To promote the release of the first full trailer for Us, Jordan Peele‘s follow-up to his Oscar-winning debut, Get Out, the writer-director-actor-comedian has started mailing influencers pairs of gold scissors, and that freaks me tf out.
Peele revealed the first poster image for the new flick last week – a person in red (clergy?), wearing ONE weird fingerless motorcycle glove, holds a pair of long gold scissors, kinda like surgical ones. They’re menacing is what they are.
Watch yourself. pic.twitter.com/6Wg859TK0r
— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) December 13, 2018
You know what’s more menacing than the above image: getting a pair of those scissors in the mail unexpectedly. They’ve sent pairs of the scissors, in a plush red velvet case, to a heap of people, including actress Reagan Gomez, marketer Frederick Joseph, journo Jamila Mustafa, comedian Dani Fernandez, producer Akela Cooper and writer Tonja Renée Stidhum.
Reagan Gomez, Frederick Joseph, Jamila Mustafa, Dani Fernandez, Akela Cooper, Tonja Renée Stidhum.
Lord!! What the hell are we in for @JordanPeele 😩😩 #UsMovie pic.twitter.com/vDvqoQOi1z
— Reagan Gomez (@ReaganGomez) December 19, 2018
Thanks for scaring TF out of me @UsMovie x @JordanPeele! I’m shook! #WatchYourself #UsMovie pic.twitter.com/1QgMXTfMzO
— The Moment. (@itsKARY_) December 18, 2018
Better view. Looking forward to this trailer 😳. #USMovie pic.twitter.com/AIN7LY7GI4
— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) December 19, 2018
Huge Thanks To @UsMovie x @JordanPeele x @UniversalPics For These Dope Gold Sissors.. I wonder What They’ll Do In The Film? Guess We Gotta Wait Until #March15 To See🍿👀 #Usmovie pic.twitter.com/PLjZvPXzy0
— JAMILA MUSTAFA (@JMedia_) December 18, 2018
Got a new weapon to keep by my bed thanks to @JordanPeele #USMovie pic.twitter.com/hMwyF46MHW
— Dani Fernandez (@msdanifernandez) December 19, 2018
This gift is way too eerie, you need to cut it. Thanks, @JordanPeele & @UniversalEnt! I AM due for a hair trim. #naturalhair | @UsMovie trailer debuts on #Christmas – December 25. #UsMovie #JordanPeele #jointheuntethering #shawtygotgifts pic.twitter.com/fwuQtagkPx
— Tonja Renée Stidhum (@TonjaStidhum) December 18, 2018
WHOA. Thank you so much @JordanPeele – I am so damn ready to become untethered on Christmas Day! This is like the coolest & probably scariest thing to show up on my doorstep in some time. #UsMovie pic.twitter.com/JoIUhJ00s1
— Heatherface Wixson (@MMEFXBook VOL 2 – out 10/26!) (@thehorrorchick) December 17, 2018
Yeah, @MatthewACherry @JordanPeele and @Monkeypaw, everyone @theblcklst is sufficiently creeped out. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/l2zFQDu1oH
— Franklin Leonard (@franklinleonard) December 18, 2018
Yo @jordanpeele sent me a message 😳😉 #UsMovie pic.twitter.com/i4v9qiKs7U
— Cori Murray (@corimurray) December 18, 2018
The note inside the box reads: “On December 25, Join the Untethering. Watch yourself, Jordan Peele.” The note also features a Rorschach test kinda lead image, of two side-on aces? Or a bunny with bloodshot eyes? Why does this feel so sinister? Why am I frightened now?
Writer Germain Lussier also posted this deeply intimidating, snippy gif.
The link now works. And it’s just as creepy. pic.twitter.com/88W4JiylPF
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) December 16, 2018
Us stars Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss and Tim Heidecker, alongside Evan Alex, Madison Curry, Cali Sheldon and Noelle Sheldon.
And here’s the full plot synopsis, care of SlashFilm:
A mother (Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o from Black Panther, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and 12 Years a Slave) and a father (Winston Duke from Black Panther) take their kids to their beach house expecting to unplug and unwind with friends (including Emmy winner Elizabeth Moss from TV series The Handmaid’s Tale). But as night descends, their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some shocking visitors arrive uninvited.
The full, presumably sinister, trailer drops on Christmas, and you know we’ll be reporting on it.
Us is due out in March.