So much of Jordan Peele’s second feature film, , is genuinely horrifying. The are just creepy enough to intrigue us, and the by Luniz dictates its whole chilling vibe. Plus, is terrifying — fans were so desperate to make sense of it all that they thought up practically seconds after the trailer debuted. But no theory could come close to , which we’re here to discuss, below.
Warning: major spoilers for Us ahead!
Who Are the “Tethered”?
In the beginning of Us, we meet the Wilson family: Adelaide and Gabe (Lupita Nyong’o and Black Panther‘s Winston Duke) and their kids, Zora and Jason (Shahadi Wright Joseph and Evan Alex). The four travel to Adelaide’s childhood vacation home in Santa Cruz, CA, for an idyllic Summer