The first trailer and poster for Under the Silver Lake has arrived. Even fans of It Follows didn’t realize the director’s next movie was so close. But here we are. Andrew Garfield, Riley Keough, mysterious dog killers and glitter pop groups headline this weird psychedelic trip that is being called a dazzling and delirious fever dream.
The contemporary neo-noir thriller from writer-director David Robert Mitchell will hit theaters this June. The director is working with basically the same crew he had on his breakthrough hit, with cinematographer Mike Gioulakis and editor Julio C. Perez IV back along for this creepy intense ride filled with unexpected humor. Disasterpeace, who provided the score for It Follows, are once again laying down the sonic backdrop for this experiment in weirdness.
From the insane imagination that brought you a movie about a sexually transmitted ghost comes a delirious neo-noir fever dream about one man’s search for the truth behind the mysterious crimes, murders, and disappearances in his East L.A. neighborhood.
Sam (Andrew Garfield) is a disenchanted 33-year-old who discovers a mysterious woman, Sarah (Riley Keough), frolicking in his apartment’s swimming pool. When she vanishes, Sam embarks on a surreal quest across Los Angeles to decode the secret behind her disappearance, leading him into the murkiest depths of mystery, scandal, and conspiracy in the City of Angels.
Writer-director David Robert Mitchell offers a sprawling, playful and unexpected mystery-comedy detective thriller about the Dream Factory and its denizens, dog killers, aspiring actors, glitter-pop groups, nightlife personalities, It girls, memorabilia hoarders, masked seductresses, homeless gurus, reclusive songwriters, sex workers, wealthy socialites, topless neighbors, and the shadowy billionaires floating above (and underneath) it all.
Mining a noir tradition extending from Kiss Me Deadly and The Long Goodbye to Chinatown and Mulholland Drive, Mitchell uses the topography of Los Angeles as a backdrop for a deeper exploration into the hidden meaning and secret codes buried within the things we love.
A24 has announced that Under the Silver Lake will officially debut in New York and Los Angeles theaters on June 22, with a nationwide expansion in the weeks that follow. It Follows wasn’t exactly a hit at the theater. It pulled in $14.6 million during it’s very limited box office run. But soon word spread, and the horror thriller made quite an impact on the current horror genre as we know it, emerging as one of the most inventive creep shows in the past decade. That movie holds an unprecedented 97% fresh Rotten Tomatoes score.
Now, discover what may be the next big cut cult phenomenon with the first trailer and poster for Under the Silver Lake. This all comes direct from A24, who are excited to share this first look sneak peek at what appears to be a very weird, trippy and most of all, unexpectedly funny movie.