Summer of Fear (1978) Movie poster and book cover compared.

Summer of Fear

Wes Craven, 1978

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Summer of Fear
Lois Duncan, 1976

Summer of Fear is a movie directed by Wes Craven in 1978 and based on the book of the same name by Lois Duncan, first published in 1976. The movie features Linda Blair, Lee Purcell, Jeremy Slate, Jeff McCracken, Jeff East, Carol Lawrence, and others.

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RATING

5.5

/ 10

Movie Poster: Summer of Fear (Wes Craven, 1978)

7.6

/ 10

Book Cover: Summer of Fear (Lois Duncan, 1976)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of Summer of Fear, the 1976 book by Lois Duncan.

Summer of Fear

Read by: Ruth Ann Phimister

Storyline

A rural family of five opens their home to their cousin Julia, who has tragically lost her parents in a car accident. As Julia integrates into the family, she gradually exerts a powerful influence over them and their community, deceiving everyone except Rachel, the perceptive teenage girl who sees through her cousin’s manipulative intentions.

Movie vs Book

Poster of Summer of Fear, the 1978 movie by Wes Craven

Year

1978

Minutes

100

Movie Rate

5.50

Source: IMDb

Movie

Summer of Fear

Original title: Stranger in Our House

Country: USA

Year: 1978

Length: 1h40m

Cover of Summer of Fear, the 1976 book by Lois Duncan

Year

1976

Pages

219

Book Rate

7.64

S: Goodreads

Book

Summer of Fear

Country: USA

First published in: 1976

Length: 219 pages

Genre: Fiction

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User polls & recommendations

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Cover of Summer of Fear, the 1976 book by Lois Duncan

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