A country family of five takes in cousin Julia, whose parents recently perished in a car crash. Julia extends her influence over the family and those around them, fooling all except for Rachel, the teenaged girl who knows her cousin is up to no good.
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Julia came to live with the Bryants. She claimed to be their cousin ...
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As Wes Craven notes on the DVD commentary, this was Linda Blair's first film after running into some trouble with the law the previous year. It would be her final starring role in a television movie. See more
The scene where Rachel says "What is it? What does she have that has you and Mike so enchanted? " Peter simply says "I guess some people are just special ". Then Peter starts walking toward the door but then turns around briefly and says "I like her.." Right after he says that he smiles right at the camera as if he is posing for a picture. See more
I like my hair this way. Mike does, too. So does your father.
Well I can't stand a thing about you, and that includes your hair!
In the Stranger In Our House (1978) TV-version, there are four extra minutes which were cut out for the VHS release Summer of Fear. Those extra minutes were put back for the Summer of Fear DVD release. See more
Referenced in Rewind This!