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Summer of Fear (1978)

Stranger in Our House (original title)
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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Mike Gallagher
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Peter Bryant
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Leslie Bryant
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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
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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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Summer of Fear  »

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Fran Drescher's TV debut. See more »

Goofs

The scene where Rachel says "What is it? What does she have that has you and Mike so enchanted? " Peter simply says "I guess some people are just special ". Then Peter starts walking toward the door but then turns around briefly and says "I like her.." Right after he says that he smiles right at the camera as if he is posing for a picture. See more »

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Julia: [finds a picture of Rachel's boyfriend Mike] Is he your solid feller?
Rachel Bryant: I guess so...
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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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