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Dead of Summer: Season 1 (2016)



Critic Consensus: Dead of Summer sets a spooky stage for a silly period creepfest, but its lack of actual scares adds up to an altogether underwhelming experience.


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In the 1980s, an idyllic Midwestern summer camp is terrorized by a dark and supernatural force.


Zelda Williams
as Drew Reeves
Mark Indelicato
as Blair Ramos
Alberto Frezza
as Deputy Garrett Sykes
Ronen Rubinstein
as Alex Powell
Amber Coney
as Carolina "Cricket" Diaz
Paulina Singer
as Jessie Tyler
Charles Mesure
as Sheriff Boyd Heelan
Tony Todd
as The Tall Man
Andrew J. West
as Damon Crowley
Dylan Neal
as Keith Jones
Dan Payne
as Jack Sykes
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Critic Reviews for Dead of Summer: Season 1

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (7)

Maybe Dead of Summer will turn out to be more than the sum of its parts, and triumph over the cliches on which it's constructed. Or maybe the characters will just wind up being picked off, one at a time. That would work, too.

June 28, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Not every show with "summer" in the name will automatically serve as a TV mascot for the season, but... this exercise in corniness is well worth it if you can find a group of jovial friends who like railing on wooden acting and cheesy jump scares.

June 22, 2018 | Full Review…

The slow reveal and transformation of Jessie from a completely one-dimensional mean girl to the legitimate protagonist across the second half of the season is wonderful. It's easily the most unique and interesting thing about the show.

June 21, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

While it remains to be seen whether the show gets better from here and there's definitely room for improvement- so good, so far.

June 30, 2016 | Full Review…

While the premise of Dead of Summer sounds familiar to any horror movie fan, the show benefits from not being directly tied to an existing horror franchise since it won't suffer for being compared to movies beloved by generations.

June 29, 2016 | Full Review…

For a show that's both literally and figuratively campy, Dead of Summer just got really real, yo.

November 15, 2017 | Full Review…

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