If you want to see a very entertaining and suspenseful film, then don't miss Summer of '84. This is a suspense/mystery film about four (4) teenage boys who meet regularly in their tree house clubhouse to scan through dirty girly magazines, talk about the hottest looking neighborhood girls, and discuss conspiracy theories and serial killers that are on the loose. One evening as young Davey Armstrong (Graham Verchere) is peering out through his binoculars in his bedroom window to hopefully get a sneak peek at his former babysitter Nikki Kaszuba (Tiera Skovbye) and cute neighbor in the sequence of undressing, he scans to his other neighbor's living room window, police officer Wayne Mackey (Rich Sommer) who lives alone.
What Davey sees in his neighbor's living room window is police officer Wayne Mackey talking to a teenage boy who Davey distinctly recognizes a week later appearing on the face of the milk carton he is drinking from as a "Missing Person". With Davey having a bit of a wild and suspicious imagination, Davey convinces his three treehouse friends to commence a spy mission and monitor his neighbor, police officer Wayne Mackey's nocturnal movements.
This is a very well done adventure/mystery/suspense film that the entire family can enjoy. The teenage boys do use a few swear words intermittently and their lust for young and too inquisitive Davey's former cute babysitter Nikki Kaszuba gets their hormones going, but the gist of the film is definitely focused appropriately on determining whether or not the seemingly friendly and bachelor neighbor, and police officer, Wayne Mackey is actually a real life serial killer of teenage boys, or is it just in young Davey Armstrong's wild imagination?
This is a perfect film to watch at your local Drive-In (although drive-ins are not as prevalent as they were decades ago), or conversely watch it in your basement alone, and see if the hair on your forearms does not stand straight up. I won't give away the ending but it is well done and I am sure Summer of '84 will become one of the ALL TIME horror/suspense/adventure classics for teenagers and young lovers for decades to come.
A worthy 9/10 rating
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