Jordan Peele Explains the Scissors in ‘Us,’ Says He Wanted to ‘Honour’ it

Jordan Peele has explained why he chose to make scissors the weapon of choice in his upcoming movie, Us.

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, said scissors are an homage to all the great horror films. “The scissors are an iconic piece of horror imagery that has been used in other films,” Peele explained. “But, I felt like I wanted to sort of honor that weapon in the best way I could in this film. Sort of make it the central image.”

The director then went on to give viewers a peek into his sinister creativity that helped add innovation to this classic item while also advancing the theme of the movie.

“There’s a duality to scissors, both literally and physically,” Peele said. “They’re a whole made up of two parts, but also they lie in this territory between the mundane and the absolutely terrifying

He went on to say that there are subtle messages in the movie that will resonate on different levels based on the viewer’s experiences. “There are things that I’m exploring and trying to say with this film all relating to our duality as human beings,” Peele said. “The guilt and sins we bury deep within ourselves.”

We can’t wait.

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