A24 gives us the official trailer for Sundance favorite I Saw the TV Glow

I Saw the TV Glow - Courtesy A24
I Saw the TV Glow - Courtesy A24 /

A24 has done it again, once more bringing a unique flavor to the horror movie genre. A24 is the company behind  “elevated” horror films such as The Witch, Hereditary, Midsommar and Beau is Afraid. They also brought us X, Pearl, Bodies Bodies Bodies, The Lighthouse and one of last year’s most talked-about horror films Talk to Me.

A24’s I Saw the TV Glow made its premiere at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival, where it generated a lot of advance buzz. In its review of the film, The Guardian referred to it as “crafting something loaded with meaning yet light on its feet, provoking us to discussion and debate while never feeling like an academic exercise – a movie that never forgets that it’s, well, a movie.”

Judging by that description, I Saw the TV Glow sounds like it might be thoughtful (as most elevated horror is), but also accessible to viewers who are not fond of slow burns.

The storyline involves a teen Buffy-like television show called The Pink Opaque, which fosters a friendship between Owen and Maddy. When the show is later cancelled, the friendship basically ends along with it, but the two re-connect as young adults.

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I Saw the TV Glow - Courtesy A24 /

The film stars Justice Smith, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Helena Howard, Ian Foreman, Fred Durst and Danielle Deadwyler.

I Saw the TV Glow was written and directed by Jane Schoenbrun, who also wrote and directed another talked-about film, We’re All Going to the World’s Fair. That film was about a lonely teenager who participates in a viral video challenge, so the themes here seem very similar.

A24 has just released the official trailer for I Saw the TV Glow, which will open in theatres on May 3 of this year. In the meantime, check out the trailer below.

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