Us review – taut, primal horror

A startling image of dozens of white rabbits appears early on in Us. It’s the first of many Easter eggs indicating an embedded history of cross-cultural references – see it as a dislocated reading of Alice in Wonderland, as much as a literal evocation of the spiralling mysteries to come.

The disturbing, ever-present music in the home-invasion-cum-identity-crisis horror film, with its plucked chords and eardrum-scraping screeches, brings Willy Wonka’s lapse of sanity to mind. And the words the candyman once spoke somehow feel incredibly fitting here: ‘Not a speck of light is showing, so the danger must be growing!’.

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