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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maren Jensen ...
Martha Schmidt
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Vicky Anderson
Jeff East ...
John Schmidt
Colleen Riley ...
Melissa (as Coleen Riley)
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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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Bendición mortal  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Susan Buckner was pregnant when she acted in this film. See more »

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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 »

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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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Written and Performed by Rod Stewart
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Well made and interesting, but slightly disappointing
10 May 2001 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

I have a soft spot for this movie since I saw it years ago. The plot goes haywire in all kinds of directions and nothing much actually happens (it is a little too slow-moving for it's own good). But it is imaginatively directed I think, with nice touches (the bath, the dream with the spider, the barnsequence) and an overall creepy atmosphere. Of course, the acting has it's weak spots with some overacting and some none-acting, but the women are all gorgeus and Maren Jensens husband isn't a badlooking fella' himself but he doesn't get much screentime. The ending, as so many have pointed out, is just a little bit silly/weak and I suspect that there was an alternative one (it seems so much like a tacked-on scene). But I don't understand that so many people really dislike this film. It's not the best from Mr Craven (he has done far worse. "Deadly Friend", "Swamp thing" and "The Hills have eyes 2" are truly embarassing). If it shows up as a late-night movie, give it a try!


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