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Composer(s)  Joseph Trapanese
Original language(s)  English
Final episode date  30 August 2016
6.2/10 IMDb

Country of origin  United States
First episode date  28 June 2016
Network  Freeform
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Genre  Teen drama Period drama Horror Supernatural
Created by  Edward Kitsis Adam Horowitz Ian Goldberg
Starring  Elizabeth Mitchell Elizabeth Lail Amber Coney Alberto Frezza Eli Goree Mark Indelicato Ronen Rubinstein Paulina Singer Zelda Williams
Cast  Elizabeth Lail, Elizabeth Mitchell, Zelda Williams, Mark Indelicato, Ronen Rubinstein

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Dead of Summer is an American supernatural horror television series created by Adam Horowitz, Edward Kitsis and Ian Goldberg for Freeform. The series is set in the 1980s at Camp Stillwater, a Midwestern summer camp. In November 2015, Freeform gave a straight-to-series order.


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The series premiered on June 28, 2016 and concluded on August 30, 2016. Dead of Summer was produced by ABC Signature and Kitsis/Horowitz. Adam Horowitz, Edward Kitsis and Ian Goldberg wrote and executive-produced the series. Steve Pearlman served as executive producer. On November 8, 2016, Freeform cancelled the series after one season.

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Set in 1989, school is out for the summer, and a sun-drenched season of firsts beckons the counselors at Camp Stillwater, a seemingly idyllic Midwestern summer camp, including first loves, first kisses—and first kills. Stillwater’s dark, ancient mythology awakens, and what was supposed to be a summer of fun soon turns into one of unforgettable scares and evil at every turn.


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  • Elizabeth Mitchell as Deb Carpenter
  • Elizabeth Lail as Amy Hughes
  • Amber Coney as Carolina "Cricket" Diaz
  • Alberto Frezza as Deputy Garrett "Townie" Sykes
  • Eli Goree as Joel Goodson
  • Mark Indelicato as Blair Ramos
  • Ronen Rubinstein as Alex Powell (born: Alexi Fayvinov)
  • Paulina Singer as Jessica "Jessie/Braces" Tyler
  • Zelda Williams as Drew Reeves (born: Andrea Dalton)
  • Recurring

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  • Charles Mesure as Sheriff Boyd Heelan / The Teacher
  • Tony Todd as Holyoke, the Tall Man
  • Andrew J. West as Damon Crowley
  • Donnie Cochrane as Parker
  • Zachary Gordon as Jason "Blotter" Cohen
  • Janet Kidder as Mrs. Sykes
  • Guest

  • Dylan Neal as Keith Jones
  • Alex Fernandez as Hector Diaz
  • Sharon Leal as Renee
  • Dan Payne as Jack Sykes
  • Development

    Dead of Summer was ordered to series on November 18, 2015, along with an announcement that ABC Family would be transforming into Freeform in January 2016. The show is a reunion for Once Upon a Time creators Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz and one-time-writer Ian B. Goldberg. In February 2016 it was reported that Lost and Once Upon a Time stars Elizabeth Mitchell and Elizabeth Lail would headline the show, initiating another reunion between writers and cast. In April 2016, Freeform announced that the series would premiere on June 28, 2016.

    On November 8, 2016, Freeform cancelled the series after one season.


    The series began principal photography on March 21, 2016 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Horowitz directed the pilot episode, only his second episode of television as director, the first being the thirteenth episode of Once Upon a Time's fourth season, "Unforgiven".


    Dead of Summer has initially received mixed reviews from television critics. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 54% approval rating, with an average rating of 5.6 out of 10, based on 13 reviews. The website's critical consensus reads, "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."

    Molly Freeman of ScreenRant gave the series premiere a positive review stating, "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." Sonia Saraiya of Variety also wrote a positive 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."

    Alex McGown of The A.V. Club gave the first episode a C rating, stating "Its story is so clunky, and characters so wafer-thin, it all but evaporates into a haze of trite jump-scare beats and hoary teen tropes." Dan Fienberg of The Hollywood Reporter gave a more negative 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."

    As the series continued, reviews became more positive. Paul Dailly of TV Fanatic gave a perfect score of 5.0/5.0 to the fifth episode saying, "'How to Stay Alive in the Woods' was a stellar episode of the freshman drama. We got so many reveals and the pace was brisk. Fingers crossed the rest of the season plays out in this manner."

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