Jordan Peele’s horror comedy Us establishes him as a fascinating film-maker

Us is part uncanny comedy, part home invasion thriller, and part zombie horror.

The word “American” in a title (American Beauty, American Psycho) usually serves notice that an attempt will be made to diagnose a national condition, with the possible exception of American Pie. Jordan Peele, who made Get Out, has taken a subtler route with Us. If the title isn’t explicit enough, the message becomes clear when a man vacationing in Santa Cruz asks the people terrorising him and his family to identify themselves. “We are Americans,” they reply.

source: New Statesman

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