Written October 17, 2009
My heart sunk as soon as I saw the name J.S. Cordone in the opening credits. The original The Stepfather from the 1980's had a script by the great mystery writer Donald Westlake. Cordone on the other hand is the genius who scripted the wretched remake of Prom Night. While the original was a taut, no-nonsense thriller the new version is bloated and mostly boring, at least until the busy climax. For reasons that aren't entirely clear Cordone decided to change the teenage girl protagonist of the original into a teenage boy this time around, which occasionally makes the material seem like a blatant rip-off of Disturbia. An athletic, muscled 18-year-old-boy just isn't going to be as vulnerable as a girl would be when attacked by the middle aged step-father psycho. In a fair fight the older guy wouldn't have much of a chance. Amber Heard is smoking hot, though, and spends most of her scenes in a bikini or underwear. Thank heaven (or the movie's producers) for small favors.
Written October 26, 2009
While Im not usually your biggest fan of horror, which this wasn't, or thriller, (It took me 3 times to watch the Village) .....which i guess it was, I would have preferred to have seen it at the discount theater. I have a problem with paying $9.75 a movie, but all in all it was a good flick, kinda predictable, but it kept me on the edge of my seat, made me cover my eyes(since I hate when things jump out at me) and in this one that was every 5 min. Screamed a bit, grabbed my friend and thought hiding in her coat made it all better. So I guess it got the reaction It was looking for. So guys if you want your girl closer take her to this one. I didnt think it was good for children under 14. Oh and I did have night mares and Im 44.
Written October 25, 2009
Watch this movie for free for those of you that are short on money at
But if you can afford it go to the theaters and support the movies
Written November 08, 2009
funny suspenseful not great ending
Written November 10, 2009
this movie was a very a good movie .