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Deadly Blessing (1981)

R | | Horror | 14 August 1981 (USA)
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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:
... Martha Schmidt
... Lana Marcus
... Vicky Anderson
... John Schmidt
Colleen Riley ... Melissa (as Coleen Riley)
... Jim Schmidt (as Doug Barr)
... Faith Stohler
... Louisa Stohler
... Isaiah Schmidt
... William Gluntz
... Sheriff
Bobby Dark ... Theatre Manager
Kevin Farr ... Fat Boy
Neil Fletcher ... Gravedigger
Jonathon Gulla ... Tom Schmidt
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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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A gruesome secret, protected for generations, rises to give its... See more »

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14 August 1981 (USA)  »

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Bendición mortal  »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$8,279,042
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'Sharon Stone (I)''s first big speaking role in a theatrical feature. 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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Maggie May
Written and Performed by Rod Stewart
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It's a Bi+ch of a Blessing.
9 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

You know what? I almost like this film more than "Last House On The Left", because of the fact that it carries itself in such a manner. I am almost sure that it has been tossed in the gutter in the past few years. it shouldn't be. You know what? If I were Sharon Stone, I'd be proud of this film, because it is not as bad as people say, or as bad as she thinks. I bet a LOT of people prefer it to that Basic Instinct sequel. I liked BI2, but c'mon, This film is better than that, everybody knows it. This movie is just fine. It has some pretty good sequences, and a nice cast of three outstandingly beautiful women, and a low key, but creepy score by a then unknown James Horner. I actually prefer it to other supernatural horror films, and you know what? I'm not the only one, and thank goodness for that. I like this film, in all it's freaky glory, and the shrieks and scares! Were I to be "blessed", I'd say it were one bi+ch of a blessing. Thank god I am not around the lovely Maren Jensen at the end of this chiller.


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