Look, we realize it’s way early to be crowning any movie poster the best of the year (it is, after all, only February), but goddamn is the new one for Jordan Peele’s Us a winner.
Shared by Peele himself on Twitter today, the new poster plays up the “scary doppelganger” premise of the film, with Lupita Nyong’o‘s character removing her “normal” face to reveal her creepy double underneath. The poster manages to perfectly to sum up what Peele’s new nightmare is all about, while also just plain being one seriously cool piece of art.
And it’s as creepy as horror movie posters get…
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 arrives in theaters on March 22.