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'Us' Rewards the Audience by Subverting Our Expectations

1 month ago   |   By No Film School

The best thing a filmmaker can do is subvert an audience's expectations.
It has been two years since Jordan Peele's Us hit theaters. Us is a straightforward horror film that loosely tethers itself to a subgenre of horror. It evokes true fear and dread at points. In the moments where the film lacks, there are true gems that make Peele's second film a great movie.
Although it might fail to scare, Us doesn't fail to do the one thing horror is meant to do-subvert the audience's expectations.
Most films fail to deliver a payoff that the audience does not see coming a mile away, but Peele and...
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