Summer of ’84 trailer: Turbo kid directors deliver nostalgia-fueled thriller
Ahead of the film’s premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Gunpowder & Sky and Brightlight Pictures have released the trailer for Summer of ’84, a new horror thriller from RKSS, the directors of the cult Netflix hit Turbo Kid. Check it out in the player below!
Every serial killer is somebody’s neighbor. For 15-year-old Davey, the thought of having a serial killer in his suburban town is a scary yet exciting prospect at the start of a lazy summer. In hormonal overdrive, Davey and his friends dream of sexual conquests until the news reports of the Cape May killer. Davey convinces his friends that they must investigate, and they uncover that his next-door neighbor, an unassuming, single police officer, could be the prime suspect. Could Davey possibly be right, or is it his overactive imagination?
Summer of ’84 stars Graham Verchere (Fargo, The Good Doctor), Judah Lewis (Demolition, The Babysitter), Cory Gruter-Andrew (The 100), Caleb Emery (Goosebumps, American Vandal), and Rich Sommer (Mad Men). It’s written by Matt Leslie and Stephen J. Smith, having previously been selected for the 2016 Blood List, a list of the best screenplays in the ‘dark’ genres — horror, thriller, dark comedy and science fiction — as voted on by industry professionals. The film is directed by Anouk Whissell, Francois Simard and Yoann-Karl Whissel, aka RKSS.