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Wes Craven's Summer of Fear [Blu-ray] [1978]

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  • Release Date: 10/17/2017
  • Rating: R
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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

    Special Features

    • Exclusive New Interview with Linda Blair
    • Feauture Audio Commentary by Wes Craven
    • Original 1978 Trailer
    • Photo and Poster Gallery


    Summer of Fear
    Notable as an early effort from renowned horror filmmaker Wes Craven, this made-for-TV occult thriller was loosely adapted from a novel by Lois Duncan. Star Linda Blair -- whose film career had taken a detour into TV-movie territory after her legendary bow in The Exorcist -- returns to the demon-possession genre as a teenager who can't seem to convince her parents that her visiting southern-belle cousin (Lee Purcell) is an evil witch. Purcell's diabolical meddling seems focused entirely on the innocent Blair, who loses both her prize horse and her boyfriend to the scheming sorceress before the rest of the family catches on. Though Craven's well-known extremism is curbed by the limitations of television, his talent at generating high-intensity suspense is still evident, making this a modestly entertaining horror item. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • MacDonald Carey
      MacDonald Carey
    • Jeff East
      Jeff East
    • Carol Lawrence
      Carol Lawrence
    • Image coming soon
      Jeff McCracken
    • Lee Purcell
      Lee Purcell

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A tv movie starring Linda Blair

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      This was a made for TV film that premiered on NBC stations on October 31, 1978. It is based off the book by Lois Duncan. It was called Stranger in Our House back then. It did go to theaters in the UK when the title was changed to Summer of Fear. Basically, the plot is a cousin goes to live with Linda Blair's family after she loses her parents in a car crash. But, Linda's life is turned upside down after her cousin moves into her house. Everyone is charmed by the cousin but Linda's character thinks otherwise. She begins to suspect that the cousin may be a witch because she finds some burnt horse's hair in her cousin's drawer after Linda's horse gets hurt and also finds a missing picture of Linda's character with red paint spots on it. Kind of cheesy but a cool remembrance of the 70's. The film also stars a young Fran Drescher. The picture quality for a blu ray is very poor. They could have done a better job. Special Features include: Exclusive new interview with Linda Blair Director commentary by Wes Craven Poster and still gallery Original trailer

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Is he your solid feller?

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      This movie flew under my radar. I came by it accidentally and glad I did. I miss the days of these made for TV movies.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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