Lupita Nyong’o in Us.
Lupita Nyong’o in Us.
Image: Universal

One expects to be scared when going to a theater to see a scary movie. But one doesn’t expect that horror to be in the lobby.

Jordan Peele’s Us is not interested in those expectations, though, and fans have started spotting theater standees in the wild that are, frankly, unnerving as hell. Here’s footage of them, courtesy of Twitter user @travisthegrimm (and with a hat tip to Bloody Disgusting.)


Oh, that’s creepy. I’m just imagining walking past that, not paying much attention, only to find that it had changed when I glanced back. Maybe you, dear reader, aren’t that susceptible to changing standee images, but I am. And as part of the marketing rollout for Us, a creepy followup to Get Out about menacing doppelgangers, it absolutely works.

Get Out, starring Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke, comes out March 22nd. And with that standee and a terrifying poster, I might just be avoiding going to the movies until then.

io9 Weekend Editor. Videogame writer at other places. Queer nerd girl.

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