Jordan Peele Talks Horror with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show

The filmmaker is going through the motions leading up to the release of his highly anticipated new horror film, Us.

By Chris Morse

Us writer and director Jordan Peele had an interesting chat with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show this week, discussing his upcoming film and the horror genre as a whole. He reflects on one of his early memories of horror, which was being extremely creeped out by the poster for A Nightmare on Elm Street. However, as he grew older, Peele learned there was a certain power to storytelling – that he could become Freddy Krueger, and become the monsters he was so afraid of.

Following the short discussion, The Tonight Show also played a clip from Us, but it was one we have previously seen in our earlier coverage. Regardless, this is a great little segment, especially for those who wants to get to know the man behind the film a little better. Give it a watch above and let us know if you’re excited to check out the movie later this week.

Set in present day, the film follows a woman who returns to her beachside childhood home with her husband and two children for a summer getaway. Growing increasingly more paranoid about something bad befalling her family, her fears prove to be grounded as four figures holding hands arrive at the home. Soon, the family is pitted against doppelgängers of themselves in a terrifying battle for survival.

Us stars Lupita Nyong (Black Panther, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, 12 Years a Slave) as Adelaide Wilson and Winston Duke (Black Panther) as her husband, Gabe, along with Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale), Tim Heidecker, Cali Sheldon, and Noelle Sheldon.

Written and directed by Jordan Peele, the film is set to hit theaters on March 22nd, 2019.

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Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo