It’s a little weird to be so early into the year and already have a pretty dead-on idea of what the best horror movie of the year will be. Jordan Peele’s latest, Us is shaping up to be something pretty special as a straight horror film. It might not share the comic breaks and social commentary as Get Out, but that shouldn’t count against it.
What Us reminds me of so far is The Conjuring in that it doesn’t look like it’s going to reinvent the genre, but rather it’s going to follow the traditional beats the best it possibly can.
This newest trailer gives us plenty of screams and blood and strong horror images. It also offers some hints at the greater story as it seems to be a kind of doppelganger narrative.
No matter what, though, I have little doubt this movie will jostle us out of our seats when it hit theaters on March 22, 2019.