And by keeping the supernatural elements to a minimum, it keeps the movie from getting too silly or ridiculous. She's come to stay for a while, during her bereavement. I remember very little -- some horses, coming onto the dad and Rachel freaking out -- but I do recall the creepiest part for me. This is one of those bizarrely hyperbolic made for television affairs where all sorts of ludicrous shenanigans accrue, only to be solved in the final couple of minutes, at which point everyone or at least the survivors simply go back to their peaceful suburban lives as if nothing or at least not much has happened. Things get even wobblier when it's mentioned that Leslie's sister and her husband had a daughter named Julia, who was not in the car and who presumably didn't perish. During a visit to the professor at the hospital, he tells her that witches do not show up in photographs. He is happily married back off ladies with 2 grown kids.
Rachel rushes over to Mike and tells him to get in his car so they can find her mother. Jeremy Slate, Jeff East and Fran Drescher also star. Unfortunately, Summer of Fear waits too long to have anything seriously untoward happen, instead doling out relatively minor mishaps like Rachel getting a serious rash which keeps her nascent romance with boyfriend Mike Gallagher Jeff McCracken from blossoming. Rachel phones the friend in Boston and discovers that Julia supposedly sings in her school's. The After School Special, running from 1972 into the early 1990s, was an anthology of morality plays preaching Golden Rule-like stories designed to encourage us all to better ourselves. This is the humdrum terrain of Summer of Fear. Directed by Wes Craven, it's clear that the constraints of network television made it a tad silly.
And I think you can figure the rest out. The next day, Rachel enters into a competition with Sundance, where the horse flips out, breaking its leg in the process and forcing a vet to. Rachel is especially thrilled at the thought of having a girl her age around the house and even offers to split her bedroom with her cousin, but Julia seems painfully shy. And now she lives in California. Odd things begin to happen. And why is she traveling with a tooth in a bottle? The Bryant family tries to return to normal.
The horse takes a terminal tumble! The family takes note of her strange accent, as it's not the way most people who live on the east coast speak. It was so successful when it originally aired on Halloween in 1978 could that Halloween have been any better?!? Julie enchants everyone in the family and appears to be a loving relative, but Rachel knows her cousin is up to something creepy… something like witchcraft! But most importantly, the film is a wonderful trip down memory lane. Linda Blair, Lee Purcell star. Superimposed over the flames is an image of a beautiful brunette with icy blue and bloodshot eyes. Summer of Fear 1978 Summer of Fear Blu-ray despite solid video and great audio falls short as an overall poor Blu-ray release A teenage girl's life is turned upside down after her cousin moves into her house, and as time goes by, she begins to suspect that she may be a practitioner of witchcraft.
Video encounters a few hurdles, but audio is fine for those considering a purchase. Or do cars really explode apropos of nothing beyond being moving while not connected to land? Also the movie offers a young Fran Drescher. The only real problem is that a key bit of information is shoehorned in far too early in the narrative. A letter that Julia receives from a friend gets the best of Rachel's curiosity. When it was First aired in the late 70's.
I was young, but I remember the chills it gave me. Julia takes off after them, hitting Mike's car and trying to drive them off the road. Too late to stop Leslie from leaving on the trip, Rachel develops the roll of film herself and clearly sees that her suspicions have been correct all along. Blair was long past her Exorcist glory days, but could still pull off teenagers convincingly she was only 19 at the time and gives Rachel a vulnerability and eventual strength that plays right to the target audience. Meanwhile, another family welcomes a new nanny into their household.
I am also a published author who has written for several websites including Retro Slashers, Film Threat, Planet Fury, Horror Yearbook, Kindertrauma and Camp Blood. Finally, Rachel and Mike catch sight of Rachel's mom, whose car causes Julia to drive off a cliff to a fiery explosion below. You know Julia is evil but you are never quite sure what her motives are or where she'll strike next. It was when Rachel was telling her mom about Julia and her radio spazzed out, all in command by Julia of course. Later Films amped up the manipulations and wicked ways of the Witchy Woman archetypes.
That, I am 80% of. Thanks to Professor Jarvis Macdonald Carey , it is suggested that all those people unfortunate enough to live in Missouri and Arkansas are superstitious and believe in backwater myths about witches and goblins and so forth. Based on the best-selling young adult novel by Lois Duncan of I Know What I Did Last Summer fame, Summer of Fear tells the tale of plucky teenager Rachel Linda Blair , whose life is turned dangerously upside down when her cousin Julie Lee Purcell moves in following the death of her parents in a car crash. Director: Writers: , , Starring: , , , , , » Summer of Fear Blu-ray Review Reviewed by , October 19, 2017 The untimely passing of Wes Craven in 2015 deprived the film world of one of its most unique voices in the annals of horror, and especially in the annals of horror tinged with a certain amount of black comedy. Knowing that the person living in her house doesn't have any interest in music, Rachel further suspects something is not right. Suddenly, we are seeing triple of everyone.