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The Familiar -- Everyone wants to know if spirits exist, and if they are good or bad.  Finding out might kill you.


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The Familiar is a terrifying story of spiritual manipulation in the life of a lonely gunsmith named Sam... See more » | Add synopsis »
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The Familiar was very interesting to say the least. See more (3 total) »


  (in credits order)

Bryan Massey ... Sam

Laura Spencer ... Laura
Jeff West ... Charlie
Ben Hall ... Nathan
Stephanie Young ... Katherine (as Stephanie Young-Brehm)
Dalton Olive ... Young Sam
Reid Strickland ... Young Charlie
Jill McBride ... Waitress
Efraim Rangle ... Liquor Store Clerk
Randy Lusk ... Liquor Store Patron

Directed by
Miles Hanon 
Writing credits
Miles Hanon (written by)

Produced by
Michael Boecking .... executive producer
Heather Olive .... producer
Original Music by
Jason Moore 
Cinematography by
Miles Hanon 
Casting by
Chris Freihofer 
Sound Department
Wes Dewitte .... sound mixer
Craig Kyllonen .... foley artist
Beauxregard Neylon .... foley artist
Jeff Nokes .... boom operator
Colin Weeks .... re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
Matt Doane .... visual effects artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Randy Lusk .... gaffer

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101 min
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3 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
The Familiar was very interesting to say the least., 20 October 2011
Author: sallyannchadbourne from dfw area

My husband and I have watched The Familiar several times. The film deals with a very interesting and difficult subject matter. Could this type of activity happen in real life? We believe so. Which makes this movie scary stuff to think about. The acting was good. I think both main characters did a very good job of playing their parts. It was convincing enough to make the story come to life. I wouldn't recommend young children under 12 watching it. It is just a scary enough movie to be a little too disturbing for younger viewers. We found it strangely enjoyable. Most films dealing with this subject matter go somewhat over the top with too much violence and disturbing imagery, but that wasn't the case in this movie. It was a a lot more believable in our opinion without being too graphic.

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