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Ever since we discovered the horrors of the
Sunken Place in Get Out, we’ve been wondering whether it would link to Jordan Peele’s follow-up
movie Us about a family confronted by their doppelgangers. Yippee-ki-yay, movie lovers, I’m Jan and in
this video I’m revealing the hidden connections between Us and Get Out and explaining why
the two movies likely exist in the same universe. Spoilers ahead for both films, so take care
if you haven’t seen them yet. The conspiracy that Chris uncovers in Get
Out is that his girlfriend Rose and her family are part of a secret society that have been
transplanting rich white people’s brains and consciousness into the bodies of younger black
men and women who they’ve abducted. The experiments in Us have been carried out
on larger numbers of people, but there are some major similarities and connections between
the two conspiracies. In Peele’s new movie, we discover the Tethered
are the product of an experiment that’s taken place underground. The conspirators who set this up planned to
use the doppelgangers as a way to control their look-a-likes above ground. Adelaide’s counterpart Red explains that although
the process created a copy of a person’s body, it failed to create a separate soul. This meant that the doubles below the surface
became tethered to the bodies above and ended up with little control over their lives. Because of the scheme’s apparent failure to
create an independent consciousness in their subjects, the people in charge decided to
abandon the experiment and they left the Tethered alone in the tunnels to fend for themselves. Fast forward to 2017 and Get Out where Rose’s
family have almost, but not quite, perfected a medical procedure where they can transplant
a person’s mind into the body of another human being. To see why the mad scientists responsible
for the Tethered in Us could be the same ones who developed the brain surgery that we see
Dean performing in Get Out, we need to examine a little known secret about Get Out that Jordan
Peele has so far only talked about in the special features for the Blu-ray. On the movie’s commentary track, Peele revealed
that the group who are abducting black people are actually descendants of the Knights Templar,
a Christian military order founded in 1119 and which took part in the Crusades. There’s a nod to this in the film with the
Templar helmet that Jeremy wears at the beginning of the movie. Peele also explained in the movie’s commentary
that the cult carrying out the abductions and transplant surgeries is called the “Red
Alchemist Society”. In fact, almost all the attendants at the
auction party who’ve come to bid on Chris’s body, wear some form of red, whether it’s
a pocket handkerchief, red earrings, red in their ties, red glasses, or red lipstick – a
little secret sign they’re part of the Red Alchemist Society. So, it’s intriguing that in Us, Adelaide’s
double is called “Red” and the Tethered are all dressed in red jumpsuits. And notice also how Adelaide’s pale-coloured
clothes get stained red with blood as the film progresses, a clue to the twist ending
that Adelaide was originally one of the Tethered before she escaped in 1986. There are also some huge parallels between
The Sunken Place from Get Out and the underground tunnels in Us where the Tethered are forced
to live. In Get Out, the Sunken Place is a conceptual
space, somewhere that Chris sinks into, falling below the surface while his captors remain
above peering down at him. In Us, the Tethered exist below the surface
in abandoned underground areas which were deliberately chosen in order to keep the experiments
a secret. In Get Out, Chris’s body is also literally
taken downstairs to the basement after he falls into the Sunken Place for the second
time and it’s also below ground level where the actual brain surgery takes place. Whenever he’s trapped in the Sunken Place,
Chris becomes paralysed and loses control over much of his body. Likewise in Us, the Tethered have limited
control over their own bodies – think of those images we see of them shuffling around
the tunnels, forced to imitate their counterparts above the surface. In both films, these characters have lost
much of their free will and autonomy over their bodies after being subjected to the
secret society’s experiments. However, in each film, the victims of these
experiments also show some ability to break out of their captivity. In Us, Young Adelaide’s doppelganger below
ground has some ability to act independently of her counterpart above ground, and when
Adelaide visits the hall of mirrors and encounters her double, the doppelganger takes initiative
and drags her down into the tunnels, then switches places with her. Also, after the Tethered are abandoned, Red
speaks of a moment years later when a “miracle happened”. It seems like, at that point, the connection
between the Tethered and their counterparts above was broken or weakened to the point
where the Tethered could now act independently and, with the help of Red, they organised
a revolution to rise up from below and break free. In Get Out, the mad science that the Armitage
family employs to transfer brains and replace the consciousness of the host bodies doesn’t
quite work as they’d like it too as they have to allow a tiny part of the original mind
to remain. “The piece of your brain connected to your
nervous system needs to stay put, keeping those intricate connections intact. A sliver of you will still be in there somewhere. Limited consciousness. Your existence will be as a passenger. An audience. You’ll live in…”
“the Sunken Place.” And we see examples in Get Out of where the
original consciousness seeps through or is able to take back control over their body. For example, when Chris photographs Logan,
the flash on the camera triggers Andre’s mind to take control and he’s able to talk to Chris
warning him to “Get Out!” There’s also a moment in Get Out that reveals
which members of Rose’s family might have been connected with the experiments in Us. When Chris wakes up after being imprisoned
in the family basement, the TV switches on and plays a video where Rose’s grandfather
Roman Armitage introduces the name of the experiment that’s about to be performed on
Chris as the Coagula Procedure. “Our order has been developing it for many,
many years. And it wasn’t until recently that it was perfected…
by my own flesh… and blood.” Roman was a runner in the 1930s who lost to
Jesse Owens in the qualifying round for the Berlin Olympics, and in the video Chris watches,
Roman reveals that The Red Alchemist Society had been trying to develop the brain transplant
procedure for many years until his son Dean had a breakthrough. What that means is that if the secret society
were struggling with this attempt to transfer their consciousness into new bodies, it’s
quite possible that over the years as they tried different procedures and ideas, at one
point they either deliberately or accidentally created the Tethered. For example, what if Red was wrong and the
Tethered weren’t created to control people above ground but instead were the result of
a Red Alchemist experiment that tried but failed to create clones so members of the
Society could carry on living when their original bodies died. There’s an interesting nod to Get Out’s idea
of two minds sharing one body in the opening scene of Us where you can see a VHS tape of
the movie “The Man With Two Brains” next to the TV set. “The Man With Two Brains” is an 80s sci-fi
comedy starring Steve Martin as a brain surgeon working with a mad scientist who’s developed
a technique to keep brains alive outside their body. And the pair end up transferring a living
brain from a murder victim into another person’s body. Of course, Get Out’s idea of two minds sharing
one body is flipped in Us where we have the idea of two bodies sharing one mind. A striking visual parallel between the films
is how we see tears flow down the faces of the characters who’ve been experimented on. What’s common to each one is that they’ve
either been physically or mentally imprisoned and are being confronted with the horror of
what the shadowy group have inflicted upon them. Chris tears up when Missy manipulates his
sadness about his dead mother and absent father and hypnotises him, sending him into The Sunken
Place for the first time. Adelaide cries when she’s confronted by Red
in her home. And Red herself also cries as she tells Adelaide
about the terrible physical and emotional pain she went through as a Tethered individual
when she was forced to copy every action that Adelaide took above ground. In Get Out, when Chris talks to the housemaid
Georgina about being nervous around white people, tears run down Georgina’s face as
her original consciousness battles with the transplanted brain that was forcibly implanted
in her. And after Chris releases Walter from the Sunken
Place by flashing him with his camera, just before Walter turns the gun on himself, a
single tear falls down his cheek, showing his internal horror and mental torment as
he realises this is his only way out of the prison that Rose’s grandfather has placed
him in. By the way, there could be an interesting
connection between how the flashes from Chris’s camera manage to free both Andre and Walter
from the Sunken Place and the lightning from the electrical storm that was going on the
night that young Adelaide’s double was able to break out of the tunnels in Us. Another shared idea in both movies is the
use of rabbits to signify the horror of the situation at hand. Jordan Peele has said that although he knows
the fluffy animals are adorable, he finds their scissor-like ears terrifying. In Get Out’s opening scene, Flanagan and Allen’s
classic song “Run Rabbit Run” plays while Jeremy attacks and abducts Andre. In Us, Adelaide tells her daughter Zora, who’s
an athlete, to run during the Tethered’s home invasion. And Zora also has rabbits printed on her clothes
such as this top here and the word on her top in this scene is the Vietnamese word for
rabbit. Like the Tethered, rabbits live underground,
are often used for experiments, and, to add to the horror, raw rabbit was the Tethered’s
only source of food when they lived below the surface. Another link from Us back to Get Out is the
bowl of dry Froot Loops on the table at the Tylers’ vacation home. And during a scene there, Adelaide’s son Jason
picks up a Froot Loop and eats it. It’s an intriguing nod to Get Out’s creepy
scene of Rose eating a bowl of the brightly-coloured sugary cereal one piece at a time and sipping
on a glass of milk while she looks for a new victim. So, do Get Out and Us signal the dawn of a
Jordan Peele Cinematic Universe? Well, Peele himself has said that the two
movies are part of the same project and, around the time of Get Out’s release in 2017, he
also told Business Insider that he had four other social thrillers he planned to release
in the next ten years. So, that means there’s another three left
to go in this series, and it seems quite possible they’ll connect to Get Out and Us in similar
ways. Peele has explained that “The best and scariest
monsters in the world are human beings and what we are capable of especially when we
get together.” He’s said that he’s been working on these
premises about these different social demons, these innately human monsters that are woven
into the fabric of how we think and how we interact, and each one of his movies is going
to be about a different one of these social demons.” Peele could clearly use the Red Alchemist
Society as a secret group of antagonists that connects across all his movies. The series of films he’s developing won’t
be a shared universe like we’ve seen with Marvel. I expect that, as is already the case with
Us and Get Out, you’ll be able to watch any of Peele’s films separately and enjoy them
regardless of whether you’ve seen the others. However, spotting these connections will be
fun for fans of Peele’s work especially as the writer-director loves to packs each of
his movies with tons of easter eggs and references. And if you missed any of the other crucial
easter eggs and hidden symbolism in Us, you can tap here to watch my full breakdown of
all the secret clues that revealed the twist ending. Now, I’d love to hear about any other Get
Out connections or cool easter eggs you spotted in Us. Let me know in the comments below! And if you enjoy more deep-dives, theories
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100 thoughts on “How US and GET OUT Are Connected – Shared Universe Theory

  1. Thumbs up if you know why this video is 11:11 long!
    If you don't, check out my Us Secret Meanings video here ►

  2. Note on the Golden scissors used to ‘untether’ the two bodies from each other:

    In Alchemy Gold is a symbol for transformation, or the highest level of evolution a metal can reach. The movie definitely has themes foreshadowing the coming or arrival of the fifth age (transformation). The Roman numeral ‘V’ is seen repeatedly through out the movie.

    What is Peele trying to tell his audience about the age of Aquarius?

  3. Adelaide was actually the shadow the whole time. When the real Adelaide entered the house of mirrors, red (the clone) Crushedher windpipe and fucked up her speaking. (Thats why her voice sounded so messed up)She locked her away and went to the surface disguised as Adelaide. It was all about revenge.

  4. i do not know why these africans are playing in these racist moviesl like this..i do not find it funny at all these no good people

  5. One thing I noticed in the near beginning of the film as the main and yes idk how to spell her name goes to the mirror room the entry had a native American man but then when the main character goes back mirror room the top is replaced with a European style magician man instead, showing in my point of view the tethered are going to conquer everyone above the surface as did the Europeans did with the Native Americans

  6. You digress with details. She simply answers "we are Americans" (US), simple. The dark side is just as symmetrical as its bright side in the US. But the movie asks who is the American on the bright side? The one addicted to phones and the pursuit of buying new cars, boats, plastic surgery, glass houses? Or the one in anger with the impulse to kill itself and avenge everything? It's all screwed up in an organized binary way, because Americans believe in the illusion of black or white, cowboys or indians, Republicans or Democrats, commies or capitalists. I feel blessed to be Mexican. I don't have to worry about my tether, Mexicans are good and bad, poor and rich, funny and sad, and we know it. Mexicans don't need the pretend game, we know from the start we are naturally imperfect, we may not like it but we know it. That is why the lady proposes to escape to Mexico, no tethers there. So morality: "get out"… explore the world without this Trumpian black or white, rich or poor mentality. Escape this impossible crazy duality.

  7. I bet his next movie will take a breather from psychological horror and delve into rom-com as the story of a Tether who falls in love with their original, parodying the social demon of online narcissism

  8. What if the people who use the coagula try to steal the bodies of the tethered. Including a tethered vesion of rose's family. And chris after being releashed from prison , teams up with the family. To destroy the coagula and the tethered

  9. This is just nonsense. There is red in their lipstick, ties, WHAT?! The two movies are connected in terms of concept and style, but not plot and definitely not in the way you are trying to explain in this video.

  10. Get Out is an awesome movie… US movie sucks, it is more of a symbolic or msg oriented movie than a horror movie… where the heck they get the red uniform from? scissors? leather gloves?? how did they get the foodn water after they were abandoned? how the rabbits get the food? how come those clone ppl get to wear the same dress as their above-counterparts..? throw logic in the dustbin… say everything is symbolic, "struggles n rise of downtrodden ppl"

  11. The tetherd have red jumpsuits because the original who was swaped has on a thriller shirt in thriller Michal Jackson has on a red jumpsuit

  12. Man Jordan Peel better be careful cause he headed into full on M. Night Shyamalan territory with these movies.

  13. It’s weird how toy story 4 takes place at a carnival with and us has a carnival too. They both have Jordan Peele in them coincidence I think not

  14. I just realized the video is 11:11 minutes long are we sure this video isn’t connected to Get Out and Us?

  15. The word "universe" smells of "franchise". I think that appeals much less too Peele (sorry) than the social thriller motives and symbolism he seems to drive to perfection. In fact the two concepts seem to be at odds with each other. The horror starts when the screen turns black. You return to the shallow surface world with its ugly underbelly.

  16. Didn't GOD say You have to his reveal to his people what actually is going on in real Life {Wake up people} this is more then a movie

  17. 6:31 – May 25, 1986. May 25 is Gemini season, Gemini is represented by twins. 👀 research for further info but I picked up on that thought I should add it

  18. These horror movies becoming more about reality than fairytales, people need to be more open minded while watching

  19. Yet another "How movie B is in the same movie as movie A" video. Of course any move created by the same writer/producer could theoretically be in the same universe as they came from the same mind. However, people need to realize that not everything is set up to be a Marvel or comic book movie. I really hope Jordan Peele wont try to capitalize on this same trend and just focus on giving us creative singular movies.

  20. Amazing how you made the video 11:11 .. !! Wow .. imagine – next movie made by producer- HELP ….



    Get out

  21. There are also two references to the Goonies, the VHS on the shelf at the beginning and the takeout from Copperpot Cove. Chester Copperpot also kicked off the adventure that the Goonies found themselves on.

  22. What if the rabbits are the result of the failed experiments from Get Out, like the host rejected the new consciousness and then they put it in the rabbit

  23. The table tennis board in get out and the number 11:11 in us;split personality as well as the numbers two sides and two sides of the table

  24. There was similarities in only the BROADEST possible way.
    Like they were both movies.
    Like the were both by Jordan Peele.

  25. In the beginning of us the movie c.h.u.d. is also sitting next to the television when young red was watching the Hands Across America commercial. A little foreshadowing that there was going to be an emergence of humanesque creatures from underground.

  26. I don’t know if it’s a connection but I just noticed something…

    Get Out: Chris was trying to get out of the crazy house that had the other characters in it before he went in the crazy brain surgery.

    Us: A movie where(I forgot her name lol) A and her family are trying to get out of America before the tethered family of them kills them.

    If you connect those names together it’s: Get Us Out. Which is really cool

  27. What was the deal with the song though in Us? The itsy bitsy spider…then when she walked into the fun house and there was a voice over about the Japanese Spider woman… thinking tunnels has something to do with it… that movie still has me wondering lol!!!

  28. its may be more about the EGO and the self or the the SELF and the parasitic alien beings that live in humans stomachs. As your auric field weakens the parasitic being can take control of your every action. Stay aware, Stay in Nature,Stay Fully Present, BREATHE, PLAY EXPERIENCE>.LOVE… LETGO

  29. Watch there's a third movie by peel that take place before us and get out call "help" and the the trilogy is called "help us get out"

  30. Was adelaid the only kid with a tethered I dont think we see any other kids down there, was she a twin stolen from the parents at birth not knowing they had twins or maybe that one twin was stillborn but doctors lied an just took the baby

  31. Ahhh so that could explain why those below were abandoned, they were no longer needed OR because the family was killed not being able to go back, maybe Chris broke free the tethered

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