The Stepfather

This fall Daddy's home.


The Stepfather
A young man returns home from military school to find his mom has a 'charming' new man in her life, and they're about to get married. He is immediately suspicious of his upcoming new stepfather, and his suspicions are deepened when a neighbour says she thinks she saw stepdad on America's Most Wanted TV show. The neighbour winds up dead, and our hero desperately tries to convince his girlfriend of the potential danger, but no one believes him until things come to a head ... and then it may be too late.

99 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Violence).
Detective/Mystery, Horror, Thriller.

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Dylan Walsh, Sela Ward, Penn Badgley, Amber Heard, Sherry Stringfield, Paige Turco, Jon Tenney, Nancy Linehan Charles
Director
Nelson McCormick
ScreenplayJ.S. Cardone, based on screenplay by Donald E. Westlake, Carolyn Lefcourt, Brian Garfield
MusicCharlie Clouser
CinematographyPatrick Cady
EditingEric L. Beason
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2009
Produced byScreen Gems, Maverick Films, Imprint Entertainment, Granda Entertainment

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreThriller
LanguageMild, infrequent
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceStrong psychogical and moderate physical violence, moderate blood. No graphic scenes.
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyMild infrequent religious profanities
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
3
Profanity
3
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
5
Jump Scenes
5
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
5
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Hollywood Reporter quote iconTurns a fondly remembered horror/thriller into a mild and tedious suspense film
5
Die Burger
Jeanne Calitz quote iconBring niks nuut na die genre nie
10
Box Office
Pam Grady quote iconThis homicidal daddy’s love is kinda weak
8
eye Weekly
Neil Karassik quote iconThe Stepfather is both spiritless and lacking in any sense of ambiance or dread.
5
ScreenIt
T. Durgin quote iconThe Stepfather is a deeply lame thriller that you should not waste your time or money on.
6
Metacritic.com
11 critics
6
Rottentomatoes critics
55 critics
7
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconThis tepid remake of the 1987 cult classic lacks the tension and satirical undercurrents of the original.
2

What the People say

Internet
1322 Netizens quote iconLame
10

Average .. 33%

7

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