It is fair to say Turbo Kid went down well when it landed at Frightfest back in 2015 – a gory retro/futuristic trip that had the audience hooting and hollering.

Well, the good news is the directorial trio of Francois Simard, Anouk Whissell and Yoann-Karl Whissell are back with another opus, very much set in the past – 1984 to be exact (no surprise given the title right?)

Here’s the synopsis:

The TURBO KID trio return with more Stranger Things collected from their retro-nostalgia horror conscious. Davey thinks his police officer neighbour Mr. Mackey is the serial killer the local press have dubbed the Cape May Slayer. With his three friends Eats, Woody and Curtis, Davey starts to investigate under the guise of one of their normal suburban games. For his own part Mackey seems to have a good humour about Davey’s suspicions, spying and evidence gathering, but is he just giving them all a false sense of security? Then they start getting closer to the truth and the danger escalates.

Graham Verchere, Judah Lewis, Caleb Emery, Cory Gruter-Andrew and Tiera Skovbye lead the cast, with Summer of 84 making its European bow at Frightfest on opening night – Thursday, August 23.

Here’s a trailer, which gives a little bit too much away, but should certainly get you in the mood:

About The Author

Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written three books - on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014), the history of the character Norman Bates (2015) and the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker (2017). He is currently working with director Richard Loncraine to explore all avenues in a bid to orchestrate the re-release of 1978 Mia Farrow chiller Full Circle