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The Godsend (1980)

 -  Drama | Horror  -  25 January 1980 (USA)
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An English family of six takes in a pregnant woman who disappears shortly after giving birth. They raise the baby girl as their own, but over the years the strange deaths of their children ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Malcolm Stoddard ...
Alan Marlowe
Cyd Hayman ...
Kate Marlowe
Angela Pleasence ...
The Stranger
Patrick Barr ...
Dr. Collins
Wilhelmina Green ...
Bonnie
Joanne Boorman ...
Bonnie as Baby
Angela Deamer ...
Lucy Marlowe
Clarissa Young ...
Younger Lucy
Lee Gregory ...
Davy Marlowe
Piers Eady ...
Sam Marlowe
Anna Wing ...
Mrs. Taverner
Artro Morris ...
Mr. Taverner
Hilary Minster ...
Reporter
James Snell ...
London Doctor
Corinne Skinner-Carter ...
Hospital Doctor
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An English family of six takes in a pregnant woman who disappears shortly after giving birth. They raise the baby girl as their own, but over the years the strange deaths of their children make them consider whether the little girl is more than she appears. Written by Brian J. Wright <tyrannorabbit@hotmail.com>

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Plays like a bad made for TV horror flick
2 January 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A nice, young British couple with three (or four--I forgot) children meet a heavily pregnant woman in a park. They invite her home with them. During the night she gives birth and leaves without them knowing it. They decide to bring up the baby as their own. What they don't know is that the baby is evil and wants all their attention...even if it means killing off her siblings to get it...

Rightly forgotten 1980 horror film. The book was very scary and well-written...this adaptation is faithful (except for a stupid changed ending) but the acting is bad and the direction is really, really off. The killings are bloodless and happen offscreen--how this thing got an R rating is beyond me. Dull, trite and forgettable. It was originally advertised with the tagline "For God's sake...take it back!" Trust it.


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