‘The StepFather’ Movie Brought Edgy Suspense & Thrills
Screen Gems’ new horror movie, “The Stepfather” brought some very edgy suspense,drama,and thrills in its debut weekend. It stars Gossip Girl’s Penn Badgley,along with: Dylan Walsh, Sela Ward, Sherry Stringfield, Jon Tenney, Paige Turco, and Amber Heard.
This movie was a lot better than I thought it would be,and had a very good buildup, and story plot.
“The Stepfather” mostly focused on David Harris who is a serial killer that preys on divorced women and their families.He apparently looks for families that he can be apart of,without them finding out about his secret of being a serial murderer,but somehow the secret seems to always reveal itself ,and he has to kill the family to clear his trail.
The scenario was no different with the Harding family. However,it does turn out differently. David Harris befriends Susan Harding in a grocery store one day. Then, the next thing we know,it’s 6 months later,and they’re engaged.
Michael Harding (Penn Badgley) returns home from military school to a seemingly warm reception from his new stepfather and family. He went off to military school for being a problem child,but he’s not as big of a problem,as what’s about to occur.
As the movie goes on, different clues start to pop up, which indicate that David may not be who he appears to be. Susan remains blind to the facts,but her friends and most importantly Michael become suspicious,and start checking things out,on him.
David starts secretly starts killing off people he thinks might be a threat to him,keeping his secret. However,he neglects to kill off Michael,as that would be too obvious. This proves to be a good thing for the family, because Michael eventually takes David down in a very suspenseful and thrilling ending. They also definitely leave this movie open for a sequel.
Overall, I thought the movie was excellent. It wasn’t the most unique,but it had a lot of drama,and “edge of your seat” suspense,which always really keeps me into the movie. I never experienced a boring moment while watching it. I thought Penn Badgley did a much better job than I thought he would in this movie. “The Stepfather” is definitely a good suspense thriller to watch.
Grade : B +
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