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Deadly Blessing (1981)

 -  Horror | Mystery  -  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

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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Horror | Mystery

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14 August 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bendición mortal  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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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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Written and Performed by Rod Stewart
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Amish Paradise
1 May 2002 | by (Firenze, Italy) – See all my reviews

A solid shocker, ruined by a botched story and a ridicolous finale, but already demonstrating the greatness of his director, Wes Craven. A couple of scenes in the movie (like the dream spider sequence with a young and pretty Sharon Stone, and the almost heartstopping snake in the bath scene) are really good and even the movie is good for more than half is length. Alas, the botched explanation of the resolution of the story (really stupid and very similar to another movie of those years - Sleepaway Camp) and the really ridicolous demon apparition at the end of the movie soften the total impact of this otherwise more than watchable thriller with mildly supernatural tones.


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