Hunt for Corey Feldman, THE LOST BOYS and THE GOONIES Easter Eggs in Jordan Peele’s US

*Warning: I haven’t seen Us and, therefore, can’t spoil it for you. But if you like to go into movies knowing as little as possible, turn back now! Just know that Corey Feldman Easter Eggs exist and bookmark this page for later if you can’t find them.

If the beach scenes in the trailer for Jordan Peele’s Us look familiar, you’re probably a fan of 1980s-era horror movies. It’s Santa Cruz, California, and the boardwalk against the sea featured prominently in The Lost Boys (where the name of the town was changed to Santa Carla in order to avoid scaring potential tourists). So, while there’s an inherent connection between Joel Schumacher’s tale of teenage vampires and Us, you might be surprised to learn that Peele makes the connection explicit.

In a flashback scene that takes place in 1986, a mother tells her daughter: “You know they’re shooting a movie over there by the carousel.” That movie is The Lost Boys. The revelation came during an interview Peele gave with the folks at Uproxx.

But there’s more; apparently, the Corey Feldman Easter Eggs are plentiful. In addition to The Lost Boys, those planning to check out Us this weekend should keep their eyes peeled for The Goonies (a VHS tape, at least) along with the film’s inspiring tagline: “This is our time now”. There’s a 3rd Feldman-adjacent Easter Egg, but it’s impossible to tell what it is within the context of the interview.

So, what’s Peele’s obsession with Feldman all about? In his own words:

“Corey Feldman, as you well know, I mean, (he’s) a very important figure for our generation. And (Corey) Haim, too. These guys are the epitome of cool. They were kids who were as cool as it got. And stories of great duality, sagas of the highest highs and the lowest lows and great tragedies. Look, Feldman in Goonies, as Mouth, is one of the great scene-stealing performances. He had no reason he should have been the breakout of that movie, but he was.”

Ushits many US markets tonight with a nationwide roll-out tomorrow (March 22nd). Check out the synopsis and trailer below.

Accompanied by her husband, son, and daughter, Adelaide Wilson returns to the beachfront home where she grew up as a child. Haunted by a traumatic experience from the past, Adelaide grows increasingly concerned that something bad is going to happen. Her worst fears soon become a reality when four masked strangers descend upon the house, forcing the Wilsons into a fight for survival. When the masks come off, the family is horrified to learn that each attacker takes the appearance of one of them.

Us stars Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, and Elisabeth Moss.

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