On Christmas Day (Dec. 25), filmmaker Jordan Peele gifted his fans with a horrifying trailer for his upcoming new film, Us. The movie's storyline is shrouded in secrecy, but here's what I have gathered from the internet.
Of course, Us is the follow-up to Peele's fantastic Oscar-nominated flick Get Out. The film reunites Black Panther co-stars Lupita Nyong'o and Winston Duke as they play parents of two lovable children. While on their beach vacation, the family come face-to-face with evil doppelgängers of themselves. As the Nyong'o suggests in the trailer, they have to kill them for their own survival.
"They look exactly like us, they think like us, they know where we are, we need to move and keep moving. They won't stop until they kill or...or we kill them," she chillingly says in the trailer.
At a press screening for the trailer, Peele explained to critics that he wrote Us to explore this "undeniable truth" that's been at the forefront of his mind: "The simple fact that we are our own worst enemies."
What makes the Us trailer so horrifyingly good is the use of The Luniz's 1995 classic weed anthem, "I Got 5 on It." The song, which samples Club Nouveau's 1987 heartbreaking ballad "Why You Treat Me So Bad," has now been reintroduced to a new generation of fans.
Not only that, the spooky remix of the Bay Area classic with its repetitive haunting keys near the end of the trailer will haunt you. Honestly, “I Got 5 On It” will never sound the same again.
After the trailer was released, The Luniz and their song were trending topics on Twitter.
Jordan Peele's new film Us will arrive in theaters on March 15.
Watch the Us trailer below. I also included The Luniz's classic remix video for "I Got 5 on It" after the flip.
Watch The Luniz "I Got Five On It" (Remix) Video Feat. Spice 1, Shock G, Dru Down, E-40, Richie Rich and Cap'n Sav' Em