GET OUT (2017) was a surprise hit that not only was a box office smash, but it also won best screenplay for the creator, Jordan Peele. Whether it was more worthy than THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI (2017) is debatable, but Peele’s follow up film, whatever it would be, was most certainly anticipated by many. That film is the recently released US (2019), another horror film written and directed by Peele.
The Winston family head out to their Santa Cruz, California beach home for a long week of fun and sun. After meeting up with family friends, they head home and go to bed. Soon however a strange family appears in their driveway. When the patriarch of the family asks them to leave, the intruders soon attack the household and turn this home invasion film into something much bigger.
The film stars Lupita Nyong’o as the matriarch of the Wilson family. She along with Winston Duke playing Gabe Wilson have received great write ups for their performance. The movie received reviews as high as those as Peele’s prior film, and even topped that one as the highest opening horror film of all time. Dark Discussions takes a look at this new feature film by an up-and-coming filmmaker.