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Deadly Blessing (1981)

R | | Horror | 14 August 1981 (USA)
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After her husband dies under mysterious circumstances, a widow becomes increasingly paranoid of the neighboring religious community that may have diabolical plans for her.

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Wes Craven

Writers:

Glenn M. Benest (story), Matthew Barr (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maren Jensen ... Martha Schmidt
Sharon Stone ... Lana Marcus
Susan Buckner ... Vicky Anderson
Jeff East ... John Schmidt
Colleen Riley Colleen Riley ... Melissa (as Coleen Riley)
Douglas Barr ... Jim Schmidt (as Doug Barr)
Lisa Hartman ... Faith Stohler
Lois Nettleton ... Louisa Stohler
Ernest Borgnine ... Isaiah Schmidt
Michael Berryman ... William Gluntz
Kevin Cooney ... Sheriff
Bobby Dark Bobby Dark ... Theatre Manager
Kevin Farr Kevin Farr ... Fat Boy
Neil Fletcher Neil Fletcher ... Gravedigger
Jonathon Gulla 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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Taglines:

Pray you're not blessed See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bendición mortal See more »

Filming Locations:

Waxahachie, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$8,279,042

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,279,042
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The paintings were done by a woman who usually did medical paintings. See more »

Goofs

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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The end credits start rolling before the narrator's dialogue is finshed. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the British version, to avoid what they might call confusion, they omitted the "finale" in which the incubus ascends from hell. This version runs 98 minutes. See more »

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My favorite Craven flick!
24 February 2001 | by ehoshawSee all my reviews

This was awesome fun! I totally loved it, from beginning to end. I don't see why this got such mixed and/or bad reviews! This was great. Yes, the script could've used another polish, but after I saw it once I figured out what was happening. Maren Jensen, Sharon Stone, and Susan Buckner are bodacious babes living in a farmhouse in the remote countryside, surrounded on all sides by a religious cult known as the Hittites. Soon weird things start happening and people begin to die. Who is responsible? Is it the Hittites? Or something else? This is great! Rent it! Buy it! Cherish it! There are such great scenes, such as the scene in the barn (I swear, this scene had me jumping out of my socks!), the bathtub sequence, the double murder in the car, the peeping tom sequence, and the finale which was awesome! See this one, you won't be disappointed!


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