I Saw the TV Glow already seems to be one of the best horror films of the year

Between movies like Dune: part two, Long legs, Furiosa, HorizonAnd Twisters, it’s already shaping up to be a pretty big year for movies. But even with all those big titles on the way, I saw the TV glow is still perhaps the most exciting release of the year. Director Jane Schoenbrun’s new horror film got its first trailer on Wednesday and it looks incredible.

The trailer introduces us to Owen (Justice Smith) and his friend Maddy (Brigette Lundy-Paine) and their shared love of a TV show. But after the show is canceled, the boundaries of their reality begin to blur as everything becomes closer to the world of the TV show than their own.

I saw the TV glow doesn’t quite look like every other movie coming out in 2024. The film is drenched in silently eerie neon lighting and filled with bizarre images that subtly straddle the line between recognizable reality and the in-universe world of the TV show. And that’s only in the trailer.

But all this excellent atmosphere does not have to be so surprising if you have seen Schoebrun’s last film, We’re all going to the World’s Faira small indie film shot mainly on webcams that is one of the best and most unnerving horror films of recent years.

I saw the TV glow premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and will be released in theaters on May 3.