David Robert Mitchell‘s last film, It Follows, was a horror phenomenon, one of the most critically acclaimed genre films of recent memory. Naturally, expectations are running high for his follow up and today brings the trailer for Under the Silver Lake, and the expectations just ramped up a notch. The film looks to be an unusual mystery set in Los Angeles and its surrounding neighborhoods when Sam (Andrew Garfield) spends an evening with a neighbor Sarah (Riley Keough) only to discover this woman has mysteriously disappeared in the middle of the night. The disappearance sets Sam on a journey through possible clues in what could be a wide-ranging conspiracy involving numerology and other obscure forces.
The trailer for Under the Silver Lake teases an incredibly stylized take on Los Angeles, with a number of stunning shots getting barely a second of screen time. Costarring with Garfield and Keough are Riki Lindhome, Patrick Fischler, and Jimmi Simpson. I’ll be highly anticipating the opportunity to understand this sprawling mystery once A24 brings Under the Silver Lake to theaters June 22, 2018.
The official synopsis for Under the Silver Lake:
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.