As he promotes his horror movie "Us," opens Friday, author director Jordan Peele has been delighted by fans with sweet references to other horror classics, from "The Shining" to "A Nightmare on Elm Street."
On Twitter, Peele reacted with quotes from the movies, after fans this week pointed to his sneaking nods, like making interviews while having a red jacket and plaid shirt as the famous donned by Jack Nicholson in Stanley Kubrick & # 39; s "The Shining."
Before a Wednesday screening of the film for students at Howard University in Washington, Peele had a red and green striped scarf that looked like the red and green jersey of Freddy Krueger, the outrageous serial killer in Wes Craven's "A Nightmare on Elm Street."
Some fans also noted that he might have subtly referred to the horror movie "Candyman" – where bees is a recurring symbol – wearing a bi-pin while appearing on "Late Night With Seth Meyers" and a bi-tie on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon."
Peele is currently writing what is slated to be a "Candyman" sequel.
Peele has abandoned many classics of the genre as inspiration for his own work.
"I would see as" Nightmare on Elm Street poster, and it would just creep me out. Not even the whole movie you know. For like two years I was just spoiled by that poster, "he told Fallon on Monday.
With Lupita Nyong & Winston Duke," Us "," Us "is Peele's highly anticipated first movie Since 2017, "Get Out", as brilliantly undermined elements of the horror genre while providing trenchant satire on race in America. Produced on only $ 4.5 million budget, came the comedian's debut film as director of a global boxing office hit and earned Peele an Oscar for best original manuscript.
Critics have said "Us", prizes Friday, is more of a traditional horror movie than "Get Out" but still shows Peele's unique vision and is expected to
Peele sartorial tribute to horror movie characters is also an appropriate parallel to the plot "Us", depicting a family confronted with their dopple gangsters.