The Stepfather

The Stepfather
  • 2009
  • US
  • 1h 41min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Nelson McCormick
  • Written by: JS Cardone
  • Cast: Dylan Walsh, Sela Ward, Penn Badgley, Amber Heard, Jon Tenney
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Director McCormick performs an unwelcome trick by blandly rehashing Joseph Ruben's solid 1987 sleeper hit. Walsh plays David Harris, a serial killer who targets vulnerable young women and their families. Despite the 'Hamlet'-lite subtext, 'The Stepfather' never amounts to much, with the dozy family taking a protracted ninety minutes to wake up to the titular character's obvious villainy.

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The Stepfather

4 Dec 20092 stars

Reprising the unfortunate wine-into-water routine of his Prom Night remake, director Nelson McCormick performs a similarly unwelcome trick by blandly rehashing Joseph Ruben’s solid 1987 sleeper hit. TV staple Dylan Walsh steps into the role previously…

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