The recently released trailer for Jordan Peele’s Us is already terrifying enough, but it’s the song playing in the background that has given fans nightmares.
This track adds a whole new level of creepy to this upcoming horror film.
According to IMDb the film centers around a mother and father taking their kids to their beach house, expecting to enjoy time with friends, but their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some visitors arrive uninvited.
The trailer is already scary as hell with the family fighting off their own doppelgängers, but when you pair the terrifying scenes with a remix of Luniz’s “I Got 5 On It” you get a whole new level of creepy that none of us were ready for.
It seems that Peele knew exactly what he was doing when he freaked us all the fuck out.
“That song, it came pretty simple,” he said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “I’m making a movie in Northern California, that’s a bay area hip-hop classic and I wanted to explore this very relatable journey of being a parent [and] maybe some of the songs you listened to back in the day aren’t appropriate for your kids.
So that was one level, and another part was, I love songs that have a great feeling but also have a haunting element to them and I feel like the beat in that song has this inherent cryptic energy, almost reminiscent of the Nightmare on Elm Street soundtrack. So those were the ideas that that song hit the bulls-eye on for me, and also, it’s just a dope track.”
Fans now see the track in a whole new light thanks to Peele’s trailer.
I don't know who is behind flipping I Got 5 On It into a horror movie theme but give that person all the awards. Damn.
— Tamoor Hussain (@tamoorh) December 25, 2018
Me the next time I Got 5 On It plays pic.twitter.com/wAxxOdVN0W
— Qui Gal (@quiify) December 26, 2018
Bruh…Jordan Peele made “I Got 5 On It” TERRIFYING #UsMovie
— Jameis Lannister (@TheCoolTeacher_) December 25, 2018
Jordan Peele bout to make a whole generation of kids terrified of I Got 5 On It
— Pastor Juanita Rent-um (@seelolago) December 25, 2018
You can watch the recently released trailer with the terrifying track below:
Well we’ll never listen to this song the same again.
Thanks Jordan Peele.
Us will hit theaters March 15, 2019. In the meantime, we’ll be trying to get this creepy remix out of our heads.
Are you exciting for this upcoming horror film? What did you think of the “I Got 5 On It” remix? Sound off in the comments below!