Dead of Summer: Season 1 (2016)


Season 1
Dead of Summer

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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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Critic Ratings: 16

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User Ratings: 112

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Air date: Jun 28, 2016

In the series premiere, seven counselors begin working at a summer camp that's set to reopen after many years vacant. Amy, the only counselor who didn't attend Camp Stillwater as a child, soon begins to sense a darkness at the seemingly idyllic location.

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Air date: Jul 5, 2016

The campers arrive at Camp Stillwater. Meanwhile, Alex and Blotter grow curious about the woods when one shy kid who wanders around talking to himself begins communicating cryptic messages and telling them about "the Tall Man."

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Air date: Jul 12, 2016

The counselors go into town for the night, while Blair and Joel stay back at camp with the kids. In town, Cricket flirts with Damon to incite jealousy in Alex, but Damon pushes the envelope, and he and Alex get into a physical altercation.

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Air date: Jul 19, 2016

A masquerade ball is planned by Deb, and Damon's gang use this event to sneak into the camp. Meanwhile, Amy, Alex and Cricket seek Deputy Sykes' assistance in investigating Deb after they discuss the strange occurrences the around camp.

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Air date: Jul 26, 2016

Deb and the counselors take the kids into the woods for an overnight camping trip. Meanwhile, Joel grows uneasy about the strange occurrences at Camp Stillwater.

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Air date: Aug 2, 2016

The counselors turn to drastic measures in hopes of uncovering the truth behind the dark events occurring at Camp Stillwater. Meanwhile, Deputy Sykes receives a tip; and Deb's past is recalled.

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Air date: Aug 9, 2016

Dep. Sykes hatches a plan to stop the attacks after gaining intel about Camp Stillwater. Meanwhile, Dep. Sykes past is recalled.

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Air date: Aug 16, 2016

The remaining counselors are divided, as some contend they haven't yet solved the mystery of Camp Stillwater. Meanwhile, flashbacks feature Jessie's past.

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Air date: Aug 23, 2016

The counselors confront the evil of Camp Stillwater and perform an exorcism.

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Air date: Aug 30, 2016

In the first-season finale, the remaining counselors fight to survive as the summer comes to an end at Camp Stillwater.

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  • Apr 22, 2021
    Honestly I thought it was great. I was left wanting more every episode and the BIG TWIST? I honestly didn't see it coming. 10/10 would recommend.
  • Sep 19, 2016
    Dead of summer is a fun little series with surprisingly compelling characters and a decent body count. The supernatural/slasher/horror concept is quite ambitious, but it falls a little flat due to inconsistent & incomprehensible mythology. The 80’s nostalgia is incredibly fun and there are genuine dramatic highs for the characters. But even still, the clunky writing taints the experience a little. The show definitely gets points for aiming really high, even if it doesn’t quite hit. The 10 hours of Dead of summer won’t particularly terrify or exhilarate you, but this is definitely not a waste of your summer. A must see for Supernatural enthusiasts.
  • Sep 15, 2016
    Tame but watchable lightweight horror series is what you expect from the old ABC family network.
  • Aug 31, 2016
    Dead of Summer starts off as your typical teen horror series that we've seen a million times however the more it went the more it dived deep into it's characters who all end up being a lot more compelling than you would think and the show honestly got pretty creepy in many scenes but by far the biggest thing that standouts is a twist near the end of the season that not only changes everything but makes the show so much more worthwhile and unpredictable and makes it stand out as something that definitely was rarely seen by many and in many cases i think is the first great show Freeform has had to offer that hopefully comes back for a Season 2 to dive deeper into character's past even though one half of the show is concluded it doesn't mean the whole half has to be. Grade for the Season: A-
  • Aug 31, 2016
    There are a lot worse things ti watch. I recall a lot of bad 80's horror movies and although this not great it is not the worst I have seen. Yes the characters are bland and the script predictable and boring as well as clunky but with the blood and gore and a bit of cgi to cheer it up a bit it does give it a bit more appeal. Something to watch over a few drinks and share with a few friends even if its only to shred its cliches and shortfalls at least you will get something out of it. For a better choice watch Slasher its far more superior than this!
  • Aug 30, 2016
    AWESOME! THEY SHOULD MAKE A SEASON 2!! YOU WOULD LOVE IT!
  • Aug 27, 2016
    Totally stupid script. Not one thing new.
  • Aug 16, 2016
    This is the show I look forward to all week. Love it and hope they are in for season 2!
  • Aug 16, 2016
    It's silly and it's old school... but makes for enjoyable watching
  • Aug 12, 2016
    This started out okay. The farther it goes in to the season though, it is just stupid. Spoiler***once the satanists come in I'm like, come on, this is ridiculous

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