Out, Academy Award®-winning visionary Jordan Peele returns with another original nightmare that he has written, directed and produced.

Set in present day along the iconic Northern California coastline, Us, from Monkeypaw Productions, stars Oscar® winner Lupita Nyong’o as Adelaide Wilson, a woman returning to her beachside childhood home with her husband, Gabe (Black Panther’s Winston Duke), and their two children (Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex) for an idyllic summer getaway.

Haunted by an unexplainable and unresolved trauma from her past and compounded by a string of eerie coincidences, Adelaide feels her paranoia elevate to high-alert as she grows increasingly certain that something bad is going to befall her family.

After spending a tense beach day with their friends, the Tylers (Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Cali Sheldon, Noelle Sheldon), Adelaide and her family return to their vacation home. When darkness falls, the Wilsons discover the silhouette of four figures holding hands as they stand in the driveway. Us pits an endearing American family against a terrifying and uncanny opponent: doppelgängers of themselves.

My thoughts immediately after the credits appeared that Jordan Peele is an absolute horror movie genius. He gets it. Its not just for jump scares or gory scenes to make your skin crawl to make him the horror film mastermind, its literally the psychological aspects he puts into his work. If you are a fan of GET OUT,  you will fall in love with US. Also if you are tired of home invasion scary movies that become obvious of what the plot will be, well Peele will make sure to throw you all of the curve balls.

Winston Duke: Who plays Gabe Wilson (husband) in this movie did an amazing role as the comic relief in the film. The total opposite from his super macho character in Black Panther, its a softer and funny side you will fall in love with in the movie. A new perspective on Dad Jokes, and may I say I love that Jordan casted his so well for this as we don’t see to many “corny black dads” on film.

The Kids: I would like to say I see superstardom in these children future. I love seeing children in horror movies, it is just something so creepy about it. They all played like they have been in the industry a long time. Thanks to Jordan Peele also for given children a chance to shine in horror films in a new way. The children at many points of US stole the show. Powerful but still cuties! Proud of them.

Lupito Nyoygo: I want to say immediately if Oscars are open to giving more horror movie awards in 2020, she needs to collect her statue! She is the obvious star in the film, as the story is centered around her but I want to say she gave the most chilling performance. I can’t say much but her facial expressions, her demenor  and just how it all ended just burned a permanent memory into my brain on how amazing she did. Scary but spectacular performance!

This is a no-spoiler review, and I promise I will be doing a full review with my interpretation of this movie. Its a movie you will have to disect and mostly likely see more than once to continue to get the meaning of the film in full. I love it a lot. Horror lovers and psychological thriller enthusiast just get ready, it worth the watch!

US – In Theaters March 22, 2019

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