A week or so ago, Jordan Peele graced us with the first poster for his latest film, the doppelgänger horror Us, and teased that the first footage from the film would arrive on Christmas Day. Well, much like Santa Claus, Mr. Peele has delivered, and a trailer for Us hit the internets today — an extra present for those who, like us, tore through all the wrapping paper in a flash this morning. It’s one hell of a preview, and we’re not just saying that because of Peele’s baller Luniz needle-drop or because we like the cast (which we do!): It’s because the movie looks, you know, scary as hell, and we’re pretty into that.
Here’s a synopsis:
“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.”
Us hits theaters on March 15. And wouldn’t you know it, you can go ahead and get your tickets right now, according to the end of the trailer.