Summer of 84 strives in its scenes of tension and horror, but fails in its moments of childhood nostalgia and friendship. Rich Sommer gives a memorable performance, leaving the audience uneasy. His performance expertly blends small town hospitality with necessary malice. Even though this film did not land for me, I am interested to see what directors François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell and writers Matt Leslie and Stephen J. Smith come up with next. Summer of 84 had potential, especially in its moments of tightly written horror and unease.
My review is here on Film Inquiry