A family-values man named Jerry Blake marries widows and divorcées with children in search of the perfect family. As soon as his new family members show signs of being human and not robots who will march unquestioningly to his tune, his dreams of domestic bliss begin to crumble, and he kills them. Then he alters his appearance, assumes a new identity, and skips to another town to begin the deadly ritual all over again. He marries Susan Maine, who sees him as the ideal surrogate father for her teenage daughter Stephanie, and he is soon up to his old tricks when she proves to be too much of a troublesome teen to handle. Written by
He wanted a perfect family in a perfect town. But they couldn't measure up...neither could the others.
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Entertainment Weekly ranked this as the 22nd scariest movie of all time. See more
When the film first opens, we see a paperboy toss the newspaper onto Jerry's lawn. It lands close to the perimeter of the lawn. But when Jerry emerges later and stops to pick up the newspaper, it is closer to the house. See more
You're a very bad girl.
Referenced in Deranged
Run Between the Raindrops
Performed by Pat Benatar
Music and Lyrics by Myron Grombacher
(as M. Grombacher) and Neil Giraldo
(as N. Geraldo)
Published by Tyreach Music/Neil Geraldo Music Co./Rare Blue Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records, Inc. See more