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Deadly Blessing (1981)

R | | Horror | 14 August 1981 (USA)
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After her husband dies of mysterious circumstances, a widow becomes increasingly paranoid of the neighboring religious community that may have diabolical plans for her.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maren Jensen ...
Martha Schmidt
Vicky Anderson
Jeff East ...
John Schmidt
Colleen Riley ...
Melissa (as Coleen Riley)
Jim Schmidt (as Doug Barr)
Faith Stohler
Louisa Stohler
William Gluntz
Bobby Dark ...
Theatre Manager
Kevin Farr ...
Fat Boy
Neil Fletcher ...
Jonathon Gulla ...
Tom Schmidt


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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14 August 1981 (USA)  »

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Bendición mortal  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Susan Buckner was pregnant when she acted in this film. See more »


Faith picks up, and holds the broken painting in one shot, then in the next she runs towards it lying on the ground as if she had never picked it up. See more »


[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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A pre-Nightmare on Elm Street work by Craven
26 November 2000 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I recently viewed this film while being on a Wes Craven kick, trying to watch all of his films. I was very confused by this film because I thought that the Hiites had more to do with the plot than they actually did. The movie actually could have done without them because....well, watch the ending and you will see for sure. I will give Kudos to Craven for the creepy snake in the bathtub scene and the casting of Michael Berryman (Pluto from The Hills Have Eyes). Watch if you absolutely love Wes Craven. Also recommend Last House on the Left.

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