So Here’s What Happened is a monthly podcast featuring two blerdy women LaNeysha and Carolyn, who love to watch and read a lot of things!
In this special episode of So Here’s What Happened!, Carolyn and LaNeysha chat about Us, Jordan Peele’s newest horror film, with writer and director of Horror Noire: A History of Black People in Horror, Xavier Burgin.
WARNING: There are SPOILERS, so don’t be surprised.
Us stars Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph and Evan Alex as a family who while on vacation discover a hidden and sinister world where there are beings called the Tethered, who look just like them but lack one thing. Throughout one night of terror the family must confront their worst fears, and fight to survive. Written and directed by Jordan Peele, Us a chilling and humorous film about the duality and depth found in the human subconscious, and makes the viewers consider to what lengths they can go to survive.
“Xavier Burgin is an Emmy-nominated writer/director from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. He nurtured his creative process there, honing his skills as a filmmaker. Xavier is the Director of Shudder’s first original documentary, Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror. He’s also a Sundance Lab Fellow, an HBO Finalist, a Ryan Murphy Television Half Foundation alumni, a semifinalist for the Student Academy Awards, and a director on the Emmy nominated series, Giants.”
Follow Xavier on Twitter @XLNB
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Carolyn is a Freelance Film Critic, Journalist, and Podcaster – and avid live tweeter. Member of the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA), her published work can be found on But Why Tho, The Beat, Observer, and many other sites. As a critic, she believes her personal experiences and outlook on life, give readers and listeners a different perspective they can appreciate.