Wes Craven's Summer of Fear

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"... [a] slow-boiling, atmospheric film..." ScreenAnarchy

Wes Craven's Summer of Fear

About the Film

A chilling cult classic, Wes Craven’s Summer of Fear (1978) follows a country family of five who take in cousin Julie (Lee Purcell), whose parents recently died in a car crash. While the rest of the family and those around them are completely charmed by Julie, teenaged daughter Rachel (Linda Blair) grows suspect that her cousin has an alternative agenda; one that possibly includes witchcraft.
Director: Wes Craven

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“The new edition of Summer of Fear is a good investment for anyone who loves all-ages horror and/or Wes Craven.” - Peter Martin, Screen Anarchy
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“Those looking to honor the horror master [Wes Craven], or simply to watch a fun and campy 1970’s TV movie, need look no further” - Max Evry, ComingSoon.net
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“Summer of Fear is loaded with greasy, melodramatic intrigue, and Craven wrings it for all its worth…” - Brett Gallman Martin, Oh, The Horror!
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Cast & Crew

Cast

Rachel Bryant: Linda Blair
Julia Trent: Lee Purcell
Tom Bryant: Jeremy Slate
Mike Gallagher: Jeff McCracken
Peter Bryant: Jeff East
Leslie Bryant: Carol Lawrence
Professor Jarvis: Macdonald Carey
Carolyn Baker: Fran Drescher

Crew

Director: Wes Craven
Writer: Gleen M. Benest, Lois Duncan
Producer: Bill Finnegan, Patricia Finnegan
Executive Producer: Max A. Keller, Micheline H. Keller

Cinematography: William K. Jurgensen
Music: Michael Lloyd, John D'Andrea
Art Director: Joe Aubel

Technical Info

Production Year: 1978
Countries of Production: USA
Languages: English
Running Time: 1h 33m
Screen Ratio: 1.33:1
Sound: Stereo
Color: Color

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Reactions

“The new edition of Summer of Fear is a good investment for anyone who loves all-ages horror and/or Wes Craven.” - Peter Martin, Screen Anarchy
Full Review 

“Those looking to honor the horror master [Wes Craven], or simply to watch a fun and campy 1970’s TV movie, need look no further” - Max Evry, ComingSoon.net
Full Review 

“Summer of Fear is loaded with greasy, melodramatic intrigue, and Craven wrings it for all its worth…” - Brett Gallman Martin, Oh, The Horror!
Full Review 

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