Slap a tape into your new Walkman and hop on your bike for Summer of ‘84! Mixing equal parts Stranger Things and Rear Window, Summer of ‘84 is a new film from Canadian filmmaking team RKSS. Check out the trailer for this Sundance Film Festival official selection.
After suspecting that their police officer neighbor is a serial killer, a group of teenage friends spend their summer spying on him and gathering evidence, but as they get closer to discovering the truth, things get dangerous.
Written by Matt Leslie and Stephen J. Smith, and directed by RKSS, the team that brought us Turbo Kid, (François Simard, Anouk Wissell, and Yoann-Karl Wissell), Summer of ‘84 is a coming-of-age story with murder. It will also undoubtedly feature some manner of synthwave score, so that’s a plus.
The film primarily stars a group of young actors, including Graham Verchere (the Fargo series), Judah Lewis (Netflix’s The Babysitter), Caleb Emery (Goosebumps, Scream Queens, Step Up Revolution), Cory Gruter-Andrew (Okja), and Tiera Skovbye (Polly Cooper from Riverdale). The kids believe that a local police officer, played by Rich Sommer, is out committing murders. Rich Sommer is the actor who played the guy in New York that tries to convince Pam to leave Jim and Scranton and stay in New York to work on her art in Season 5 of The Office. He was also in The Devil Wears Prada, which was not a horror film.
Summer of ‘84 looks a lot like Stranger Things, and I really liked Turbo Kid, so I can’t wait to see this one! Check out this gnarly poster!
For more Summer of ‘84, check out the film’s IMDB, Facebook, and Twitter pages. You can also follow RKSS on Facebook and Twitter. For more updates on Summer of ‘84, including a release date whenever it is announced, keep it tuned right here.