We are certainly not short of killer TV series’ and films that desire to throw back to the prime time for slasher flicks: the ‘80s. The Final Girls, The Town That Dreaded Sundown, Last Girl Standing, Tucker and Dale vs. Evil – and the rest – all have fond feelings for slashers of times gone by. TV is, also, jumping on this bandwagon with the Scream TV series – yeah, that’s from the ‘90s, but you can’t deny that the films and the show don’t have lot of love for the ‘80s – and Chiller’s recent series Slasher, showing that serial killers can have a happy home on TV, too.
Freeform is preparing for its addition to the sub-genre with its camp-set series Dead of Summer, which follows a group of young folk at a camp getting stalked by a maniac killer. Classic. You can check out the trailer below and bask in its killer familiarity; sun, sea (OK, it’s a lake) and serial killing, we love it.
Dead of Summer stars Elizabeth Mitchell, Elizabeth Lali, Mark Indelicato, Paulina Singer, Ronen Rubenstein, Zelda Williams and Alberto Frezza. The first episode comes from directors Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis (Once Upon a Time) and will air on 28th June, just in time for summer.
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)