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If you were at the Frightfest showing of Turbo Kid you'll know just what a riotous, adrenaline-fuelled event it was with RKSS's post-apocalyptic gore-fest going down a treat. This year the directing trio returns with their latest movie, Summer of '84.

Official synopsis:
Summer, 1984: The perfect time to be 15 years old and care free. 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.

Speaking about the film, Anouk, François and Yoann-Karl said, "When we read Summer of '84 back in 2015, it resonated with us on such a deep, emotional and nostalgic level, it felt like it was written just for us—this was our childhood; we were these kids and their friends."

"The three of us grew up in the suburbs in the '80s, before cell phones, Internet or tablets, when information traveled more slowly than gossip. Our world was filled with adventures and mysteries, feeding our obsession with ghosts, aliens, and murder stories. The '80s were an exciting time to be kids, but also, we believe that was the best time for cinema."

"This project is one of those rare gems that captures what was so good about these movies, it ignites passion and this is why we jumped on board. Shortly after, we’ve experienced a craze for '80s kids movies and series. These projects have proven that there is an audience and ever-growing love for nostalgic era pieces, making it the perfect time for us to show our take with Summer of '84."

"We like to play with genres and it’s no different with Summer of 84. This film is definitely an adult piece, a hybrid starting as a light-hearted summer adventure set within a paranoid neighborhood, slowly shifting into the much darker atmosphere of a thriller, while also flirting with horror."

"Those familiar with our work may be surprised, this is really different from anything we’ve done before. It’s more serious and grounded in reality, there’s no over the top blood and gore nor supernatural activity—which makes this story all the more terrifying and gritty. That being said, the audience will be sure to recognize our vision, style and signature, our love and respect for the cinema we were raised on, and last but not least, our passion and heart."

Summer of '84 Links: Facebook | Twitter

Summer of '84 receives its European premiere on 23rd August at 8.45pm/9.15pm in the Main Screens. For tickets go to: http://www.frightfest.co.uk/tickets.html


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