• The Stepfather (2009)

The Stepfather

Release Date: October 16th, 2009

DVD Release Date: February 9th, 2010

PG-13 |1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary

When Michael Harding (Penn Badgley) returns home from military school, he discovers that his mother (Sela Ward) has a new man, named David (Dylan Walsh), in her life. Though David makes Michael's mother very happy, Michael cannot seem to shake feelings of distrust. He becomes increasingly suspicious of the man and wonders if the pleasant exterior hides a sinister side.

Cast: Dylan Walsh, Sela Ward, Penn Badgley, Amber Heard, Jon Tenney, Sherry Stringfield, Paige Turco, Nancy Linehan Charles

Director: Nelson McCormick

Genres: Thriller , Horror

Production Co: Maverick Films, Imprint Entertainment, Granada Film Productions

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Rescue , Mother , Mystery , Suspenseful , 2000s , Dark , Son , Investigation , Girlfriend , Family , Pursuit , Murder , Survival ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Ty BurrBoston Globe

    As such things go, it’s not bad: slick and proficient, The Stepfather 2.0 gets the adrenaline pumping, but the original has the brains. show more

  • 40

    Cliché-ridden and full of plot-holes. show more

  • 30
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    This remake turns a fondly remembered horror/thriller into a mild and tedious suspense film. show more

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