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The Stepfather 1987

  • Joseph Ruben
  • January 23, 1987
  • 89 mins
  • English
  • Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
He wanted a perfect family in a perfect town. But they couldn't measure up... Neither could the others...
A seemingly average man, after murdering his entire family, takes on a new identity and remarries a widow with a teenage daughter in another town and prepares to do it again.


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Average. Underwhelming. Thriller? More a slasher in thriller clothes. It's not terrible but I think it's overrated.
Terry O'Quinn is good but the script doesn't let him shine. Things are relieved in the script in very obvious ways, which is more suitable for dumb horror movies. The charcaters just are not deep enough for this to be a thriller. The idea was great.

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