While promoting his horror film "Us" on Friday, screenwriter and director Jordan Peele delighted fans with sneaky references to other horror classics, "The Shining "to" A Nightmare on Elm Street ".
On Twitter, Peele responded with quotes from the movies, after fans of the week highlighted his sneaky nods, such as doing interviews while wearing a red jacket and plaid shirt, like the ones Jack Nicholson wore in the movie "The Shining" by Stanley Kubrick.
Before the screening of the film for Howard University students in Washington, Peele wore a red and green striped scarf resembling the red and green sweater of Freddy Krueger, the monstrous serial killer of Wes' "A Nightmare on Elm Street" Craven.
Some fans also noted that he may have hinted at the horror film "Candyman" – in which bees are a recurring symbol – wearing the lapel pin while appearing in "Late Night With Seth Meyers "and a bee-shaped tie in" The Tonight Show with Jimmy Falling On. "
Peele is currently writing what should be a sequel to "Candyman".
Passionate about horror cinema, Peele has cited many classics of the genre as a source of inspiration for his own work.
"I would see, for example, the" Nightmare on Elm Street "poster and she would help me out. Not even the whole movie, you know. For about two years, this poster scared me, "he told Fallon on Monday.
With us, played by Lupita Nyong'o and Winston Duke, "We" is Peele's first highly anticipated film since 2017, "Get Out", which has cleverly subverted elements of the horror genre while offering an uncontrollable satire about race in America. Produced with a budget of only $ 4.5 million, the actor's first film as a director became a worldwide box office hit and earned Peele the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.
Critics have said "We", which debuted on Friday, is more of a traditional horror film than "Get Out," but it still presents Peele's peculiar vision and is expected to dominate the box office this weekend.
Peele's tributes to horror movie characters are also an appropriate parallel to the plot of "We", which represents a family facing its detractors.