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The Stepfather (2009) (REVIEW)

The initial reaction to trailers for Nelson McCormick’s remake of the 1987 patriarch horror “The Stepfather” were highly negative. It was pegged as yet another remake and it appeared to be filled with actors not too interested with the project. After all, there was no way that Dylan Walsh would be able to out do Terry O’Quinn from the original movie, so why bother? Now having sat through the movie and seeing just what Dylan Walsh was capable of as an insane step father hell bent on the perfect family, I have to eat my words. It turns out, the movie and Walsh were just fine.

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The Stepfather (REVIEW)

I'm sure that if you watch TV or have been to the movie theater in the last month, you're well aware of an upcoming remake due for release. With all the hubub about the new version as well as sequels to the original film being re-released on DVD, I felt it necessary to go back and revisit the original "Stepfather" for a refresher. While the original film has its share of merits and demerits, it is a film that ultimately fails to leave a mark on your memory, leaving just a vague trace of times gone by.

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"The Stepfather" Trailer Debut

The trailer for the remake of "The Stepfather" is now online! While it looks like fairly standard thriller fare, Dylan Walsh looks to make good use of his crazy step-dad role! What do you guys think?

"The Stepfather" is expected in theater's October 16th, 2009.

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