Deadly Blessing (1981)
Average Rating: 4.4/10
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Release Date: Apr 14, 1982 Wide
Average Rating: 2.9/5
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Deadly Blessing, a disappointing effort from famed horror-film director Wes Craven, tells the story of a woman's fight against a religious cult which will not stop at murder. Martha (Maren Jensen) lives alone near a conservative, repressive religious cult led by Isaiah (Ernest Borgnine). Martha's husband was murdered under mysterious circumstances after he left the cult. Martha and her two visiting friends Vicky (Susan Buckner) and Lana (Sharon Stone) find themselves being pressured to live in
Apr 14, 1982 Wide
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The script may be strictly A Touch of Satan, but Wes Craven's deep-seated ambivalence with his own religious upbringing sometimes sparks the rote Jesus freakery of Deadly Blessing to life.
One of Wes Craven's best films, an oddball but often scary thriller mixing elements from religious, slasher, snake, spider and monster flicks
Craven misses the mark with this one.
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