Featured this week on Poster Palooza is Jordan Peele‘s 2019 film, Us. Instead of the usual single poster that is featured, I am going to be showcasing three from this movie because they are all so beautifully done.
Each of these posters utilize exceptional imagery to immediately convey the point of the film.
The first poster shows Jason’s head facing in one direction and then the “tethered” version of him flipped and facing the other direction. This is an incredibly simplistic poster, yet it provides a first glimpse into the world that Jordan Peele crafted.
The second poster switched up its theme, now moving to an image of a “tethered” individual holding a pair of scissors, while wearing their gloves and red jump suits that we see in the film. While this image is drastically different than the first, if you look closely, it actually appears that the heads from the first poster are taking the shape of the pair of scissors from the second. Their formation is almost identical and that is just another awesome Easter egg that these posters provide, showcasing why these scissors are the perfect weapon to carry out the “untethering”.
The final poster is just absolutely terrifying to look at. On it, we can see Lupita Nyong’o’s character removing an identical mask of herself off her face. While this isn’t exactly how it works in the movie, it is still a fantastic visual, again representing the identical “tethered” version of herself that exists.
When thinking of horror movies from recent years, the posters from Us stand out among the pack, because of their haunting, creepy visuals. While they are not overly complex images, they do an outstanding job of creating intrigue and also giving insight as to what the film could be about.
Poster Rating: 10 out of 10 on the scale of awesomeness!
As you can tell, I really loved the posters from Us! Let me know what you thought of these three magnificent pieces of art in the comments and as always…
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