While Turbo Kid was set in an alternate apocalyptic 1997, the filmmakers collective of François Simard, Anouk Whissell, and Yoann-Karl Whissell are rewinding a little further back in time with a more realistic look in Summer of ’84, which will hold its world premiere at this coming January’s Sundance Film Festival.
Sounding like a modern take on The ‘Burbs, the film takes place in the summer, 1984: a perfect time to be a carefree 15-year-old. But when neighborhood conspiracy theorist Davey Armstrong begins to suspect his police officer neighbor might be the serial killer all over the local news, he and his three best friends begin an investigation that soon turns dangerous.
The trailer not only captures the nostalgia of The ‘Burbs, but it also takes inspiration from Goonies, “Strangers Things”, and A Nightmare On Elm Street. With the popularity of both “Stranger Things” and IT I suspect this will be one of the hottest titles at next weekend’s Sundance Film Festival.
“Mad Men’s” Rich Sommer and “Riverdale’s” Tiera Skovbye star in the film, alongside Graham Verchere, Judah Lewis, Caleb Emery, and Cory Gruter-Andrew.