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Deadly Blessing (1981)

R | | Horror | 14 August 1981 (USA)
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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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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$2,500,000 (estimated)

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$8,279,042 (USA)
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The name of the fictitious rural religious sect living in a farming community in Pennsylvania were the "Hittites". The religious group were allegedly based on the Amish Community who would find popular cinema fame about four years later with their central inclusion in the major motion picture Witness (1985). It is stated at one point in Deadly Blessing (1981) that the Hittites "make the Amish look like swingers". See more »

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Right after we see John talking to Vicky in her small shorts, we see John near a railroad and you can clearly see his breath a couple times. See more »

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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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Cool little Craven tale.
5 May 2004 | by (The Void) – See all my reviews

A nifty little thriller that involves three best friends consoling each other after the murder of one of their husbands. Out in the middle of rural USA the ladies are threatened by the local religious sect (the Hitites) for which the husband was once a part of. It seems one of the Hitites incubi is on the loose killing the yokels and not even the sheriff can stop it. A good cast of recognizable faces (Sharon Stone, Ernest Borgnine, Michael Berryman, etc) and an above average (but not very original) script into a sometimes thrilling film. Did anyone notice that the bathtub scene looks very familiar (think NOES). Suspiria10 says B-


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