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Stranger in Our House (1978)

TV Movie  -   -  Horror | Thriller  -  31 October 1978 (USA)
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A teenage girl's life is turned upside down after her cousin moves into her house, and as time goes by, she begins to suspect that she may be a practitioner of witchcraft.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Rachel Bryant
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Jeremy Slate ...
Tom Bryant
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Mike Gallagher
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Peter Bryant
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Leslie Bryant
Macdonald Carey ...
Professor Jarvis
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Carolyn Baker
James Jarnigan ...
Bobby Bryant (as James Jarnagin)
Kerry Arquette ...
Anne
Sierra Pecheur ...
Nurse Duncan
Billy Beck ...
Sheriff
Patricia Wilson ...
Mrs. Gallagher
Frederick Rule ...
Mailman
Helena Mäkelä ...
Beverly Hills Lady (as Helena Makela)
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Storyline

A country family of five takes in cousin Julia, whose parents recently perished in a car crash. Julia extends her influence over the family and those around them, fooling all except for Rachel, the teenaged girl who knows her cousin is up to no good. Written by Brian J. Wright <tyrannorabbit@hotmail.com>

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Tonight, the world premiere of a chilling story of witchcraft, demons and the supernatural! See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for some violence | See all certifications »
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31 October 1978 (USA)  »

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Trivia

After having a successful television run on both NBC and CBS, the film was re-titled "Summer of Fear" and given a theatrical release in Europe. See more »

Quotes

Julia: I like my hair this way. Mike does, too. So does your father.
Rachel Bryant: Well I can't stand a thing about you, and that includes your hair!
Julia: How rude.
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Creepy 70's delight
16 September 1999 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

I remember this movie as being one of my favorites from childhood. No wonder

  • directed by Wes Craven from a book by Lois Duncan, a winning formula.


Purcell is pure witch and Blair the perfect combatant - the scene in the darkroom is a classic. Find this movie and watch it in the dark - alone!


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