Relative Fear

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"Trusting your children can be deadly."
  • R
  • 1994
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 5.5  (372)

Relative Fear is a thriller movie from 1994, directed by George Mihalka and written by Kevin Commins. The movie tells the story of a woman named Linda (Darlanne Fluegel) who returns home to her family's estate after years of being away at school in Paris. However, her homecoming is not the happy reunion that she had hoped for, as she quickly discovers that her family is not as welcoming as she remembers.

Linda's father, a wealthy and prominent businessman named Anthony (James Brolin), has passed away and left his estate to Linda's stepmother, Louise (Louise Fletcher). However, Linda is suspicious of Louise's intentions and starts to dig into her father's death. As she investigates, Linda uncovers a web of lies, deceit, and murder that threatens to engulf her as well.

Amidst all of the family drama and tension, Linda rekindles her relationship with her childhood friend, Steve (Martin Neufeld), who has always been there for her. Steve is a police detective who is investigating Anthony's death and he quickly realizes that Linda is in danger. Together, they must uncover the truth behind the dark secrets of her family's past and face the unknown terrors that await them.

The movie is filled with suspenseful scenes and intense confrontations, as Linda and Steve race against time to uncover the truth before it's too late. The cinematography is atmospheric and eerie, adding to the overall feeling of unease and foreboding that permeates the story. The score is also notable, as it perfectly complements the film's tense and suspenseful moments.

The acting performances are solid, especially from Fluegel and Neufeld who have a palpable chemistry onscreen. Brolin is also a standout, playing the intimidating and manipulative Anthony with aplomb. Fletcher, who is known for her iconic role in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, is chilling as the secretive and conniving Louise.

Overall, Relative Fear is a well-crafted thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end. With its intricate plot and suspenseful pacing, it is a movie that is sure to satisfy any fan of the genre. If you're in the mood for a thrilling mystery with a touch of romance, this movie is definitely worth checking out.

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    5.5  (372)