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Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Will Be A Whole Lot Scarier Than ‘Get Out’

Jordan Peele’s Us Will Be A Whole Lot Scarier Than Get Out

by Jessica Gomez on February 04th, 2019 | |

Writer and director Jordan Peele spilled some new information about his upcoming horror film Us in an interview with Rolling Stone – and it’s going in a much different direction than Get Out.

While the concept of Get Out was certainly scary, it wasn’t exactly a horror flick, and Peele concedes that. “I’m such a horror nut that the genre confusion of Get Out broke my heart a little. I set out to make a horror movie, and it’s kind of not a horror movie. As a horror fan, I really wanted to contribute something to that world,” Peele said.

Peele divulged that race will not be the epicenter of the film, and that the monsters, called the Tethered, will consist of doppelgängers of a targeted family who will have to face them in order to survive. He promises a tried and true horror film; he’s even looking forward to scaring fans of Get Out who are of the more mild viewership. His aim is to contribute to monster mythology in the way Dracula and Frankenstein have.

Peele also spoke about Get Out’s origins years ago, which included racist zombies who refused to eat black people. Over 40 drafts were written before he settled on the protagonist’s girlfriend’s racist family who hunts black people for sport.

Us is set to premiere at SXSW on March 8th this year, and will be released nationwide March 22.



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