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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as Drew Reeves
as Blair Ramos
as Deputy Garrett Sykes
as Alex Powell
as Carolina "Cricket" Diaz
as Jessie Tyler
as Sheriff Boyd Heelan
as The Tall Man
as Damon Crowley
as Keith Jones
as Dr. Martin
as Jack Sykes
News & Interviews for Dead of Summer: Season 1
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.
While it remains to be seen whether the show gets better from here and there's definitely room for improvement- so good, so far.
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.
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
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.
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