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.