Jordan Peele’s Us: Black Horror Comes Out of the Shadows

“It’s our time now.” –Us

Universal Pictures


When I was growing up in Miami, my late mother, civil rights activist Patricia Stephens Due, would sit with me and my two sisters and watch the Saturday “Creature Features” — reruns of old Universal horror movies like The Wolf Man, Dracula and The Fly. I never saw black characters in those films, but I…