Five years after the death of his wife, Sam still morns her loss. Depressed and bitter, he distances himself from his religion and his father who is a Minister. His estranged sister-in-law, Laura, arrives in town and he finds himself falling for her. Unknowingly, she becomes possessed by an evil demon. Sam's attraction blinds him to the fact that the spirit is taking possession of Laura and destroying them both. He must work through his bitterness and choose what he really believes in, as he battles for his own soul and Laura's life...TEMPTATION IS DAMNATION...
I have to say that there were moments during The Familiar where I cringed because I felt that the storyline would be ruined by a moment of cheesiness that the scene seemed to demand. However, Miles Hanon did not disappoint, as the film held to a superior quality level throughout. The opportunity to turn this well-crafted film into a disaster was avoided entirely, and Hanon s work results in 101 minutes of solid cinematic storytelling that deals expertly with extremely difficult issues. The viewer should be cautioned that this movie will cause a measure of controversy. Very few Christian filmmakers dare to take a chance like Hanon does with The Familiar. --Christian-movie.com