14: SUMMER OF FEAR with John Arthur Hill

On Halloween night, 1978, NBC aired Summer of Fear (a.k.a. Stranger in our House), starring Linda Blair and several perms. The film — directed by Wes Craven and based on a novel by Lois Duncan — is a witchcraft-tinged thriller that plays on the very relatable fear of having an evil cousin take over your posh life in the Malibu countryside. Fran Drescher co-stars. Her accent is not explained. John Arthur Hill joins Sam to discuss.

Click here to watch Summer of Fear on YouTube.

And here is our teaser, with thanks to Adam Dugas’ video magic.

Drew Mackie