Fond Object Backyard Movie Night Presents:A Wes Craven Tribute With Deadly Blessing & Last House On The Left

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Fond Object Backyard Movie Night Presents:A Wes Craven Tribute With Deadly Blessing & Last House On The Left
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We here at Fond Object, like most of you reading this, were shocked and saddened to hear of the passing last Sunday of one of the great horror directors of our time, the mighty Wes Craven. With his untimely passing, we decided to dedicate this week's Backyard Movie Night to one of the true Masters of Horror.

We will start of with one of Craven's overlooked films, DEADLY BLESSING. Set in a community of Hittites (which according to the film "make the Amish look like swingers"), this one goes full creepy pretty quick when the husband of the main character gets killed BY HIS OWN TRACTOR, and just gets more and more tense from there.

Deadly Blessing is a 1981 American horror film directed by Wes Craven. It was released on 14 August 1981. The film tells the story of a strange figure committing murder in a contemporary community that is not far from another community that believes in ancient evil and curses. It stars Ernest Borgnine, Maren Jensen (in her last screen appearance) and Sharon Stone in an early screen appearance. This film finds director Wes Craven in a transitional phase between his hard-hitting early work and his later commercial successes.

After DEADLY BLESSING, we decided that it would be wise to go all the way back to Craven's very first feature film, the unfuckwithable LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT. Now, for those of you that have seen this classic, you already know what to expect. For those of your that haven't...wooo-boy, you better strap yourself in because this tense, gritty film is one that you will surely take home with you, be that in a good or bad way

The Last House on the Left is a 1972 American exploitation-horror film written, edited, and directed by Wes Craven and produced by Sean S. Cunningham. The film follows two teenage girls who are taken into the woods and tortured by a gang of murderous thugs. The story is inspired by the 1960 Swedish film The Virgin Spring, directed by Ingmar Bergman, which in turn is based on a Swedish ballad "Töres döttrar i Wänge".

Craven's directorial debut, the film was made on a modest budget of $87,000, and was filmed in New York City and rural Connecticut in 1971. It was released theatrically in the United States on August 30, 1972, and was a major box office success, grossing over $3 million domestically. Although its confrontational violence resulted in its being heavily censored and sometimes banned in other countries, the film was generally well-received by critics.

Just keep repeating to yourself: it's only a movie...It's Only A Movie...IT'S ONLY A MOVIE...

Doors at 7:45
DEADLY BLESSING at 8:00
THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT at 9:45

As always, the movies at Fond Object are free, all ages, critter friendly, and B.Y.O.B. Entrance on Riverside Drive through the big wooden gate that says IN.

We encourage you to bring folding chairs or blankets, as seating is limited.

Also, pre-movies: https://www.facebook.com/events/1472855453019421/
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