Hopefully you know this already. But if you don’t, the show’s YouTube is ready to introduce you to one of their many, many delightful sketches.
To honour the release of Us, the Key & Peele YouTube channel did something special for the former star, re-uploading a sketch about the lingering unease of a horror movie and the lengths we’ll go to to avoid admitting that we’re actually really frightened.
I haven’t yet seen Us, but I have to imagine this is how I’m going to feel coming out of the theatre. “Wait, does that person look like me? OH! Oh, no, no, no, I’m not scared. Just… can I crash at your place tonight?”
Watching a sketch like this is also a delight, because you can see Peele’s love of horror coming through in a playful way. I have to imagine he was the driving force behind sketches like this. Also, protip: always park close when you’ve going to see a horror movie. Much safer.
Us is in theatres now.