by Garon Cockrell










Before Wes Craven unleashed Freddy Krueger upon the world he
gave us the story of vengeful amish/Mennonites in the super creepy, super
shocking, Deadly Blessing.  Ernest
Borgnine is worth the price alone.








Deadly Blessing

The Film:

Deadly Blessing isnít as gory as some of Cravenís other
works.  It plays more like a paranoia
thriller with horror elements than a straight up horror.  Thatís not to say it isnít scary because it
does pack some great scares and genuine creep-outs.  Not to mention the insane ending.




The story, the cast, the directing are all top notch.  Iíd never heard of the movie (shameful being
as that Iím a big Craven fan) and I was super excited to see it.  My excitement was rewarded as the movie is
great and Ernest Borgnine turns in a wonderfully evil performance.





The Disc:

Scream Factory has delivered yet another wonderful
transfer.   The picture is really
gorgeous.  It sounds great.  The effects look great and it really holds up
well.  The country side and settings all
really look great with this transfer.



The Features:


Audio commentary by director Wes Craven


Interview with actress Susan Buckner and Writers Glen M. Benest and Matthew Barr


TV spots


Theatrical trailer              









The Specs:



1080P High Definition Widescreen (1.78:1)






DTS-HD Master Audio Mono






Original Release: 1981






Runtime: 100






Rated: R










 

Final Grades:

Story:  A / Super
unique and super fun watch.  One of
Cravenís best.

Presentation: A / Gorgeous transfer makes Deadly Blessing
look brand new.

Scare Factor: A / Super creepy and a jaw dropping ending
that is excellent even by todayís standards.

Gore Factor:  B /
Light on the gore, but that does not detract from the film in the least.

Repeat view-ability: 
A / One of Cravenís best has a great place in anyoneís horror marathon
nights. 

 

Add Deadly Blessing to your collection, click HERE!

 

Check out yesterday's Scream Factory review,  The Town that Dreaded Sundown!


by Garon Cockrell



Before Wes Craven unleashed Freddy Krueger upon the world he gave us the story of vengeful amish/Mennonites in the super creepy, super shocking, Deadly Blessing.  Ernest Borgnine is worth the price alone.

Deadly Blessing The Film: Deadly Blessing isnít as gory as some of Cravenís other works.  It plays more like a paranoia thriller with horror elements than a straight up horror.  Thatís not to say it isnít scary because it does pack some great scares and genuine creep-outs.  Not to mention the insane ending.
The story, the cast, the directing are all top notch.  Iíd never heard of the movie (shameful being as that Iím a big Craven fan) and I was super excited to see it.  My excitement was rewarded as the movie is great and Ernest Borgnine turns in a wonderfully evil performance.
The Disc: Scream Factory has delivered yet another wonderful transfer.   The picture is really gorgeous.  It sounds great.  The effects look great and it really holds up well.  The country side and settings all really look great with this transfer.
The Features: Audio commentary by director Wes Craven Interview with actress Susan Buckner and Writers Glen M. Benest and Matthew Barr TV spots Theatrical trailer              

The Specs: 1080P High Definition Widescreen (1.78:1) DTS-HD Master Audio Mono Original Release: 1981 Runtime: 100 Rated: R
  Final Grades: Story:  A / Super unique and super fun watch.  One of Cravenís best. Presentation: A / Gorgeous transfer makes Deadly Blessing look brand new. Scare Factor: A / Super creepy and a jaw dropping ending that is excellent even by todayís standards. Gore Factor:  B / Light on the gore, but that does not detract from the film in the least. Repeat view-ability:  A / One of Cravenís best has a great place in anyoneís horror marathon nights.    Add Deadly Blessing to your collection, click HERE!   Check out yesterday's Scream Factory review,  The Town that Dreaded Sundown!