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Deadly Blessing (1981)

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This film is set in Amish Country, at a local farm, where a woman's husband is mysteriously killed by his own tractor!

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Maren Jensen ...
Martha Schmidt
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Vicky Anderson
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John Schmidt
Colleen Riley ...
Melissa (as Coleen Riley)
Douglas Barr ...
Jim Schmidt (as Doug Barr)
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Faith Stohler
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Louisa Stohler
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William Gluntz
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Sheriff
Bobby Dark ...
Theatre Manager
Kevin Farr ...
Fat Boy
Neil Fletcher ...
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Jonathon Gulla ...
Tom Schmidt
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A former Hittite (a member of an Amish-like sect) dies in a mysterious tractor "accident", and his widow is left to face the frightening Hittites who view her as "the incubus" and may have sinister designs on her. Written by Brian J. Wright <bjwright@acs.ucalgary.ca>

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tractor | incubus | farm | widow | wainscoting | See more »

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A gruesome secret, protected for generations, rises to give its... See more »


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14 August 1981 (USA)  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Susan Buckner and Douglas Barr were both in the same TV series, When the Whistle Blows (1980), before going on to this film. See more »

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While Martha is taking a bath, supposedly naked, a black bikini is clearly seen through the bath bubbles. See more »

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Narrator: In the rolling hills of a sinful farm community, untouched by time, a gruesome secret has been protected for generations.
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Written and Performed by Rod Stewart
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Well made and interesting, but slightly disappointing
10 May 2001 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

I have a soft spot for this movie since I saw it years ago. The plot goes haywire in all kinds of directions and nothing much actually happens (it is a little too slow-moving for it's own good). But it is imaginatively directed I think, with nice touches (the bath, the dream with the spider, the barnsequence) and an overall creepy atmosphere. Of course, the acting has it's weak spots with some overacting and some none-acting, but the women are all gorgeus and Maren Jensens husband isn't a badlooking fella' himself but he doesn't get much screentime. The ending, as so many have pointed out, is just a little bit silly/weak and I suspect that there was an alternative one (it seems so much like a tacked-on scene). But I don't understand that so many people really dislike this film. It's not the best from Mr Craven (he has done far worse. "Deadly Friend", "Swamp thing" and "The Hills have eyes 2" are truly embarassing). If it shows up as a late-night movie, give it a try!


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