25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS REVIEW: IZOMBIE – METHOD HEAD

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MAIN CAST

Rose McIver (Power Rangers RPM)
Malcolm Goodwin (American Gangster)
Robert Buckley (Killer Movie)
David Anders (Alias)
Rahul Kohli (Holby City)

RECURRING / NOTABLE GUEST CAST

Steven Weber (2 Broke Girls)
Zack Peladeau (The Blackburn Asylum)
Skyler Day  (Sweet/Vicious)
Ryan Lane (Switched at Birth)
Jessica Harmon (Black Xmas)
Leanne Lapp  (Grave Encounters 2)
Bryce Hodgson  (X-Men 2)
Anna Galvin (Warcraft)

Going into an episode about a TV show called Zombie High, it was safe to expect things would get pretty meta and “Method Head” did not disappoint. From Clive calling the idea of a zombie show where the zombie’s the star “dumb” to learning Zombie High, despite being set in Portland, films in Seattle (the Seattle-set iZombie films in Vancouver) for tax breaks, the iZombie team clearly had a ball winking at themselves and their fans. And we can only guess there were plenty of private in-jokes too, such as when Liv said things like, “I love the cute little names the crew have for the actors!”The only thing that felt notably off was the first few minutes, with the Christmas setting and Liv eating the Santa brain. The idea of showing a bit of a passage of time was interesting, as we went into the new year, but it still left that opening feeling disconnected – and even Major finding out that, in theory, he will eventually become a zombie again, was somewhat put to the side for the remainder of the episode (though obviously that’s going to be a continuing issue).However, once the episode really got going, all of the Zombie High material was extremely funny, and I loved that the show sort of got every in-joke they could out of the way, by also bringing up the new Power Rangers movie multiple times, as a nod to Rose McIver’s Ranger past – and Ravi’s line, “If I’m hearing you right, there’s going to be another Power Rangers movie!” was so great. But what was gratifying was the episode didn’t only rest on the meta jokes, and in fact, one of the funniest moments, when Liv had to help an actor who claimed to have a photographic memory remember the term photographic memory, had nothing to do with this being a zombie show doing an episode about a zombie show.5616cde899678The first iZombie of 2016 was a highly entertaining one, as the show managed to have fun with itself in a big way. Meanwhile, Major is going in even deeper with Max Rager, even as we learn he’s being sought as the “Chaos Killer”, adding yet another obstacle to overcome.

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25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS REVIEW: GOSEI SENTAI DAIRANGER – EPISODE 42: A STRAIGHT LINE TO MOMMY

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Recap of Episodes 37 and 38 is shown, the appearance of Dairinjyuu, Kaku going to the Emperor asking for a ceasefire, and evil Kou. Lin leans over her balcony at night hoping Kou returns. Night turns to day. Akomaru arrives to a temple with his cotpotro and cart. He calls for Ikazuchi, a giant insectoid. Elsewhere, kids play soccer at the park and one boy calls their attention a strange footstep.untitledThey follow the footsteps through a forest and it leads them to the temple Akomaru was at. There they see Akomaru and Kou’s mother chained. She pleads to be freed. Ikazuchi appears and scares the children and they run off. Akomaru orders Ikazuchi to go after them. The boys run and see Lin on her bike and they tell her what they saw. They are then attack by the monster. She tells them to get to safety. She fights it and it strangles her. She transform to fight the beast. She is knocked down. Cotpotro come and she fights them. She then calls for the others on her Aurachanger. The others (already transformed) arrive on their Kiber Machines and join in the battle. The male Dairanger fight the Cotpotro. Lin runs off to the temple. Daigo asks her where she is heading. Lin spots Kou’s mom who Akomaru is having transported somewhere else. The mother recognizes her. Akomaru blows on his whistle and Ikazuchi grows huge. Ryuuseioh is called and kicks the monster down.Ryou tells Lin to get the mother which she concurs. Ikazuchi blasts down Ryuseioh with a Rainbow-like deadly attack. It affects everyone below such as Kazu, Daigo, Shouji, Lin and Kou’s mother.

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Kou is in a cave sleeping and awakes. He becomes Kibaranger and stands up. The energy hits the stars and wakes Daijinryuu and he flies back down to Earth. Ikazuchi is severely beating up Ryuuseioh. Just when things couldn’t get worse, something else attacks. Kibaranger wants to fight Ryuuseioh. Kou’s mother calls out for her son. Kou’s mother takes a ring off her finger. Akomaru runs off with her and she tosses the ring to Lin. The Earth quakes horribly.Buildings break and people are on fire. Daijinryuu knocks down Won Tiger and Ryuuseioh. Kou struggles from pain in the cave and lays on some rocks, asking for his mother. Master Kaku is out in the city, on the roof of a building and looks at Daijinryuu. The five adult Dairanger join him. Byakkoshinken is with Ryou. Lin pulls out the ring. Shouji notices it first. The others ask where Lin got the ring and Ryou studies it. Meanwhile, the Gorma Triumlative and Akomaru are gathered. Akomaru leaves laughing. Shaddam wonders where Akomaru is getting all the information about Kou. Back at the Gorma Palace, the Emperor is knitting a black garment. Shaddam appears and the Emperor tells him something. Shaddam just smirks. Later at Lin’s apartment, Lin looks at the mother’s ring and wonders. She thinks back to when she toss her the ring. She then gets an idea and calls the others.233They take out their Lailai Jewels and place them on a table. Lin puts the ring in the center and they make the ring glow. The ring flies away and the Dairanger follow it. Out in the city, the Gorma trio are again with Akomaru. He calls Ikazuchi against the Triumlative. Shaddam tells Gara and Zaidosu to take care of it. Shaddam heads to a secret area. He sees Kou’s mother and is plain shocked. She trembles and she says his name. They clearly know each other. Akomaru arrives and calls Shaddam father. Then it finally hits her that the boy that has been torturing her this whole time is her son. The twin she left with the Gorma to protect the other one from being killed. She can barely believe it. Just then, her ring arrives and returns to her finger. The Dairanger arrive. Shaddam blasts at them and they transform. They leap outside and fight Cotpotro. Zaidosu and Gara also fight the Dairanger. One of the Cotpotro then has a sword on the mother’s throat. Lin goes to her aid but Akomaru attacks her. Akomaru calls his monster to grow big and Ryuuseioh fights it. The sky becomes dark again and Daijinryuu is back. Kaku, still on the roof of a building is weary of this. Kou, in the cave, wakes and becomes Kibaranger once more.233This is the beginning of a three-part story culminating the fate of Kou of the Howling New Star and Akomaru; it also introduces the hell being Ikazuchi. a great start to a trilogy of Christmas episodes with a heart touching story.

25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS REVIEW: ARROW – THREE GHOSTS

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CAST
Stephen Amell (Screamer 2)
Katie Cassidy (Black Xmas)
David Ramsey (Dexter)
Willa Holland (Legion)
Paul Blackthorne (The Dresden Files)
Emily Bett Rickards (Brooklyn)
Susanna Thompson (Cold Case)
Colton Haynes (Teen Wolf)
Manu Bennett (Spartacus)
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GUEST CAST
Colin Donnell (Pan Am)
Grant Gustin (The Flash)
Kevin Alejandro (Ugly Betty)
Celina Jade (Skin Trade)
Caity Lotz (The Machine)
Roger R. Cross (Stargate SG.1)
Bex Taylor-Klaus (Scream: The Series)
Barry manages to save Oliver’s life, but Oliver is angry to find out that Felicity has revealed his secret when he regains consciousness. Back at Queen’s house Thea revealed Roy did not go to the hospital and needed aid, Oliver took out the arrow and called for John to come over with First Aid kit. Oliver starts to hallucinate, as well as a flash back with Slade dying, Oliver, Shado, Sara being held at gunpoint and led outside the sub. Ivo makes Oliver choose either Shado or Sara to choose to die in 30 seconds. Oliver went back to the Arrow’s hideout, and asked about side effects from Barry.
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Barry and Felicity are able to identify and locate Oliver’s attacker, Cyrus Gold. While continuing to discover the truth behind the death of Sin’s friend Max, Roy is captured by Cyrus and brought before Sebastian who injects him with the Mirakuru serum. The serum fails to work and kills Roy. Oliver arrives but defeated by Cyrus, had another hallucination about Tommy. Tommy encourages him to keep on fighting and stop Cyrus, he then destroys the remaining serum. Oliver revives Roy, but later worries that the serum may affect him negatively. It is revealed the mastermind of this is Slade (alive and all), he states that new Mirakuru can be made with his blood and he will corrupt or kill “The hood’s” followers or the ones he loved before killing him himself because just killing him is too easy for him. Ordering Blood to leave the vigilante alone for his plans. In flashbacks, Ivo kills Shado, but flees when Slade turns up with super-human strength and kills his men. Oliver went back to the hideout. Barry leaves a green domino mask for Oliver, to better hide his identity, and returns to Central City. A malfunction with the new particle accelerator, coupled with a lightning storm, causes an explosion and Barry is caught in the blast. Felicity helps Oliver puts on his new mask.
Three Ghosts served as an excellent season 2 mid-season finale setting up Slades return. It also sets up the Flash TV series. Every year Arrow Christmas episodes get better and better and seeing Slade alive and off the island was one of the best cliffhangers done on Arrow, it made people wanna come back to how it all turns out.

25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS REVIEW: WE WISH YOU A TURTLE CHRISTMAS

It’s Christmas Eve and the Turtles have forgotten to get Splinter a gift. The Turtles argue about who was supposed to get the gift. The Turtles go above the surface, undisguised, and decorate a tree in Times Square. Michaelangelo sings some opera. After Mikey stops singing, they go to a store to buy the gift. They suggest comic books, video games, and yo-yos, but end up buying a framed plastic pizza. While wrapping the gift, they sing the Wrap Rap.Splinter accepts the gift and compliments his students for their thoughtfulness and giving spirit. Splinter invites his sons and a bunch of children, who he apparently invited over for Christmas, to sing his version of the Twelve Days of Christmas.

Should you ever need a reminder that the 1990s were a strange, strange time, look no further than We Wish You a Turtle Christmas. Released in 1994 at the height of that hazy, pre-Pokemon era when when the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise reigned as the most popular thing in the entire world, Turtle Christmas was a 25-minute video in which the Turtles sang Christmas songs about themselves.

Deck The Halls:

This is unquestionably my favorite song of the lot, and it also raises my first question: The accents. Why?
I mean, I get the insanely over-the-top Brooklyn accents. The turtles are, after all, cartoon characters from New York, so that’s at least semi-understandable. But once they start singing “Deck the Halls” and go into their equally over-the-top Jamaican accents, I am lost.Next question: Why can’t Leonardo figure out how to string up Christmas lights? He’s the leader of a ninja team, but he gets tangled up in those things like he’s being trussed up for a human sacrifice, and when you combine that with his unmoving smile and dead, unblinking eyes, the whole effect is pretty creepy, even with Raphael doing an inexplicable Walk Like an Egyptian dance in the foreground. I guess you can just chalk it up to the fact that Donatello’s the one who does machines, even when those machines are just tiny light bulbs.

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Wrap Rap:

The question I’ve got about this one: How exactly did hip hop survive the ’90s with stuff like this going around? Though to be fair, despite the title, this is less rap and more New Jack Swing, so if you were wondering why you don’t really see Bel, Biv or Devoe around anymore, you now know where to place the blame.

Gotta Get a Gift For Splinter

This one actually asks its own question, namely “What Do You Get The Ninja Master Who Has Everything?” To be honest, that might be the single best line in a Christmas song, ever. It’s like the opposite of every sentence in “Do They Know It’s Christmas.” On the other hand, does Splinter really have everything? He’s a four foot tall rat who lives in the sewer, guys. He doesn’t even have shoes.
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We Wish You a Turtle Christmas:

This one… man, I don’t even know where to begin. Why are there children hanging out in the sewer on Christmas eve? Related: Could the makers of this video not find children with any rhythm at all? Also, Where do you get a framed pizza? And Who exactly is that pair of Adidas for?Wait… did they actually take the advice and get Splinter shoes, even though those kicks definitely could not fit on his misshapen mutant rat feet?

This is reallya very bizare christmas special and has to be seen to be believed.

REVIEW: OBSESSED

Starring

Idris Elba (Prometheus)
Beyoncé Knowles (The Lion King)
Ali Larter (Heroes)
Christine Lahti (The Steps)
Scout Taylor-Compton (Return To Sender)
Jerry O’Connell (Scream Queens)
Bruce McGill (Run All Night)
Richard Ruccolo (Two Guys and a Girl)
Ron Roggé (Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue)

Beyoncé in Obsessed (2009)Derek Charles (Idris Elba) works for a finance company and is married to Sharon (Beyoncé). While Derek is at work, he greets temporary worker Lisa Sheridan (Ali Larter), who, believing Derek was flirting with her, attempts to seduce him. Derek repeatedly rejects her, but Lisa continues to pursue him, making sexual advances on him at the Christmas party. At one point, she follows him to his car and attempts to seduce him again with revealing lingerie and fishnet stockings, but Derek refuses again and forces her out of his car. Derek intends to report Lisa to his firm’s human resource management, but learns that she has quit her job. Thinking that Lisa has given up, Derek is annoyed when he receives flirtatious emails from her. Derek and his workmates visit a resort for a conference, where he spots and confronts Lisa, who spikes his drink. Incapacitated, Derek is helpless when Lisa follows him into his hotel room. He confronts Lisa again the following day, and hours later discovers her lying naked in his bed after attempting suicide, and calls for medical help.Idris Elba and Beyoncé in Obsessed (2009)After repeated attempts to reach Derek on his phone, Sharon finds Derek at the hospital and suspects that he and Lisa had an affair, as Lisa claims. LAPD Detective Monica Reese (Christine Lahti) at first questions Derek’s fidelity to Sharon as well, but soon becomes skeptical of Lisa’s claims, due to inconsistencies in her story. Sharon, refusing to believe Derek, kicks him out of their house, and he moves into a separate apartment. Months later, Derek and Sharon meet up for dinner and finally reconcile. Meanwhile, Lisa tricks the babysitter Samantha (Scout Taylor-Compton) into letting her in under the pretense of being one of Sharon’s friends. When Derek and Sharon return home after dinner, they discover that Lisa had been in the house and seemingly abducted Derek and Sharon’s infant son, Kyle (Nathan and Nicolas Myers). Derek goes to his car with the intent to pursue Lisa, only to find the baby is safely sitting in the back seat. He and Sharon immediately take Kyle to the hospital for a check-up. When Derek and Sharon return home from the hospital, they find Lisa has trashed their bedroom and removed Sharon’s face from their family portrait. Sharon leaves a threatening voice message on Lisa’s phone, and she and Derek set up a home alarm system.Ali Larter in Obsessed (2009)Lisa learns that Derek and Sharon will be going away from town for a few days, with Sharon leaving one afternoon and Derek the next day. While Sharon is on her way to pick up Kyle, she realizes she forgot to set the alarm system and returns home. Meanwhile, Lisa breaks into Derek and Sharon’s house again and decorates the master bed with rose petals. While setting the alarm, Sharon hears Lisa in the bedroom. She confronts Lisa, who tries to convince her that Derek was seeing Lisa. However, Sharon sees through her lie and attempts to call the police, but Lisa subdues her, and the two engage in an altercation. Derek calls the home phone and Lisa answers; he calls Detective Reese and they both head toward the house. Lisa runs to the attic and Sharon pursues her. Sharon leads her to a weak spot in the attic floor, where Lisa falls through. Seeing that Lisa is in mortal danger, Sharon reaches out in an attempt to grab Lisa and lift her up, but Lisa refuses and tries to pull Sharon down with her. Seeing that the floor is beginning to buckle, Sharon pries Lisa off of her arm. Lisa is injured upon falling on the chandelier which she hangs off on. The chandelier soon loosens but Lisa falls onto the glass table below, and is killed when the chandelier falls from the ceiling onto her. Detective Reese arrives as Sharon comes out of the house. Detective Reese goes inside the house to investigate Lisa’s actions, and Derek arrives soon after; he and Sharon tearfully embrace.Ali Larter and Idris Elba in Obsessed (2009)Don’t go into this movie with the mind frame of it being a deep, psychological thriller with a chilling plot line because you will be extremely disappointed. It’s stupid fun, and what’s wrong with some stupid fun once in a while?

HALLOWEEN OF HORROR REVIEW: THE GIRL WITH THE GIFTS

Starring

Gemma Arterton (Byzantium)
Paddy Considine (Macbeth)
Glenn Close (Hoodwinked)
Sennia Nanua (The Fight)
Anamaria Marinca (Ghost In The Shell)
Fisayo Akinade (The Works)
Anthony Welsh (Red Tails)
Dominique Tipper (The Expanse)

Glenn Close in The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)In the near future, humanity has been ravaged by a mysterious fungal disease (a mutation of Ophiocordyceps unilateralis). The infected have turned into fast, mindless flesh-eaters, referred to as ‘hungries’. Humankind’s only hope is a small group of hybrid, second generation children who crave living flesh but retain the ability to think and learn. The children are imprisoned by a group of soldiers led by Sgt. Eddie Parks, and go to “school” at an army base in the Home Counties, where they are experimented on by Dr. Caroline Caldwell. Helen Justineau is responsible for educating and studying the children. Among the children is an exceptional girl named Melanie.Sennia Nanua in The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)Melanie is taken for experimentation by Caldwell when the base is overrun by hungries and the lab is breached, resulting in the infection of a nurse. Melanie escapes the lab and wanders outside, where soldiers are violently attacked in a failing, chaotic mass breach. Melanie is stunned by what she sees, but violently attacks and infects two soldiers who are trying to restrain Helen. Helen and Melanie jump aboard an escaping armoured van with Parks, Caldwell and a surviving soldier Kieran.Glenn Close, Paddy Considine, Gemma Arterton, and Fisayo Akinade in The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)The soldiers want to shoot Melanie, but Helen shields her and Caldwell insists she needs her. Melanie is muzzled and restrained as the group escapes into the wilderness. After the van breaks down, the group reaches London on foot and are able to make their way through a group of dormant hungries, using a ‘blocker’ gel which masks their scent, before barricading themselves overnight in an abandoned hospital. Caldwell reveals to Melanie that “second generation” hungries were discovered after newborns killed their infected mothers by burrowing out of the womb. In the morning, the group realize they have been surrounded by a horde of hungries, and Melanie volunteers to help. She captures a small dog to use as bait, leading the hungries away so the group can escape.Glenn Close, Fisayo Akinade, and Sennia Nanua in The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)As they progress through London they come across a mass of infected bodies encircling the overgrown BT Tower. Caldwell explains to the group that the fungal growth contains seed pods, which if released could end humankind. The group also come across a mobile laboratory in which they take shelter. Caldwell, injured during the initial attack on the base, reasons that she can save Helen and the human race by sacrificing Melanie to complete her vaccine research. As the group runs out of food, Kieran ventures into the city alone on a supply run, but is trapped and killed by a tribe of feral children. Caldwell stays behind as the remaining group attempts a rescue, only for them to be surrounded by the feral children. Melanie is confronted by the leader, but is able to subdue and kill him with a bat. The remaining children back off, allowing Melanie, Parks and Helen to escape.Glenn Close, Paddy Considine, Fisayo Akinade, and Sennia Nanua in The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)Upon their return, Caldwell sedates the group and confronts Melanie. Melanie comes to the realization that she is not an experiment, and that her kind will be the future. Melanie escapes to the centre of London and sets the towering seed-pod structure alight, causing it to release an immense cloud of airborne spores. Caldwell chases after her but is killed by the tribe of children. Parks finds Melanie by the blazing tower, but is infected by the spores. He cries over the inevitable end of the world, whereas Melanie simply states it’s just “not yours anymore”. He hands Melanie his sidearm, and she tearfully obliges and shoots him as he is about to turn. Melanie then returns to the lab. Helen, standing just inside the hermetically sealed door, fearfully watches as the released spores fall around the lab.The film ends with a tearful Helen awakening, secure but imprisoned inside the sealed mobile med lab. Outside, the second generation hybrid children of the army base, along with the feral children sit together, kept sternly in place by Melanie. Helen speaks through a microphone, once again to educate the children.The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)The Girl with All the Gifts is a solid movie in it’s own right, but it stands amongst the very best zombie movies. It certainly gives 28 Days Later… a run for its money, both in it’s use of it’s low- budget and it’s re-invention of the zombie trope. It’s another fresh new take on a genre perpetually at risk of going stale, but finding itself constantly injected with more creativity and imagination.

HALLOWEEN OF HORROR REVIEW: US

Starring

Lupita Nyong’o (Little Monsters)
Winston Duke (Black Panther)
Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men)
Madison Curry
Ashley McKoy
Shahadi Wright Joseph (The Lion KIng)
Evan Alex (Mani)
Tim Heidecker (The Comedy)
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman)
Anna Diop (Titans)
Kara Hayward (Drunk Bus)
Dustin Ybarra (Gotham)
Jordan Peele (Get Out)

Lupita Nyong'o, Evan Alex, and Shahadi Wright Joseph in Us (2019)In 1986, young Adelaide Thomas goes on vacation with her parents to Santa Cruz. At the beach, she wanders off while her father is playing whack-a-mole and enters a funhouse, where she encounters a doppelgänger of herself in the hall of mirrors. When her parents eventually find her, she is unable to speak. In the present day, the adult Adelaide, who has since recovered her speech, heads to her family’s lake house in Santa Cruz with her husband, Gabe Wilson, and their two children, Zora and Jason. She is apprehensive about the trip, but Gabe brushes off her misgivings while eager to impress their rich friends, Josh and Kitty Tyler. They meet the Tyler family at the Santa Cruz beach. After arriving, Jason wanders off and sees a man standing alone with his arms outstretched, blood dripping from his hands. When she realizes Jason is missing, Adelaide panics, and the family leaves the beach as soon as he is found.Lupita Nyong'o in Us (2019)That night, a family of four dressed in red appears in the Wilsons’ driveway. They break into the Wilsons’ home and attack them. The Wilsons quickly realize the four intruders are doppelgängers of themselves, led by Adelaide’s double, Red. The only one who speaks, Red explains that the doppelgängers are called the Tethered, that they share a soul with their counterparts, and that they have come to “untether” themselves. Red tells them the story of a girl who is loved and happy while her “shadow” was in the dark and was suffering. The family is separated by their doppelgängers: Red makes Adelaide handcuff herself to a table, Zora is pursued by Umbrae, Gabe is pursued by Abraham, and Jason is sent to “play” with Pluto in the closet. Zora evades Umbrae and Gabe manages to kill Abraham, while Jason discovers that Pluto mirrors his actions and manages to lock him in the closet. Red is drawn away by Pluto’s cries, allowing Adelaide to break free. The family regroups and escapes on their boat.Lupita Nyong'o in Us (2019)Meanwhile, the Tyler family is murdered by their Tethered. The Wilsons arrive and realize what has happened, eventually killing the Tylers’ doubles and turning on the news to see that millions of Tethered have been murdering their counterparts across the nation. The doppelgängers subsequently join hands together to form a massive human chain. As the Wilsons drive away in the Tylers’ car, they are attacked by Umbrae but manage to kill her. As day breaks, the Wilsons arrive at the Santa Cruz boardwalk, where they find the road blocked by their own car, which has been set on fire. Pluto has set a trap for the Wilsons, standing over a gasoline trail with a match. Jason, remembering that Pluto imitates his actions, makes Pluto walk backward into the fire. Red reappears and abducts Jason, making Adelaide run after them.Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Evan Alex, and Shahadi Wright Joseph in Us (2019)While Zora and Gabe recuperate in an abandoned ambulance, Adelaide returns to the funhouse and finds a secret tunnel in the hall of mirrors. It leads to an underground facility overrun by rabbits, where Adelaide finds Red. Red explains her belief that the Tethered were clones, created by humans to control their counterparts on the surface. However, the effort failed and the Tethered were abandoned underground for generations, mindlessly copying the actions of their surface counterparts, until Red organized them to escape and take revenge. The two fight, with Red anticipating and countering all of Adelaide’s attacks. Adelaide finally manages to overpower her and impales her, then breaks Red’s neck with her handcuffs. She finds Jason hidden in a locker.Evan Alex in Us (2019)Adelaide drives the family away in the ambulance and recalls the night she met Red in the hall of mirrors. It is revealed that Red is the real Adelaide and the surviving Adelaide is the doppelgänger. That night in 1986, the doppelgänger choked the real Adelaide unconscious, damaging her vocal cords, dragged her underground, handcuffed her to a bed, and took her place in the surface world, revealing why she couldn’t speak after being found and why Red is the only clone that could speak. While the Wilsons drive off, Jason gives his mother looks of scepticism, implying that he has realised that she is the doppelgänger, as the Tethered have joined hands across the country with news helicopters hovering above.“Us” is a step further in Peele’s horror filmography. It is a film with layers that are unfolding every moment and beyond. And it’s scary. But it is a fear that, beyond violence, comes from the philosophical and psychological reflection of what history shows us. At that point, Peele hit the mark.