6.3/10 (IMDB)

I Saw the TV Glow

1h 39m Horror
I Saw the TV Glow
I Saw the TV Glow


Teenager Owen is just trying to make it through life in the suburbs when his classmate introduces him to a mysterious late-night TV show — a vision of a supernatural world beneath their own. In the pale glow of the television, Owen’s view of reality begins to crack.


Jane Schoenbrun


Justice Smith, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Ian Foreman






United States



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  • "Schoenbrun’s astonishing second feature manages to retain the seductive fear of their micro-budget debut and deepen its thrilling wounds of discovery even while examining them at a much larger scale."
    - IndieWire
  • "Where others could have made a less sophisticated pastiche, Schoenbrun has filtered the familiar through their nonconforming lens to beget a bona fide original."
    - The Playlist
  • "The film is among the most profound—and, yes, important—pieces of trans fiction that I’ve yet seen, vividly staged with bold, declarative style while remaining beguilingly elusive. It is open for all kinds of assessment, containing multitudes of meaning. I SAW THE TV GLOW is a great film to talk about, to pick apart with a friend or fellow traveler over dinner afterwards, to study and reflect on."
    - Vanity Fair
  • "At times, the film feels like a musical nightmare full of sadness and raw angst."
    - The Hollywood Reporter
  • "I SAW THE TV GLOW manages to be enveloping without being inviting and to offer a sense of emotional intimacy without requiring that those emotions be comprehensible."
    - New York Magazine (Vulture)
  • "Astonishingly beautiful and vulnerable, I SAW THE TV GLOW's surreal art-horror speaks to lonely teenagers, past and present."
    - IGN


  • Berlin Int'l Film Festival
  • Sundance Film Festival
  • SXS Film Festival
  • Seattle Int'l Film festival
  • Dallas Int'l Film Festival
  • Green Mountain Film Festival
  • Calgary Underground Film Festival
  • Los Angeles Festival of Movies
  • Overlook Film Festival
  • Chicago Critics Film Festival
  • Atlanta Film Festival
  • and more...