deadly blessing
Early horror offering from Wes Craven, that arrives after his grungy and controversial thrillers, like The Last House on the Left and The Hills Have Eyes but before he found huge commercial success with A Nightmare on Elm Street. The film stars Ernest Borgnine and Michael Berryman as members of a vehemently religious community who may or may not be responsible for a series of brutal murders among the local population of “regular cityfolk” who have arrived in the area. Sharon Stone is among the attractive out-of-towners, and in one memorable scene, has a live spider dropped into her mouth. It’s hardly Craven’s best work, but an entertaining late-night slasher nonetheless.