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's a family man with an ax to grind...and wield!
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Did You Know?
claimed she was so disturbed from filming the violent final act, she had recurring nightmares for a week about being chased by Terry O'Quinn
. These nightmares occurred as a re-enactment of the scene she was filming at the 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
Buckle up for safety!
References Twisted Nerve
Gwine to Rune All Night (De Camptown Races)
Music by Stephen Foster
Whistled by Terry O'Quinn
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