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Stepfather II (1989)

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The Stepfather escapes an insane asylum and winds up in another town, this time impersonating a marriage counselor. Now he seems to have found the perfect future wife, with a stepson who ... See full summary »

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Carol Grayland
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Matty Crimmins
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Todd Grayland
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Dr. Joseph Danvers
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Phil Grayland
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The Stepfather escapes an insane asylum and winds up in another town, this time impersonating a marriage counselor. Now he seems to have found the perfect future wife, with a stepson who loves him. However, other people try to get in his way to marry her. They are interfering! One by one the Stepfather eliminates anyone who stands in his way to a perfect family. Written by Parca Mortem <icy_shadow@rocketmail.com>

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Horror | Thriller

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3 November 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Stepfather 2: Make Room for Daddy  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)

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$1,519,796 (USA)
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Meg Foster almost wasn't cast because of her striking light blue eyes. See more »

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When The Stepfather is arranging a victim's house and body to look like a suicide, the victim's dead body, hanging from a noose, blinks. See more »

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Features Dream House (1983) See more »

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Graduation
Written by P. Connolly, G. North, R. Lowden, M. Leggett
Performed by Parousia
Published by Myrt's Music
Courtesy of Rock Dog Records
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A decent sequel
11 April 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The first Stepfather film is a classic in the slasher/thriller genre thanks mainly to it's incredible performance from Terry O' Quinn, and coming back for more in this fun ride.

The plot = Not all that different from before, The Stepfather now sitting comfortably in an insane asylum, breaks loose and sets his sights on a new family.

"Stepfather II" is a mixed bag in my opinion, although it is fun but could have been better, The plot is somewhat thin and follows too closely at times along the same path as the original film and the pacing is a little off at times, but this movie still manages to be interesting at the same time and boasts a decent cast with strong supporting performances from Meg Foster who plays the new would be wife with her stunning blue eyes and is always a delight to watch and Caroline Williams as the best friend, giving a really likable performance and has great chemistry with the cast and even the late Jonathan Brandis who plays the sun really shines in one of his early Roles, but off course is Terry O-Quinn who steals the show yet again.

Another aspect I liked that this time round the body count is upped, But unfortunately lacks anything stands out and the pacing is drawn out Too much and the plot wasn't developed as well as it could have been. It Did face production constraints, but it's too similar to the original Film, but the ending was interesting, the wedding scene is definitely a Stand out and had me on the edge of my seat the entire time.

All in all a decent follow up not quite on the level of the first one but overall a decent follow up, could have been a lot worse.


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