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Deadly Blessing (1981)

R  |   |  Horror  |  14 August 1981 (USA)
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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 overview, first billed only:
Maren Jensen ...
Martha Schmidt
Vicky Anderson
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 <>

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Release Date:

14 August 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bendición mortal  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

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Wes Craven compared his work with actor Ernest Borgnine to John Carpenter's work with Donald Pleasance in the original "Halloween". He states that Borgnine was the first "big name actor" he had worked with and was at first intimadated by the actor. See more »


Martha's hair while the three girls are talking by the fire. 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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Written and Performed by Rod Stewart
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Early Craven effort

Like great wines, Craven's Deadly Blessing improves with age. When looking over the spectrum of his cinema one can see how this films fits into that particular period in his career when he struggled to finance A Nightmare on Elm Street. Unfortunately that classic would not appear until after Swamp Thing and Hills Have Eyes 2. But here we have a story closer than usual to Wes Cravens's heart, repression, religious conflict and social devision, therefore it comes as quite a surprise that Craven does not regard this as one of his more accomplished efforts.

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