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Stranger Within (2013)

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An acclaimed actress and her psychiatrist husband escape on a relaxing vacation but on the first night, they meet a young girl with blood on her hands and a penchant for mind games.





Credited cast:
William Baldwin ... Robert
Estella Warren ... Emily
Sarah Butler ... Sarah
Jeffrey Pierce ... Michael
Katia Winter ... Sophie
Kim Bodnia ... Masked Kidnapper
Vivienne McKee Vivienne McKee ... Anne
Claire Ross-Brown ... Jane
Jon Pihl Jon Pihl ... SWAT Team
Torben Sloth Thomsen Torben Sloth Thomsen ... SWAT Team
Thomas Sauerberg Thomas Sauerberg ... SWAT Team
Kenneth Marsner Kenneth Marsner ... SWAT Team
Gadi Cimand Gadi Cimand ... Spanish Police Officer
Javier Torreiro Javier Torreiro ... Spanish Police Officer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ole Dupont ... Premieregæst


After a traumatic ordeal, acclaimed actress Emily Moore (Warren) and her psychiatrist husband, Robert (Baldwin), escape on a relaxing vacation to a gorgeous remote Mediterranean island. But on the first night at the house, a young woman (Butler) arrives, with blood on her hands and hysterical from the death of her boyfriend in a hiking accident. Robert offers to take in and help the young girl, but her suggestive behavior makes Emily wonder if she might be a threat to their marriage... or her life. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for violent content including a rape, sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Remake of The Stranger Within (1974) See more »

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"Nothiinnng Is Reeaalll!"
10 September 2013 | by doug_park2001See all my reviews

Stilted acting, an unconvincing storyline, a script that could have been written by a fourth-grader, hackneyed horror film tropes (zombie imagery, etc), and phony picture-perfect makeup/costume design are all topped-off with a distractingly pervasive soap operatic soundtrack. The cover blurb states that this film is "A dark and twisted psychological thriller!"; however, the "psychology" of it all is pretty rudimentary.

On the other hand, the cinematography is well-done despite the very low budget. No matter how limited the scope, there is some nice Balearic Islands scenery, and Sarah Butler, as tormented house-guest "Sarah," strips briefly in order to spice things up. Finally, there is some attempt at a twist, even if it's not a terribly original one, at the end.

THE STRANGER WITHIN is reminiscent of some of the corniest suspense films of the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Indeed, it echos the title of a 1974 TV movie which apparently has a similar conflict and must have inspired this one.

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Release Date:

3 September 2013 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Copenhagen, Denmark See more »


Box Office


$800,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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