Wednesday, 24 Apr 2024

'Us' Director Jordan Peele on Being Inspired by George Romero and Universal Monsters [Interview]

Writer/director Jordan Peele looks exhausted when I sit down to speak with him. It’s his final interview of the day. A car is waiting outside to take him to the airport. And his new horror movie, Us, had just broken the brains of its word premiere audience at SXSW the night before.

Even with the time crunch – Peele is the kind of interview that demands 30 minutes, not 10 – the Oscar-winning filmmaker behind Get Out managed to talk about his influences, directing his ensemble in terrifying dual performances, and creating a truly tragic monster.

Us is in theaters now.

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