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Summer of 84 (2018)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 10 August 2018 (USA)
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After suspecting that their police officer neighbor is a serial killer, a group of teenage friends spend their summer spying on him and gathering evidence, but as they get closer to discovering the truth, things get dangerous.
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Graham Verchere ... Davey Armstrong
Judah Lewis ... Tommy 'Eats' Eaton
Caleb Emery ... Dale 'Woody' Woodworth
Cory Gruter-Andrew ... Curtis Farraday (as Cory Grüter-Andrew)
Tiera Skovbye ... Nikki Kaszuba
Rich Sommer ... Wayne Mackey
Jason Gray-Stanford ... Randall Armstrong
Shauna Johannesen ... Sheila Armstrong
William MacDonald ... Sheriff Caldwell
Harrison Houde ... Bobby Coker
Aren Buchholz ... Kyle
Susie Castillo ... Brenda Woodworth
Reilly Jacob Reilly Jacob ... Dusty Dewitt
Jaiven Natt ... Young Kid
J. Alex Brinson ... Officer Cole
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After suspecting that their police officer neighbor is a serial killer, a group of teenage friends spend their summer spying on him and gathering evidence, but as they get closer to discovering the truth, things get dangerous.

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When the boys are in the clubhouse talking about Nikki, Tommy is seen drinking a bottle of MacReady's Whiskey. This is a nod to The Thing (1982) where Kurt Russell's character, R.J. MacReady, drinks J&B Scotch Whiskey at different points in the movie. See more »

Goofs

Dusty Dewitt (the kid on the milk carton) is referred to as a "Ginger" (or red head) even though his photo is in black and white. Also his hair does not appear to be red in the scene where Davey sees Dusty with Mackey. See more »

Quotes

Wayne Mackey: You broke into my home...
[bellows]
Wayne Mackey: You wrecked my life
[composes himself]
Wayne Mackey: ... Saying your sorry isn't going to be enough
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References Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) See more »

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Creepy Little Flick
26 October 2018 | by pseawrigSee all my reviews

Yes, it resembles the first season of Stranger Things. Yes, it echoes Disturbia. I suppose it even tangentially recalls the remake of It if you've never watched real 70s/ 80s horror. Still, this film has its own take on the eighties and kid-centered horror. I liked it more than Disturbia (which was too slick) and more than the remake of It (which was too CGI action-oriented to be scary). Even though the story of Summer of 84 is not at all supernatural, the film recalls Phantasm (1979) in the way that its mood blends easy going playfulness with eerie suspense and horror. The cast is good, the writing is strong, the cinematography is spot on, the editing is tight, and the score is lush in its own synthesized way. Summerof 84 may be more creepy than horrific, but in that vein, it succeeds!


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10 August 2018 (USA) See more »

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