In a backward religious community called "Hitites" that lives in the Eighteenth Century, the pregnant Martha (Maren Jensen) is happily married with the farmer Jim Schmidt (Douglas Barr), who is a former Hitite. Their non-Hitite neighbors are Louisa Stohler (Lois Nettleton) and her daughter Faith (Lisa Hartman) that hate the religious community ruled by Jim´s father, the austere and fanatic leader Isaiah Schmidt (Ernest Borgnine). When Jim sees a mysterious shadow in his barn, he dies in a strange accident with his tractor. After his funeral, Martha welcomes her friends from LA Lana Marcus (Sharon Stone) and Vicky Anderson (Susan Buckner) that decide to spend a couple of days with her. When William Gluntz (Michael Berryman) disappears stabbed by a shadow, his father and Isaiah come to Martha´s farm looking for William. Then Isaiah makes an offer to buy the farm from Martha that says no and he calls her incubus. From this moment on, weird things happen in the community, Martha and her friends and Isaiah insists to blame the incubus.
"Deadly Blessing" is a weird slasher film with a messy supernatural story. Directed by Wes Craven, who also wrote the screenplay, it is very disappointing after "The Last House on the Left" and "The Hills Have Eyes". This film is the debut of Sharon Stone in a lead role in a feature and one of the attractions in the present days. Ernest Borgnine is scary in the role of the fanatic Isaiah Schmidt. My vote is seven.
Title (Brazil): "Benção Mortal" ("Deadly Blessing")
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