Ahead of its official release, Us already has a 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, which for a horror film is super impressive. Last week, Us opened the 2019 South by Southwest Film Festival and has garnered a total of 55 reviews.
However, according to CinemaBlend, the likelihood of Us staying at 100 percent is extremely unlikely. A few imperfect reviews are bound to occur when the film is officially out in theaters later this month.
That said, 2017’s critically acclaimed Get Out ended up having a 98 percent on the Tomatometer based on 347 reviews. However, the film had the highly-coveted and rare 100 percent for some time. Of the best horror films on Rotten Tomatoes, only four have acquired a final score of 100 percent.
Us premieres in theaters March 22. You can watch the trailer for the film below.
Us stars Nyong’o (Black Panther), Duke (Black Panther), Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men, The Handmaid’s Tale) and Tim Heidecker (Ant-Man And The Wasp). The film later announced additional cast members. Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Madison Curry, Cali Sheldon, Noelle Sheldon and Duke Nicholson (Jack Nicholson’s grandson) will be joining the cast.
The idea behind Us came from when he was a student in upstate New York. Every time he got out of the midnight train, he would always imagine himself seeing his mirror image looking back at him in a tunnel.
“It was one of these nightmarish things, that creepy feeling of, ‘I’ve got to get out of here because I don’t know what is coming,’” Peele says.
When he further explored this fear, he realized that one of the scariest things for humans is a fear of ourselves. He added that the film is inspired by some of his favorite horror films, but changes the main characters for the audience to see something they’ve never seen before.
“I want to see a black family on the beach, goddamnit!” he says. “I want to see a black family buy a boat. That happens. And we’ve never seen it.”
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