Summer of 84

Summer of 84

Every serial killer lives next door to someone.

20181 h 45 min

Summer is usually a time for fun and games, but some teens get much more danger than they bargained for after beginning to suspect their neighbor is a serial murderer.

Runtime 1 h 45 min
Release Date 10 August 2018
Movie Rating Very good

In the summer of 1984, Cape May, Oregon is plagued by the “Cape May Slayer”, a serial killer responsible for the disappearances of thirteen teenage boys in the county over the decade prior.

Fifteen-year-old Davey Armstrong, the son of a journalist who breaks the story, suspects that his neighbor Wayne Mackey, a popular police officer in their hometown of Ipswich, is the Cape May Slayer. Davey’s friends—Dale “Woody” Woodworth, Curtis Farraday, and Tommy “Eats” Eaton—reject this theory, on account of Davey’s reputation for conspiracy theories and urban legends.

However, when a boy Davey sees inside Mackey’s house appears on the back of a milk carton days later, they agree to help him investigate.

The boys document Mackey’s daily routine and discover many suspicious activities—Mackey regularly purchases gardening tools and bags of soil, brings a duffel bag to work every day, and goes on routine late-night jogs. One night, when the friends stake out Mackey’s house under the guise of a game of manhunt, Mackey witnesses Davey plant a walkie-talkie outside his window, leaving Davey worried that he is becoming suspicious.

Later, Woody and Farraday discover a second vehicle and canisters of sodium hydroxide in a self-storage room owned by Mackey, and Davey and Eats discover the bloodstained shirt of the missing boy, hidden in Mackey’s garden shed.

They present their evidence to Davey’s parents, who are outraged at the boys, calling their investigation vandalism. Mr. Armstrong brings the boys to Mackey’s house and has them apologize. Mackey, who claims that the boy seen inside his home was his nephew, expresses no hard feelings, but Davey is grounded…

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