A group of young kids biking around their neighbourhood in the '80s, falling in love for the first time, and discovering a horrifying secret about their small town all set to a pumping synth soundtrack. . . sounds like Stranger Things, no? Well, it's also the premise for Summer of '84, which looks like a nostalgic entry into the slasher genre this year.
The film, directed by Roadkill Superstar (RKSS for short) — aka the name for Canadian directors François Simard, Yoann-Karl Whissell, and Anouk Whissell — follows four teenage friends who begin to suspect that their police officer neighbour (GLOW's Rich Sommer) is a serial killer. Naturally they take it upon themselves to figure it out, which leads to spying on him, going on dangerous missions to gather evidence, and some life-or-death situations. (Raise your hand if you're getting some Disturbia vibes as well.)
Watch the first trailer above