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Watch A24’s first trailer for horror flick ‘I Saw the TV Glow’

i saw the tv glow

At this point you'd think we'd be numb to another A24-aligned film. As long as they keep casting Amandla Stenberg then we've got no problems here, sir. But honestly, they really do know what we want, don't they? The latest film being churned out by the production studios is ticking a load of boxes we never knew we craved. Phoebe Bridgers manning the soundtrack? Gimme. Jane Schoenbrun onboard as writer and director? For A24's latest film I Saw the TV Glow, they've reeled us in, hook, line and sinker. Find everything we know about it, below.


Watch the trailer

A24 released the first trailer for the film today, which you can watch below:


What is I Saw the TV Glow about?

First, I think we can all agree that A24 is actually, predominantly a horror company. Sure, they bust out the heart-wrenching drama here and there, but we remember it for Midsommar, Hereditary, Bodies Bodies Bodies – all those good things. Well, it's leaning into its strengths with upcoming film I Saw the TV Glow, which follows two teenage outsiders who form a bond over their shared love of a spooky TV show. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the horrorshow begins when "the boundary between TV and reality begins to blur after " the show is "mysteriously canceled".

There's also said to be a "strong musical contingent" in the film, per The Hollywood Reporter. Which we've translated as heavy music sequences, where Phoebe Bridgers along with Snail Mail, Fred Durst, rock band King Woman, will perform as part of Haley Dahl's 11-person rock ensemble, Sloppy Jane. If it sounds deeply vague, it's because it is. But we'll keep you updated when more about the musicians involvement is known.


Who else is involved?

I Saw the TV Glow's director Jane Schoenbrun took to Twitter to reveal the actors onboard, which they described as "the coolest, wildest (and queerest) cast anyone has assembled in a minute". Justice Smith from All the Bright Places has assumed one of the lead roles along with Atypical actor, Brigette Lundy-Paine.

Joining them is Danielle Deadwyler who will appear in the upcoming biographical film about Emmett Till. Conner O’Malley has signed on too, alongside Helena Howard, Conner O’Malley, Amber Benson, Michael Maronna, Ian Foreman, Emma Portner and Danny Tamberelli.


Is there a release date?

I Saw the TV Glow will be released in cinemas on 3 May 2024.


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