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People have wild theories about Jordan Peele’s Us trailer, and some of them sound legit

Jordan Peele is back with a new nightmare, and people are already trying to piece together the puzzle.

People have wild theories about Jordan Peele’s Us trailer, and some of them sound legit

The trailer for director Jordan Peele’s new movie Us recently dropped, and people have wasted no time in trying to piece together his twisted new puzzle.

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Us stars Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke as Adelaide and Gabe, a couple whose beach vacation with their kids plummets into terror and madness when scissor-wielding doppelgängers of the family show up uninvited.

Peele has established his filmmaking brand as socially conscious thrillers where issues like racism form the foundation of the larger horror narrative. And, as audiences came to realize with Get Out, Peele is a very intentional filmmaker. There’s a good chance that some song, throwaway moment, or even an article of clothing hold the key to a significant plot point.

So considering where Peele is pushing cinematic storytelling—and how he’s doing it—internet sleuths have cobbled together some legit-sounding theories for Us:

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KC covers entertainment and pop culture for Fast Company. Previously, KC was part of the Emmy Award-winning team at "Good Morning America," where he was the social media producer.

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