Stranger in Our House

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A young girl discovers that her seemingly innocent cousin is actually an evil witch in this film inspired by a novel by Lois Duncan. Unfortunately, no one believes the girl's claims, and she is forced to try and stop the diabolical sorceress on her own.

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Linda Blair
as Rachel Bryant
Lee Purcell
as Julia Grant
Carol Lawrence
as Leslie Bryant
Jeremy Slate
as Tom Bryant
Macdonald Carey
as Professor Jarvis
Fran Drescher
as Carolyn Baker
Jeff East
as Peter Bryant
Jeff McCracken
as Mike Gallagher
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Critic Reviews for Stranger in Our House

All Critics (4)

  • There is some small enjoyment, besides that found in wasting a few minutes with television history, in the silly, pulpy quality of the proceedings.

    Aug 16, 2003 | Rating: 65/100 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Stranger in Our House

  • Apr 12, 2011
    This movie starts out boring, and just when it starts to get better, you realize how predictable the story is going to be, and the ending is stupid. Overall, an interesting movie, but not good.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Dec 19, 2010
    dont let the 70s date and wes cravens name sell you here, even though it came after classics last house on the left and the hills have eyes, its a very mediocre effort. looks like made for tv, by the credits also, a silly story concerning linda blairs believe that her cousin now staying with her and family is evil, some silly moments acting throughout, no real tension, and not very well directed, and blair gets annoying at times,
    scott g Super Reviewer
  • Dec 26, 2009
    SUMMER OF FEAR (1978) <br/>aka :<br/>Stranger In Our House.<br/> Directed by Wes Craven<br/><br/>Aaah....this brings back memories!<br/><br/>A fun, predictable, 'made-for-television' style film (above-average for TV, below-average for cinema).<br/>Linda saves the day when her recently-orphaned cousin<br/>(actually, a witchy imposter) comes to live with her family in rural smalltown, USA.<br/>Everyone falls in love with the beautiful creature who has seen so much tragedy in her short life. Everyone, that is, except Linda,who feels that there is something ?not quite right? about her cousin.<br/>Nobody else seems to recognise her<br/>'subtle' sinister aura & it is not long before witchy, evil things start to happen. <br/>I particularly <br/>enjoyed the bewitchment of Linda that caused her to break out in a pustular facial rash & miss her school prom!! Of course, cousin-dear then took her place as Linda's beau's date.<br/>Horror?.......Yes, but so engagingly innocent!!!<br/><br/>Linda Blair is SO young .... there is a certain tragic pathos one feels when looking at her bright, button eyes shining with youthful optimism. She still believes that great things are in store for her after her trailblazing debut in The Exorcist.<br/>Alas, the soul-destroying days of Chained Heat were only 5 years away. <br/>3 & a half out of 5 stars.
    mirabella 1 Super Reviewer

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