Called one of the great horror movies of the 1980s (The Psychotronic Video Guide), cult cinema classic The Stepfather is set to be released on DVD for the first time ever on October 13th, remastered and featuring all-new bonus features. The new release comes just three days before the release of the remake, which stars Dylan Walsh (Nip/Tuck) on October 16th. To celebrate the all new DVD edition, Film Fetish is giving away five copies of of the DVD release to readers.
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More about The Stepfather
The Stepfather, the 80’s cult classic horror flick is set for DVD release for the first time ever, remastered and featuring all-new bonus features. Available from The Shout! Factory on October 13th, the film stars Terry O’Quinn (Lost),in a role that won him a nomination for Best Actor at the 1988 Independent Spirit Awards and the Saturn Awards. The Stepfather was selected as one of the year’s Top 10 movies by Vanity Fair, Village Voice and LA Weekly and featured on Bravo’s 100 Scariest Movie Moments special. A remake of the film starring Dylan Walsh (Nip/Tuck) will be in theaters on October 16th.
Jerry Blake (Terry O’Quinn) is a man obsessed with having the perfect “American Dream” life — including the house with the white picket fence in the suburbs, an adoring wife and loving children. He believes he’s found it when he marries Susan Maine (Shelley Hack) and becomes the stepfather to Susan’s 16-year-old daughter, Stephanie (Jill Schoelen). But Stephanie gets an uneasy feeling when she is around Jerry with his “Father Knows Best” attitude — she can see that there is a darker side behind his cheerful exterior. Could he be the same man who brutally murdered his family just one year earlier?
Inspired in part by a gruesome true story and written by Donald E. Westlake (The Grifters, The Hunter, later made as Point Blank), and Brian Garfield (Death Wish, Hopscotch, Death Sentence) the script was picked up by ITC Entertainment and Joseph Ruben (Sleeping With The Enemy, The Good Son, The Forgotten) was chosen to direct the film.
Special features include an audio commentary with director Joseph Ruben, and The Stepfather Chronicles – an all-new retrospective featuring interviews with director Joseph Ruben, producer Jay Benson, actress Jill Schoelen, author Brian Garfield and others on the making of the film and its enduring legacy.
Check out the trailer for the original The Stepfather below.
Check out the trailer for the remake below and compare the scare factor.