That psycho stepfather has escaped from the insane asylum and had his face surgically altered. Now he's married again, this time to a woman with a child in a wheelchair. He goes on a ... See full summary »
Michael returns home from military school to find his mother happily in love and living with her new boyfriend. As the two men get to know each other, he becomes more and more suspicious of the man who is always there with a helpful hand.
A young woman, while house-sitting for her Aunt, finds that one of the household's beloved dogs has died. Now she must take care of the body, according to the wishes of her Aunt. Based on a true story.
Jack needs a break from his busy, everyday life so he plans a short break in a nice Victorian hotel close to the mountains. However, Jack doesn't know that once you check into 'Hotel ... See full summary »
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
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Jeff Burr was contacted to direct the movie before a script was even written. See more »
Early in the film, it is established that Jerry/Gene got the idea to move to the Palm Meadow Estates after seeing it mentioned as the locale for a grand prize on "Dream House". However, the game show only aired from April 1983 to July 1984, and had been off the air for several years when filming took place, in 1988. Additionally, after host Bob Eubanks asks announcer Johnny Gilbert to describe one of the homes offered, the voice-over heard on the new cut-in footage of Palm Meadow Estates is not Gilbert. See more »
Terry O'Quinn kills a few people, escapes from an institution, steals a car and decides to move to "Palm Meadow Estates" after watching the "Dream House" TV show hosted by Bob Eubanks. His new identity is family therapist (!) Dr. Gene Clifford. He meets and dates a divorced real estate agent (Meg Foster) with a depressed son (Jonathan Brandis), then starts murdering people who threaten to come between them.
Although the script has its fair share of clunkers and cheesy wisecracks, there are enough things here to keep it on track, especially O'Quinn in another dynamic performance. There's also some effective black humor, Caroline Williams (TEXAS CHAINSAW 2) offering wonderful scene-stealing support as Foster's suspicious best friend and a great hammer/fork/knife wedding-ceremony massacre finale.
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