The Stepfather

The Stepfather Release Date: October 16, 2009

How much do you really know about the people in your life? What you don’t know could kill you in the terrifying new thriller THE STEPFATHER. When troubled teen Michael (Penn Badgley) returns home after a year at military school, he finds his mother, Susan (Sela Ward), in love and his soon-to-be stepfather, David (Dylan Walsh), has moved into their home. David says he wants them to become the perfect family. But as they get to know each other, Michael quickly becomes convinced that David himself is far from perfect. Trying to verify what he knows of David’s past, Michael finds things that don’t add up. As strange events and David’s bursts of malevolence become more frequent, Michael tells his mother and girlfriend of his suspicions, but they just think he’s being paranoid. Eventually, as Michael searches for proof that his suspicions are well-founded, cracks begin to show in David’s perfect façade…and it becomes apparent he will stop at nothing to keep his secrets. For David has a history of trying to create the perfect family. And each time, when it becomes apparent that perfection is impossible, David has a terrifying way of clearing the slate and starting over. As the film’s events rocket towards a shocking final confrontation, it’s up to Michael to protect his family from the evil that’s been awakened once more in David. There’s lots of evil out there in the world. But in the end, nothing’s more frightening than the monster under your own roof…

“Law & Order: SVU” sexy superstar Christopher Meloni costars in “The Stepfather.”

Genres: MysteryThriller
Directed By: Nelson McCormick
Runtime: 101 minutes
Studio: SGem
MPAA Rating PG-13