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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 ...
Gravedigger
Jonathon Gulla ...
Tom Schmidt
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Storyline

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


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14 August 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Éxtasis mortal  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Wes Craven tried to persuade Sharon Stone to film the spider scene by holding the creature himself. Still unconvinced, she requested that its teeth be removed. Despite crew knowledge that this would make it incredibly difficult for the spider to feed, the operation was performed and Stone agreed to continue. See more »

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Martha's hair while the three girls are talking by the fire. See more »

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[first lines]
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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My favorite Craven flick!
24 February 2001 | by (Trenton, MI) – See all my reviews

This was awesome fun! I totally loved it, from beginning to end. I don't see why this got such mixed and/or bad reviews! This was great. Yes, the script could've used another polish, but after I saw it once I figured out what was happening. Maren Jensen, Sharon Stone, and Susan Buckner are bodacious babes living in a farmhouse in the remote countryside, surrounded on all sides by a religious cult known as the Hittites. Soon weird things start happening and people begin to die. Who is responsible? Is it the Hittites? Or something else? This is great! Rent it! Buy it! Cherish it! There are such great scenes, such as the scene in the barn (I swear, this scene had me jumping out of my socks!), the bathtub sequence, the double murder in the car, the peeping tom sequence, and the finale which was awesome! See this one, you won't be disappointed!


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