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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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Pray you're not blessed See more »


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Release Date:

14 August 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Éxtasis mortal  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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(Metrocolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

While Martha is taking a bath, supposedly naked, a black bikini is clearly seen through the bath bubbles. 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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The end credits start rolling before the narrator's dialogue is finshed. See more »

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Referenced in Eisai to tairi mou: Episode #1.2 (2001) See more »

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Maggie May
Written and Performed by Rod Stewart
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a good mystery movie,thats scary
4 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is among one of the real horror films that was made back in the early 80's.and is scary,but at times can be confusing the plot that is.It's one of those movie's that you really need to watch and think about. Above all i loved it,wonderful and brilliant direction,and unusually story about a religious sect similar to Amish,but are more stricter which is chilling in itself.The ending is shocking and morbidly fascinating for a horror movie fan. you must watch this, some of Wes's best work.One of the best parts of the movie is that it's one of those one's that's mildly hard to explain just best to watch and believe that the incubus is dwellth into the pit.


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