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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

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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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Julia came to live with the Bryants. She claimed to be their cousin ... See more »

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Rated PG-13 for some violence | See all certifications »
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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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a fun, but difficult to find, teen witchcraft movie
6 November 2001 | by (pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

This film is based on one of my favorite books from when i was younger. "Summer of Fear", which was written by Lois Duncan, who wrote many teen horror novels in the 70's. It involves a young girl (like most of Duncan's books) who finds herself confronted by the possibility that her 'dear' cousin is actually a witch hell bent on destroying her family and small circle of friends. The main reason im writing this comment is because im having a very tough time finding this film ANYWHERE. If you should happen across this review, and perhaps KNOW where i might find a copy, PLEASE...send up a smoke signal.


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