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Wes Craven United States, 1981

Lights in the Dusk's rating of the film Deadly Blessing

Compromised by studio interference; its heroines styled & posed like lingerie models; its ending, laden with special effects & supernatural threat, at odds with the film's sombre, more psychological tone. But it still works. The characters are appealing; the set-pieces tense & inventive. Craven makes good use of his isolated setting & there's a strong narrative through-line about outsiders; people shamed & displaced.