Deadly Blessing

Deadly Blessing was released into theaters on August 14th, 1981. Filming locations include Bardwell, Ennis and Waxahachie, Tx. It was directed by Wes Craven. This was Craven's 5th directed movie. It stars a twenty-three year old Sharon Stone, in what was her first major film role. It also features Michael Berryman. Berryman and Craven have collaborated four times; The Hills Have Eyes (1977), Deadly Blessing, Invitation to Hell and The Hills Have Eyes 2. The score was composed by James Horner. The films first DVD release was on January 22nd, 2013.

Schmidt farm - Old Maypearl Rd. Waxahachie, Tx. 75167

The house and barn were demolished in 2019. Dove Meadow subdivision now occupies the land. I'm standing roughly where the barn would've been, facing the same direction as the screenshot. I'd like to thank PaulH of Halloween Filming Locations for helping me find this location.



Boswell's Service Station - Sycamore St. and Ennis St. Bardwell, Tx. 75119

The service station structure still remains, although it's been remodeled. The Farmer's Market was demolished at some point in the 80's or early 90's and a convenient store now occupies the spot.

All "Now" pictures taken in 2024.

Tara Theatre - 119 N. Dallas St. Ennis, Tx. 75119

The theatre was built in 1933. In July of 1992, a storm collapsed it's roof and the building was demolished shortly thereafter. "Summer of Fear", the movie showing, was actually directed by Wes Craven and preceded Deadly Blessing.

All "Now" pictures taken in 2024.

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