Brian Garfield, the amazing author of the novels that inspired Death Wish and Death Sentence, is good at what he does. He makes a plot where minor people are able to save the day. Like in the original “Stepfather” (which was made in 1987), he crafted a good story, and so the film was successful. Now, the film was completely ruined by bad acting, bad scripting, and terrible plot twists.

David Harris (Nip/Tuck’s Dylan Walsh) is in love with Susan Harding. After Susan’s son Michael comes home from military school, he finds that David is getting engaged to Susan. But Michael sees something fishy about the situation.

Best Aspects: Maybe the direction, but that really wasn’t the most “need to repair” part of this movie coming from the original.

Bottom Line: D. Terrible movie. If you have the chance to see it, don’t. It wasn’t even scary WHATSOEVER.