First Chilling Trailer for Sony's The Stepfather Remake
by Alex Billington
June 17, 2009
This fall, Daddy's home! The first trailer for The Stepfather, a remake of the 1987 thriller of the same name, has hit the web today. Yep, this is that movie with a poster that has hands holding a tie in a menacing way (see that here). It's kind of like Disturbia, except that the serial killer is actually this guy's soon-to-be-stepfather, not his neighbor. Oooh, that one give you chills? Of course, this features plenty of hotties in bikinis (is there any other way to sell a horror?) like Amber Heard and plenty of menacing "I don't trust this guy" moments. Anyway, I'll probably check this out, but it doesn't look like it'll be anything too special.
Watch the first trailer for The Stepfather:
Michael Harding returns home to find his mother happily in love and living with her new boyfriend, David. As the two get to know each other, Michael becomes more and more suspicious of the man who's always there lend a helpful hand. Is he really the man of her dreams or could David be hiding a dark side?
The Stepfather is directed by Nelson McCormick, of last year's Prom Night as well as plenty of TV show episodes. The screenplay was originally written by Donald E. Westlake and then revised by J.S. Cardone (The Covenant, Prom Night). Screen Gems will debut The Stepfather in theaters on October 16th this fall.