Summer Of Fear details
|Starring:||Lee Purcell, Carol Lawrence, Linda Blair, Jeremy Slate, Jeff East|
|Genres:||Drama - Mystery, Horror - Slasher|
|Studio:||ANCHOR BAY HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
Summer Of Fear
|Run time:||1 hour 38 minutes|
|Rental release:||23 Feb 2004|
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Witches....By Mark from Berkshire, England. , 25 May 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]This isn't your typical Wes Craven film by any stretch of the imagination. This film was developed soley for TV and as such, is a low budget entry in Wes Cravens filmography.
After the death of her sister in a tragic accident, the family of the woman in question agree to take in the sisters daughter temporarily (left with no family after the accident) while she sorts herself out. The family soon experience strange phenomenon centred around the mysterious guest that starts to drive the family apart. This is a very slow moving film and if you are looking for a gorey horror film, stay away. It is certainly not the best film, but it has enough substance to keep you occupied through the duration. Worth a look if you are after something a bit more supernatural rather than out and out horror.
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Wrong CertificationBy Lance (6 reviews) from London , 08 May 2008Lovefilm page shows this film to be 18 certificate. Itis in fact a 12... No doubt because it has no horror to it at all. Slow and naff. Probably Wes Cravens worst movie...
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datedBy Roanna Taylor from Chesterfield, England , 02 Mar 2007If I saw this 20 years ago, I would be writing what an effective chiller it is. But unfortunately this film has dated too much. The general premise is scary (well it was based on a Lois Duncan book...) but the special effects add nothing to the film and just make it feel a bit tacky. I would have rated this a 2 but for the fact that I spent most of th film thinking about Linda Blair's amazing poodle hair. You just end up fantasising about getting some decent conditioning products on that mop, which of course isn't what the director was hoping you would be thinking about.
Camp & EnjoyableBy A. D Light from London England , 06 Oct 2006Im a big fan of 70's & early 80's horror. So I liked this film even though it got on my nerves when Linda Blair went along with the wrong ways of getting rid of her troublesome cousin. I loved the ending what a great laugh.
An average 70s horror flickBy Graham from UK , 08 Aug 2006We could not resist this film, classic 70s horror, Wes Craven directing, and a seemingly entertaining witches and magic plot. To be fair to the film is was not that bad at all, disappointingly it was not at all scary, and maybe one or two small jumps but generally this was quite not what we hoped for. That said I was well entertained and I have seen much worse since joining this DVD rental service, simple entertainment, fashion and acting suiting of the films years and a basic but reasonable plot. The film follows a young girl and her family whose cousin comes to live with them following the death of her parents however their new visitor is far more than anyone expected. An average 70s horror flick, few scares but ticks along quite well, I agree with others on the Linda Blair hair! 2 stars.
avoid at all costsBy denholm ellis from essex , 30 Nov 2005this film is very very very bad you will regret renting it so dont