Under the Silver Lake is a 2018 American neo-noir mystery film directed by David Robert Mitchell.

Official trailers

A24 on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 released the trailer:
Under the Silver Lake | Official Trailer HD | A24.

Story intro

Sam is an affable but aimless young man with an interest in conspiracy theories and finding hidden messages in everyday popular culture, who lives a lazy, jobless life in Los Angeles. One day he meets and develops a crush on his new neighbour Sarah. She tells him to come back the next day, but when he does, she and her roommates all seemingly moved out during the night. Meanwhile, he becomes fascinated with a zine titled Under the Silver Lake, which features story elements reminiscent of recent real-life events such as a serial dog killer. After following a woman he spotted going through Sarah's apartment, Sam starts following a chain of individuals and events in the hopes of finding information about Sarah, and starts believing he is being followed. However, he later identifies Sarah as one of the three women who died in a car fire alongside billionaire mogul Jefferson Sevence, recognizing one of the victims' hat to be hers. After a conspiracy theorist friend of Sam, the author of the graphic novel, and obsessed with the back cover of an old cereal box is found dead from an apparent suicide, Sam learns from reviewing his friend's security tapes that he was killed by the Owl's Kiss, a womanly creature from Under the Silver Lake; he concludes that his friend's death is related to the ongoing conspiracy. By following a series of clues hidden in songs and historic monuments, Sam meets the "Homeless King", a man who brings him to an underground bunker beneath Griffith Park leading into a supermarket. With the help of women he met through his investigation and who turned out to be connected, Sam finds the "Songwriter", the man who wrote all the popular hit songs of the current and past generations. The songwriter confirms that all his songs, as well as most of pop culture, contain hidden messages; he claims that the messages are not for Sam and tries to shoot him, leading Sam to use his idol Kurt Cobain's Fender Mustang to kill him by smashing his head. After sharing his findings with Sevence's daughter Millicent, she gives him a bracelet with strange symbols that she found in her father's office, which she believes to be connected to his disappearance; she is then shot dead in a pose strikingly similar to that of the cover of Sam's favorite Playboy issue.


Andrew Garfield
Riley Keough
Sarah, Sam's new neighbour
Topher Grace
Man at Bar, Sam's friend
Zosia Mamet
Jimmi Simpson
Patrick Fischler
Comic Fan, a friend of Dan
Luke Baines
Jesus, leader and songwriter of the band Jesus and the Brides of Dracula
Callie Hernandez
Millicent Sevence
Riki Lindhome
The Actress
Don McManus
Man of the End
Summer Bishil
The Girlfriend
Grace Van Patten
Balloon Girl
Sydney Sweeney
Shooting Star
India Menuez
Shooting Star
Jeremy Bobb
David Yow
Homeless King


Principal photography began on October 31, 2016.

The film Under the Silver Lake was scheduled to be released by A24 on May 15, 2018 (Cannes), on June 8, 2018 (France), on June 22, 2018, on December 7, 2018 (United States), on December 28, 2018 (Spain), on March 22, 2019 (United Kingdom) and on April 19, 2019 (United States).

The duration of the film is 139 minutes. The film grossed over $1.8 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.


Under the Silver Lake got average rating from critics.

External links

Official website: a24films.com/films/under-the-silver-lake

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