5.2/10
553
18 user 25 critic

The Godsend (1980)

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (novel)
Reviews
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Outing (1987)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

An ancient genie is released from a lamp when thieves ransack an old woman's house. They are killed and the lamp is moved to a museum to be studied. The curator's daughter is soon possessed... See full summary »

Director: Tom Daley
Stars: Deborah Winters, James Huston, Andra St. Ivanyi
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

In the 1950s a horror-comic artist's creations come alive and kill him. Years later a new cartoonist revives the creatures in his house, now part of an artist's colony.

Director: John Carl Buechler
Stars: Yvonne De Carlo, Debrah Farentino, Brian Robbins
Certificate: GP Crime | Musical | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Two middle-aged women move to Hollywood, California after their sons are convicted of a notorious murder and open a dance school for children eager to tap their way to stardom.

Director: Curtis Harrington
Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Shelley Winters, Dennis Weaver
Ghosthouse (1988)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Visions of a deceased girl and her doll bring doom to the visitors of a deserted house.

Director: Umberto Lenzi
Stars: Lara Wendel, Greg Rhodes, Mary Sellers
Madman (1982)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A legendary psychopathic murderer stalks a summer camp.

Director: Joe Giannone
Stars: Gaylen Ross, Tony Fish, Harriet Bass
Blacula (1972)
Fantasy | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

An ancient African prince, turned into a vampire by Dracula himself, finds himself in modern Los Angeles.

Director: William Crain
Stars: William Marshall, Vonetta McGee, Denise Nicholas
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A fledgling actress is lured to a remote mansion for a screen-test, soon discovering she is actually a prisoner in the middle of a blackmail plot.

Director: Arthur Penn
Stars: Mary Steenburgen, Roddy McDowall, Jan Rubes
Bad Dreams (1988)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The lone survivor of a suicide cult wakes from a thirteen-year coma in a psychiatric ward, where other patients suddenly start dying under mysterious and gruesome circumstances.

Director: Andrew Fleming
Stars: Jennifer Rubin, Bruce Abbott, Richard Lynch
Action | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

In a small Tennessee town, an historian relates four horror stories to a reporter.

Director: Jeff Burr
Stars: Vincent Price, Clu Gulager, Terry Kiser
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A deranged, misogynistic killer attacks a journalist. When he discovers that she survived the attack, he follows her to the hospital to finish her off.

Director: Jean-Claude Lord
Stars: Michael Ironside, Lee Grant, Linda Purl
Ghost Town (1988)
Action | Horror | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A modern-day deputy tracks an abducted girl to a ghost town, and the spirits of the past who took her.

Directors: Richard Governor, Mac Ahlberg
Stars: Franc Luz, Catherine Hickland, Jimmie F. Skaggs
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The film takes place before, during and immediately after the engagement party of Dr.Henry Jekyll and Miss Fanny Osborne, attended by numerous highly respectable guests (a general, a doctor... See full summary »

Director: Walerian Borowczyk
Stars: Udo Kier, Marina Pierro, Patrick Magee
Edit

Cast

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
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A gift from heaven...or a curse from hell! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 January 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

...¡O una maldición del infierno!  »

Box Office

Budget:

CAD 12,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The story was adapted into a film released in 1980 starring Malcolm Stoddard, Cyd Hayman and Angela Pleasence. The film made its DVD debut courtesy of Shout! Factory and MGM Home Entertainment on August 20, 2013 and in summer 2015 first time on Blu-Ray via Scream Factory. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
It's got NOTHING to do with The Omen!
10 November 2001 | by (San Diego) – See all my reviews

This movie is not connected to, a rip off of or inspired by The Omen. Just because both happen to be about an evil child doesn't mean a thing. The Godsend is pure science fiction: what if there was a sub-species of humans who bred the same way the cuckoo does. This bird has the nasty habit of laying it's eggs in the nests of birds of other species. The baby cuckoo imitates the calls of its nestmates so the unwilling adoptive parents are none the wiser. At its first opportunity the baby cuckoo murders the other babies by pushing them out of the nest. That's what this movie was about.


17 of 25 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Shout DVD release fithen
Discuss The Godsend (1980) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?