Horror film Us looks at 'culture of finger-pointers', says writer and director Jordan Peele

Director Jordan Peele attends the premiere for the film Us at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City, on March 19, 2019.
Director Jordan Peele attends the premiere for the film Us at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City, on March 19, 2019.PHOTO: REUTERS

LOS ANGELES - In between good old-fashioned scares, Jordan Peele's Oscar-winning horror flick Get Out (2017) offered a subtle commentary on racism in America with its story of a young black man's encounter with the family of his white girlfriend.

But the filmmaker warns fans they will be disappointed if they look for similar subtext in his follow-up film Us, even though it, too, is a horror story centred on African-American characters.

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