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Chosen by Lilyn


A family’s serene beach vacation turns to chaos when their doppelgängers appear and begin to terrorize them.

Directed By: Jordan Peele

Starring: Lupita Nyong’oWinston DukeElisabeth Moss 

“While I’m not a huge fan of the last half of the movie, the idea was very intriguing and all of the actors absolutely acted their asses off. Lupita N’Yongo on this cover though…. scares the bloody hell outta me.”


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A Few Trivia Goodies from IMDB!

(I won’t ever do any trivia from the spoilers section or if I think it may possibly be spoilery)

The presence of white rabbits, the hall of mirrors and the red jumpsuits worn by the Tethered are all references to Alice in Wonderland. The hall of mirrors in particular represents “through the looking glass” while the red suits represent the Red Queen, the villain of the story.

Lupita Nyong’o based Red’s voice on Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and specifically the spasmodic dysphonia he suffers from.

The overhead shot of the Wilsons driving to the vacation home, along with the synchronized speech and mannerisms of the twins, is a reference to The Shining (1980).

Duke Nicholson‘s characters are named Danny and Tony, and Jordan Peele told him to play the part like Lloyd the bartender from The Shining (1980), not realizing at the time that he is Jack Nicholson‘s grandson.

When Lupita Nyong’o appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015) to promote the film, she was wearing scary yellow-irised contact lenses to better reflect the eerie nature of her character.

The Wilsons’ toy closet includes the game “Guess Who?”, a classic board game requiring players to match the identical face of the card chosen by the other player.

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