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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Air date: Jun 28, 2016
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Zelda Williams
as Drew Reeves
Mark Indelicato
as Blair Ramos
Alberto Frezza
as Deputy Garrett Sykes
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.

Jun 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 29, 2016 | Full Review…

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

Nov 15, 2017 | Full Review…

Dead of Summer is just run-of-the-mill unintentionally bad -- a mishmash of genres and structures and stock characters that maybe aspires to something original and falls flat.

Jun 29, 2016 | Full Review…

If you're looking for your summer's new guilty pleasure, Dead of Summer is the one. It's bound to keep you guessing what exactly is going on at the camp during its present day and what happened in the 1800s

Jun 29, 2016 | Full Review…

Dead of Summer makes for a schlocky hour that never quite gets boring. At the very least, while escaping the dog days of summer inside with the air-conditioning, there's plenty of fun to be had in laughing at how bad it is.

Jun 29, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It apparently wants to evoke memories of everything from the '80s slasher film Sleepaway Camp to 2001's Wet Hot American Summer, but it lacks the energy, sex quotient, and scares-per-hour to achieve anything except a certain awkward creepiness.

Jun 28, 2016 | Full Review…

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