The Film’s Darkest, Most Powerful Moments

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Jordan Peele’s smash hit Us is dominating the box office and sparking a lot of discussion due to the idea that everyone sees its intent and purpose differently. While Peele’s first movie, Get Out, was more cut-and-dry in the message being portrayed on screen, this one has definitely been left up to interpretation. One of the constants in both movies, however, is the symbolism inherent in pairing well-known songs with foreshadowing scenes, and the kind of flawless musical direction that turns typically elating songs into soundtracks fit for a horror movie.

Michael Abels, the musical composer of Us, is the kind of creative force who can find the intersection between culture and emotion by using notes and sounds.

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