Dead Of Sum­mer

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Sea­son 1 Vuzu (*116) 21:00 & 22:00 Horror “You don’t be­long here, leave now. The longer you stay, the worse it’ll be. You have no idea what this place is…” The place is Camp Still­wa­ter and it’s the set­ting for sin­gle-sea­son su­per­nat­u­ral horror se­ries Dead Of Sum­mer (2016). Why should you tune in for 10 episodes? For starters, it’s got a su­per creepy set­ting: it takes place in the sum­mer of 1989 and new camp di­rec­tor De­bra (El­iz­a­beth Mitchell) has hired ex Still­wa­ter campers as her new coun­cil­lors to help re­vive the camp five years af­ter it closed in 1984. And that’s where the scary stuff starts…

The coun­cil­lors are each hid­ing tragic se­crets from their pasts, in­clud­ing notso-fond mem­o­ries of their time at Still­wa­ter. Turns out the camp­grounds are haunted by a spirit from 1871 and a group are also try­ing to raise a de­mon to give them eter­nal life. It’s not long be­fore the coun­cil­lors are fight­ing for their lives against forces they can’t see. So what? That’s been done long ago in sci-fi fan­tasy show Su­per­Nat­u­ral (2005-cur­rent). Dead Of Sum­mer is dif­fer­ent be­cause it’s darker (you won’t see the threats com­ing un­til heads are fall­ing) and you’re not sure who is go­ing to die and why. And they’re shock­ers.

Thing is, there’s loads of teeny, angsty drama and view­ers who want out-and-out horror will get bored. How­ever, if you’re a fan of The Vam­pire Di­aries (2009-cur­rent) and its spin-off The Originals (2013-cur­rent), you’ll be right at home at Camp Still­wa­ter…

Ter­ror’s in store for camp coun­cil­lor Amy (El­iz­a­beth Lail) and camp di­rec­tor De­bra (El­iz­a­beth Mitchell).

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