Movie Review: Summer of 84

December 31, 2018

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely is the owner of She is an Executive Producer of "13 Slays Till Christmas" which is out on Digital and DVD and now streaming on Tubi. She has several other films in the works. Kelli is an animal lover and a true horror addict since the age of 9 when she saw Friday the 13th. Email:

After kids begin to disappear around their town in 1984, a group of friends begins their own investigation. After spending their summer gathering evidence they zero in on a suspect, their neighbor officer Wayne Mackey (Rich Sommer). The closer they get to the truth, the more danger they face.
Graham Verchere, Judah Lewis, Caleb Emry, Cory-Gruter-Andrew, Tiera Skovbye, Jason Gray-Stanford, and Rich Sommer star in Summer of 84.
Directed by the trio of François Simard, Anouk Whissell, and Yoann-Karl Whissell, Summer of 84 is a dark, brilliant, pulse-pounding throwback to the thrillers of the eighties’.
When we first meet the boys, you can understand how their parents could believe they’re jumping to conclusions, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. They will soon face a serial killer.
The young cast did an absolutely fantastic job of not only projecting the innocence of their age but also their character’s fear and determination to find out who is behind the missing kids before it happens again.
The directors and writers really nailed the movie that will have you yelling at your TV, biting your nails, and checking to make sure your doors are locked. Not only does the film look fantastic, but it is fantastic in general.  And as a kid of the eighties, I can tell you that they got the feel and details of the time right.
There isn’t one thing about Summer of 84 that I can complain about. The acting, the cast, cinematography, the action, the suspense, the soundtrack, it is perfect, which is why I’m giving it a 5 out of 5. Go get your of Summer of 84, which is now out on Blu-ray and  DVD and streaming on Shudder.

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