Have you heard any inklings about Hot Summer Nights yet? Most likely, you haven’t, but there are a lot of things to get excited about for this movie. Between the production and distribution companies behind it, to the actors involved, to what appears to be a strong writer/director debut, there’s a lot to dig into here, but we won’t waste your time with our thoughts (that comes later).

For now, just check out the TrailerTown for Hot Summer Nights and then read out Top 5 thoughts about it below:

Top 5 Things About the Hot Summer Nights Trailer

  1. Hey! 24! – Maybe it’s nerdy to get primarily excited about the production company putting out a movie, but A24 has been on a roll lately. Here’s a collection of their recent filmography: Lady BirdThe Disaster ArtistLean on Pete, The Florida ProjectKilling of a Sacred Deer, Good Time, Moonlight, Green Room, and The Witch. Oh yeah, they are also releasing the much-anticipated Hereditary this year. Holy shit, they are on a roll! Bring us all you’ve got, A24!
  2. Timothé-EEK – Timothée Chalamet, he’s so hot right now. What with his recent Oscar nomination for Call Me By Your Name and his great supporting performance in Lady Bird, he’s proving to be one to watch. He definitely looks to give a pretty great performance in Hot Summer Nights as well, and we’re excited to see where he goes with his career.
  3. Maika Me Crazy – You may remember Maika Monroe from the wonderful films The Guest and It Follows. For us, those movies were enough to get us excited for whatever she chose to do next (we’re choosing to ignore The 5th Wave and Independence Day: Resurgence). We hope that her role in Hot Summer Nights is more than just the “new girlfriend” or “kidnap fodder,” but we’ll just have to wait and see on that one.
  4. Elijah the Virgin – This is the first film by writer/director Elijah Bynum. Seriously, he’s never done anything before this. No short films. No music videos. Nothing. And according to festival screening reviews, he’s knocked it out of the park with Hot Summer Nights, so he’s going to be someone to keep an eye on. Don’t believe us, check out his interview with Consequence of Sound to get you hyped about him.
  5. Style Guide – The TrailerTown starts off with Timothée’s character saying how cliché the premise of being sent away for the summer is (0:06). While we agree that the premise of this movie (kid gets sent away for summer, meets new people, comes of age, sells drugs, get in over his head) is a bit rote, the style of the film and the way Bynum seems to incorporate Aronofsky-esque quick cuts and visuals into this coming of age story gets us excited about seeing this story told in a new way.

So that’s it! The newest film from A24 is getting us excited, but are you feeling the buzz as well? Let us know in the comments!