The Stepfather

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The Stepfather ★★★ 1987 (R)

Creepy thriller about a seemingly ordinary stepfather who is actually a homicidal maniac searching for the “perfect family.” An independently produced sleeper tightly directed and well written. Followed by two inferior sequels. 89m/C VHS . Terry O'Quinn, Shelley Hack, Jill Schoelen, Stephen Shellen, Charles Lanyer, Stephen E. Miller; D: Joseph Ruben; W: Donald E. Westlake; C: John Lindley; M: Patrick Moraz.