Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Meep Pic Of The Week: Deadly Blessing (1981)

Isn't this artwork bodacious?
Deadly Blessing
A Polygram/United Artists Picture
Original Theatrical Release Date: August 14th, 1981

Wes Craven's Deadly Blessing is a creepy tale of a three women (Maren Jensen, Susan Buckner & Sharon Stone) who get mixed up with a nutty Amish sect headed up by a wackjob Ernest Borgnine. Occasional bouts of the supernatural also seem to get in their way. Stay away from the country, ladies!

Plenty of chills to be found here in this underrated horror effort from the guy who would shortly be better known for bringing Freddy Krueger to life. Sadly this picture (a box office disappointment) has still yet to acquire a DVD release in the United States. There are excellent transfers of it on that format in the UK and Australia. The Australian Disc from the company Umbrella even has a commentary by Wes moderated by David Gregory. So it might be worth hunting down if you're a fan.


J.D. said...

Love this film. Creepy Amish-like folk vs. lovely women. Ernest Borgnine is quite good in this one and love Michael Berryman as well. Interesting to see this film now with Sharon Stone looking so young!

If you wanna track down a copy of this film on DVD, Google Fleshwound Video.

Maynard Morrissey said...

thought that it was way too tedious, slow and unsuspenseful

Cinema Du Meep said...

I think Borgnine's beard trumps any perceived problems with the movie.

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