So if you loved The Stepfather and think it was a pretty solid production, you would be shocked to find out all the insanity that seemed to surround the sequel’s production. Re-writes. Re-shoots. Added blood and/or gore or some reasaonble facsimile there of. Cool box art. Actors and directors who refused to compromise their visions. A couple of Weinsteins with a “better understanding” of what the horror fans really want. While the first movie may be superior in many ways, the soap opera that surrounded the release of this first sequel will tell you quite a bit about the climate of filmmaking in the late 80’s. Is this a true sequel? Sure it is, but does it feel the same? Has The Stepfather II gone simple slasher formula or is it trying to psychological thrill you? You’ll have to listen to the latest installment in The Stepfather Retrospective Series brought to you by the Dead Air guys.
Is The Stepfather II a great movie? You’ll going to have to listen. Does it have an amazing poster/cover box? Abso-fucking-lutely. Does Terry O’Quinn creep you out? Yes. Does Jonathan Brandis out-do his performance in Neverending Story II? You’ll have to listen in. Will Meg Foster’s eyes pop out of her head and attack you? Yes… wait no… wait… maybe. How about another movie featuring Caroline Williams (who was just in Hatchet III)?
Remember, we’re going to spoil the rod and the child on this one so if you haven’t seen The Stepfather, now is the time people!