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The Godsend (1980)

An English family of six takes in a pregnant woman who disappears shortly after giving birth. They raise the baby girl as their own, but over the years the strange deaths of their children ... See full summary »

Director:

Gabrielle Beaumont

Writers:

Olaf Pooley (screenplay), Bernard Taylor (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Malcolm Stoddard ... Alan Marlowe
Cyd Hayman ... Kate Marlowe
Angela Pleasence ... The Stranger
Patrick Barr ... Dr. Collins
Wilhelmina Green ... Bonnie
Joanne Boorman ... Bonnie as Baby
Angela Deamer Angela Deamer ... Lucy Marlowe
Clarissa Young Clarissa Young ... Younger Lucy
Lee Gregory Lee Gregory ... Davy Marlowe
Piers Eady Piers Eady ... Sam Marlowe
Anna Wing Anna Wing ... Mrs. Taverner
Artro Morris Artro Morris ... Mr. Taverner
Hilary Minster Hilary Minster ... Reporter
James Snell James Snell ... London Doctor
Corinne Skinner-Carter Corinne Skinner-Carter ... Hospital Doctor
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Storyline

An English family of six takes in a pregnant woman who disappears shortly after giving birth. They raise the baby girl as their own, but over the years the strange deaths of their children make them consider whether the little girl is more than she appears. Written by Brian J. Wright <tyrannorabbit@hotmail.com>

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If Bonnie is a gift from Heaven...for God's sake take her back..! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Horror-Baby See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Budget:

CAD 12,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Cannon Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The story was adapted into a film released in 1980 starring Malcolm Stoddard, Cyd Hayman and Angela Pleasence. The film made its DVD debut courtesy of Shout! Factory and MGM Home Entertainment on August 20, 2013 and in summer 2015 first time on Blu-Ray via Scream Factory. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Indian Lady (1981) See more »

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a good review
31 March 2005 | by aslarabeeSee all my reviews

Although I haven't watched this movie in at least seven years, I have always enjoyed watching it. I personally thought that the movie was a great one to watch. It may be on the low end of horror flicks as far as bloodiness and actually murder scenes, but it does get the point across. I have been unable to find this movie in video stores, even ones with older movies. So, even if anyone wants to watch the movie it may be hard to find. I truly loved the context of the movie. I think that it does show the lack of technology that we had in the 1980's compared to now, but I have seen many movies from the 1980's that are about the same in the technology area. However, it doesn't make them bad. However, this is just my opinion.


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