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r_burgos2003
08-08-2003, 09:37 PM
To be truely correct: Wes Craven's "Summer of Fear". Actually, "Wes Craven Presents Lois Duncan's Summer of Fear".

18 year old Rachel Bryant is getting used to the fact that her aunt and uncle have died in a car crash. But mostly, her cousin Julia who was at boarding school at the time. It's summer, and Rachel thinks she can deal with her cousin Julia. But there is something funny about Julia....

Rachel finds strange artifacts in her room that she is sharing with Julia such as a picture of herself with red splotches all over it. Wait a minute....Rachel suddenly suffered from hives a few days ago. And Rachel's horse has acted strangely around Julia until it suddenly had to be put down. And there is a strange figure with her horses hair on it....What is going on with Julia?!

I enjoyed "Summer Of Fear" since I first saw it on TV several years ago under the title "Stranger in Our House". It's creepy and some good plot twists help make this a winning horror flick for the ages.

RECCOMENDED TO FANS OF:
Witchcraft (1988)
Burnt Offerings (1976)
The Craft (1996)

CAST
Linda Blair .... Rachel Bryant
Lee Purcell .... Julia
Jeremy Slate .... Tom Bryant
Jeff McCracken .... Mike Gallagher

THE MOVIE: 3.5/4

THE PICTURE QUALITY: 7/10 In 1.33:1 full screen. That's probably the original aspect ratio since it's a tv movie. There is a large amounts of specs and grittyness thoughout the movie.

THE AUDIO QUALITY: 9.5/10 You can choose from 5.1 Dolby Digital or 2.0 dolby Stereo. The commentary is in 2.0 Stereo. Great listening!

THE SPECIAL FEATURES: Audio Commentary with director Wes Craven and producer Max Keller, director and cast filmographies and sneak peeks.

SUBTITLES: English.

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SilentScreams
08-08-2003, 11:30 PM
I just bought this dvd and thought it was a pretty decent tv movie. This dvd seems like a full blown special edition compared to the bare bones dvd releases coming soon from Artisan. It's always nice to see Linda Blair but I perfer her other movies The Exorcist and Hell Night.

r_burgos2003
08-08-2003, 11:33 PM
Yeah, I had this video (taped it) and the sound was awful cause I put it at the lowest volume. I was so happy to hear about it being in 5.1!!!

Hellbilly
08-08-2003, 11:36 PM
LINDA BLAIR'S HAIR IN THIS MOVIE: 0/10 :eek2:
Talk about a white afro!

SilentScreams
08-08-2003, 11:39 PM
I thought that afro wig on her body double during the catfight was hilarious!:lol:

r_burgos2003
08-08-2003, 11:59 PM
Never noticed the body double.....hmmmm

shift
08-11-2003, 06:42 AM
R_Burgos,

Good review man. Just make sure you let eveyone here know where you got this dvd from ;)


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r_burgos2003
08-11-2003, 02:33 PM
FROM YOU SHIFT!!!!! THANKS AGAIN FOR MY FIRST DVD FROM THE SITE!!!!! :)