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HIDDEN TUNNELS

The opening credits in Jordan Peele's mysterious and socially provocative horror film Us informs viewers of the countless miles of hidden tunnels stretching beneath the United States. Seemingly abandoned, these tunnels house a deep, dark secret…

As the story progresses, we see the Wilson family confronted with four figures standing in their driveway. They soon discover that the four figures are terrifying and uncanny opponents.

Us is now available to own on DVD and Blu-ray now and to celebrate we take a look at some of the world's creepiest hidden tunnel networks.

BLUE GHOST TUNNEL
Located in Ontario, Canada, the Blue Ghost Tunnel was discovered by a ghost hunter who claims he saw an ectoplasmic blue mist inside. There are varying theories behind this mysterious mist; one claim is that a nearby cemetery suffered severe flooding, and bodies had to be pulled from the ground, while another blames the demise of a rail engineer who got stuck in a boiler underground and perished.

HELLFIRE CAVES
West Wycombe is home to a small network of caves stretching a quarter of a mile underground. Developed in the 1700s, the tunnels were used exclusively as a meeting place for the Hellfire Club, but the long winding passages are now open to the public. Many visitors claim they have experienced chilling encounters in the caves, including being pelted with stones, drastic changes in temperature and creepy figures lurking in the darkness.

DRAKELOW TUNNELS
In Kidderminster, Worcester, lies a former military complex of tunnels reaching 3.5 miles, situated underneath the quiet English town of Blakeshall. The tunnels were built during the Second World War and used as a secret underground factory for aircraft parts. According to reports, three men were killed during the development of the tunnel, and it was also reportedly built under an ancient graveyard.

STANDEDGE TUNNEL
Located in West Yorkshire, the Standedge Tunnel is regarded as the UK's longest canal tunnel at 3.2 miles. Following the first opening in 1811, locals reported the practice of witchcraft in the tunnel and surrounding areas and uncovered severed sheep's heads buried in the ground. Official reports claimed that the death toll during the development of the tunnel was over 50.

THE SCREAMING TUNNEL
Located in the northwest corner of Niagara Falls, the stories of the screaming tunnel centre around a young girl who once lived nearby who suffered an unfortunate fate. One story is that her house and her clothing caught fire and she ran into the tunnel before she perished, and another is that she was set alight by her raging father. Visitors of the tunnel say they can still hear her screams.

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Academy Award® winner Jordan Peele follows the success of his blockbuster hit, GET OUT, with the masterfully executed and viscerally terrifying US. Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with a score of 94%, the film is being hailed as "Utterly brilliant" (Jamie East, The Sun) and "the scariest, smartest horror movie of the year so far" (Den of Geek). Fans around the world can now untether the truth with more than 50 minutes of bonus features delving deep into the mind of Jordan Peele, his filmmaking process and the symbolism behind US. The global sensation arrives on Digital on July 15, 2019, as well as on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on July 29, 2019.

Featuring incredible must-see performances from Academy Award® winner Lupita Nyong'o (Black Panther, 12 Years a Slave), Winston Duke (Black Panther), Emmy® winner Elisabeth Moss ("The Handmaid's Tale," "Mad Men") and Tim Heidecker (The Comedy, "Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories"), US is "the most out-of-the-box horror film of the past decade," (Nathaniel Brail, Heroic Hollywood). Movie enthusiasts and horror fans alike can watch US again and again to unravel its darkest secrets. Doppelgängers. Hands Across America. The Nutcracker. Rabbits. 11:11. The key themes and imagery from US are unpacked and explained in exceptional bonus content such as The Duality of US featurette where Jordan Peele talks in-depth about many of the ideas behind the film.

Set along the North California coastline, Adelaide Wilson (Nyong'o) reluctantly returns to her beachside childhood home with her family and finds that she is haunted by unresolved trauma from her past along with a string of eerie coincidences. As darkness falls after a tense day at the beach, the Wilsons discover four figures standing in their driveway. They soon realize this is only the beginning of their troubles as they find that the four figures are terrifying and uncanny opponents.

EXCLUSIVE BONUS FEATURE ON 4K ULTRA HD & BLU-RAY™:

  • Scene Explorations - The making of three iconic scenes from the film including the Tyler house massacre, Jason's abduction and Adelaide's underground flashback.
    • Seven Second Massacre
    • It's a Trap
    • I Just Want My Little Girl Back

BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY™ & DVD:

  • The Duality of US - Jordan Peele goes in-depth on some of the key themes and imagery in US - including Doppelgängers, Hands Across America, The Nutcracker dance scene, rabbits and the infamous 11:11 coincidence.
  • The Monsters Within US - Examine how the great cast were able to find their characters, whether they were playing one of the Wilsons or their sinister doppelgängers.
  • Tethered Together: Making US Twice - Making of a movie is hard. Making a movie where all the main cast play dual roles can be downright mind-bending. In this piece, filmmakers, cast, and crew discuss some of the technical challenges to making the film, as well as some of the design choices for the characters.
  • Redefining a Genre: Jordan Peele's Brand of Horror - In the space of two films, Jordan Peele has set himself apart as an invaluable artistic voice. Hear cast and filmmakers highlight what makes him so unique, as well as Jordan's own thoughts on his inspirations and the relationship between horror and comedy.
  • Becoming Red - Using behind-the-scenes footage from between takes, we take a closer look at Lupita Nyong'o's intense and mesmerizing performance as "Red."
  • Deleted Scenes
    • I Am Not Even Near You
    • Rabbit Season
    • That's Badass
    • Driftwood
    • The P is Silent
    • I Wanna Go Home
  • We're All Dying - Hilarious outtakes from the conversation between Winston Duke and Tim Heidecker on the beach.
  • As Above, So Below: Grand Pas de Deux - An extended version of the dance sequence from the film, cutting between adolescent Adelaide at her recital to Red in the Underpass.

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