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Deadly Blessing Blu-ray Review

25 March 2013 8:39 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Wes Craven

Starring: Maren Jensen, Sharon Stone, Susan Buckner, Ernest Borgnine, Jeff East, Colleen Riley, Douglas Barr, Lisa Hartman, Lois Nettleton, Michael Berryman,

Running Time: 104 Minutes

Certificate: 15

Extras: Interview With Wes Craven, Retrospective On Michael Berryman’s Career, Deadly Desires, Audio Commentary, Trailer

Wes Craven is often seen as a horror icon thanks to his films Last House On The Left, The Hills Have Eyes, A Nightmare On Elm Street, and Scream. Buried away among such classics is a forgotten film which many have never heard of, Deadly Blessing.

Deadly Blessing takes place in an Amish-like community, run by a religious group known as the Hittite. As described by one character “they make the Amish look like swingers.” Jim Schmidt has recently been expelled from the group due to his marriage to an outsider the Hittite refer to as an ‘Incubus’; a devil that seduces you in your sleep. »

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Blu-ray Review - Deadly Blessing (1981)

25 March 2013 4:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadly Blessing, 1981.

Directed by Wes Craven.

Starring Maren Jensen, Sharon Stone, Susan Buckner, Douglas Barr, Jess East, Ernest Borgnine and Lois Nettleton.


When Martha marries into a close knit sect she finds herself shunned as an outsider by its fanatical members, but when her husband dies mysteriously while riding a tractor expressly forbidden as a tool of the devil, things take a darker turn.

Wes Craven's long and illustrious career in horror has seen him craft many an iconic film. Some have become franchises such as A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream, and others have simply been iconic enough to receive the modern remake treatment like The Hills Have Eyes or The Last House on the Left. With so many iconic creations it’s sometimes easy to overlook certain films in Craven’s back catalogue. He’s done a lot of very enjoyable horror films. Deadly Blessing »

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Deadly Blessing Blu-ray review

18 March 2013 7:24 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Review Ryan Lambie 19 Mar 2013 - 06:54

One of Wes Craven's less prominent early movies makes its Blu-ray debut. Here's Ryan's review of the 1981 horror, Deadly Blessing...

In the early 1970s, Wes Craven made the leap from academic to filmmaker, working at the sleazier end of the movie industry with director and producer Sean S Cunningham on films with titles like Together, Honey Pie and Hot Cookies. It was with his horror films The Last House On The Left (1972) and The Hills Have Eyes (1977) that Craven became recognised as a director in his own right, and their shocking subject matter and violence gained him a considerable amount of notoriety among critics and censors.

Although Craven continued to dabble in exploitation cinema after The Hills Have Eyes (he served as cinematographer on The Evolution Of Snuff in 1978), the end of the 70s saw him gradually shuffle towards the mainstream; 1978's Stranger In Our House »

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