‘Us’ scares up screams and applause at SXSW premiere

(CNN)Jordan Peele is up to his old tricks. “Us” tells the story of family, led by Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke, who are terrorized by their shadowy doubles. The film garnered cheers and strong reviews on social media from those in the theater. “It should surprise no one that US is a very satisfying (and anxiety-inducing) follow up to GET OUT,” Eric Kohn, IndieWire’s chief critic tweeted. “What’s more fascinating: that a high-concept FUNNY GAMES/Hitchcock/Cronenberg/Bradbury mashup could feel so fresh at the same time.” Without giving away too many of the film’s spooky secrets, it explores topical themes of division. “We are at a time where we fear ‘the other,’” Peele said during a Q&A session after the screening. “I …