The Oscar winner gave the world a bone-chilling thriller gift on Christmas morning, December 25.
Us stars Black Panther's Winston Duke and Lupita Nyong'o, respectively, Golden Globe award winner Elizabeth Moss and child actors Shahadi Wright Joseph and Evan Alex.
Jordan Peele's first look of the trailer shows the actors facing their evil doppelgängers, making the statement that people can be their worst enemy.
— Shadow and Act (@shadowandact) December 25, 2018
Once the trailer dropped, people took to Twitter to applaud Peele's creative direction.
One wrote how Peele took an original horror idea and made it his own.
Jordan Peele : so picture this you're at home with your family and someone breaks in and tries to kill you
other screenwriters: i mean i think it's been done bef-
Jordan Peele : pic.twitter.com/q6kEn4asAD
— Rimna H. (@CustardRhymes) December 25, 2018
Even celebs, like actress Zendaya, were ready for the film to release.
*clears schedule for release date* https://t.co/nHJfMqmyIa
— Zendaya (@Zendaya) December 25, 2018
A horror movie prominently featuring a black family facing themselves in some form, thus opening us up to the idea our worst enemy are our own inner-demons? Why yes Jordan Peele, take all of my money. https://t.co/vaInd20tF9
— X (@XLNB) December 25, 2018
One of the main things that stood out about the trailer was the music. Peele remixed "I Got 5 On It" by popular mid-’90s hit by the Oakland hip-hop duo Luniz, featuring Michael Marshall and people couldn't contain themselves.
I want that spooky Luniz remix from the Us trailer immediately.
— Craig Bro Dude (@CraigSJ) December 25, 2018
Whoever flipped ‘I Got 5 On It’ like this needs an immediate raise . https://t.co/X1FDoy7F0W
— thanos fan account (@qtm710) December 25, 2018
The song is a nod to someone contributing $5 to paying for marijuana, throwing it back to the popularity of weed culture in that era.
so dope that @JordanPeele used the Luniz "I Got 5 On It" for his US trailer.
Streams going way up on this + introducing a classic record to a new generation
(also the remix is 10/10) pic.twitter.com/QeL04DGkV0
— Andrew Barber (@fakeshoredrive) December 25, 2018
Us will hit theaters on March 15, 2019! Watch the trailer below!