Summer of Fear (1996)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Horror, Mystery  |  3 April 1996 (USA)
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The presence of a malicious stranger threatens to destroy the peace and harmony of a vacationing executive's family life.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mr. Marshall
'Cat' Marshall
David Jaynes ...
Kathleen Macdonald ...
Ralph Wilcox ...
Stephen Francis ...
Lucas at 19 (as Stephen Pannesco)
Delivery Man
Lucas at 11


When Lucas Marshall and his family are attacked en route to their summer vacation, a passing drifter comes to their rescue. But soon after being welcomed into their home, the stranger engages the family in a treacherous game of deceit and manipulation, forcing them to realize that his encounter with them was no accident. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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He's watching you, your family...your every move.


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25 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I added this movie to the queue, even thou I knew nothing about it, because I love the cast. Summer of Fear is based on the novel, Simon Says, and was a TV movie, and therein lies the problem. This story is amazing and would have made a great feature film, however they had to censor it and dumb it down big time for TV. Corky Nemec and Gregory Harrison were both amazing. I've always enjoyed both of them and together they had fantastic chemistry. Summer of Fear is a very entertaining story that will throw you a few twists. Despite never reading the novel, I'm willing to bet it goes further and is more direct than the movie was. It was a great cast and I definitely enjoyed the film, but it should have been so much more.

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