Under the Silver Lake is a 2018 American comedic 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 aimless young man with an interest in conspiracy theories and finding hidden messages in everyday popular culture, who lives a lazy, jobless life in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles. Throughout his interactions, Sam and the public are warned to beware of the Dog Killer, who's apparently been kidnapping and murdering pet dogs. One day he befriends his beautiful neighbor Sarah, who invites him to come over the next day, apparently to have sex. However, when he drops by he discovers that she and her roommates moved out during the night. Sam becomes obsessed with finding what happened to Sarah. He trails a woman who he sees removing items from Sarah's apartment. She and her two friends end up leading Sam to a series of elite Hollywood parties where he encounters other people, including the pop band "Jesus and the Brides of Dracula" and a performance artist who works for a prostitution ring which employs struggling or washed up actresses. All of these people seem to have connections to one another, although Sam struggles to put them into any meaningful pattern. A news report details the discovery of the body of billionaire Jefferson Sevence, who burned to death in a car along with three women. Sam recognizes a hat found at the crime scene as belonging to Sarah. As he continues his investigation, Sam is haunted by signs of the Dog Killer and disturbing instances possibly related to a conspiracy. Sam contacts the author of Under the Silver Lake, an underground comic book specializing in urban legends. The author is far more conspiratorial-minded than Sam and is obsessed with a monster known as the Owl Woman, as well as a secret message he believes to be hidden in an old cereal box. Later, the police find the author dead in what they believe to be an apparent suicide. Sam reviews footage and discovers that the he was actually seemingly killed by the Owl Woman.


Andrew Garfield
Riley Keough
Sarah, Sam's new neighbour
Topher Grace
Bar Buddy, Sam's unnamed friend
Callie Hernandez
Millicent Sevence
Don McManus
Final Man
Jeremy Bobb
Riki Lindhome
Zosia Mamet
Patrick Fischler
Comic Fan, creator of Under the Silver Lake zine
Jimmi Simpson
Grace Van Patten
Balloon Girl
India Menuez
Shooting Star #1
Wendy Vanden Heuvel
Topless Bird Woman
Chris Gann
Jefferson Sevence
Jessica Makinson
Mrs. Sevence
Stephanie Moore
Brunette Roommate
Sibongile Mlambo
Blonde Roommate
Rex Linn
Luke Baines
Jesus, leader and songwriter of the band Jesus and the Brides of Dracula
Allie MacDonald
Meek Bride
Victoria Bruno
Clara Bow Bride
Lola Blanc
Reading Glasses Bride
Silversun Pickups
Sydney Sweeney
Shooting Star #2
Guy Nardulli
Door Guard
David Yow
Homeless King
Adam Bartley
June Carryl
Summer Bishil
EX/Billboard Girl


Principal photography began on October 31, 2016.

The film Under the Silver Lake was scheduled to be released on May 15, 2018 (Cannes), on June 8, 2018 (France), on June 22, 2018, on August 8, 2018 (France), on December 7, 2018 (United States), on December 28, 2018 (Spain), on March 22, 2019 (United Kingdom) and on April 19, 2019 (United States) by A24, Le Pacte, Noble Entertainment, The Searchers, GEM Entertainment, Film & TV House, Vértigo Films, Weltkino Filmverleih, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, Films4You, Front Row Filmed Entertainment, GAGA, Cine Canibal, MUBI, Mongrel Media, Spentzos Films, Umbrella Entertainment and Universum Film (UFA).

The duration of the film is 139 minutes. The film grossed over $1.9 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.


Under the Silver Lake got average rating from critics. But the audience likes the film.

External links

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

Wikipedia: Under the Silver Lake

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