Thursday, October 24, 2013

31 Days of Horror 4: Originals vs. Remakes DAY 24

The Stepfather (1987) vs. The Stepfather (2009)
Terry O'Quinn (John Locke from Lost) plays a The Stepfather who goes by many different names.
O’Quinn has been a stepfather many times, marrying widowed women and when they fail to meet his standard of perfection, he kills them.
Shelley Hack and Jill Schoelen co-star as O'Quinn's latest wife and stepdaughter, who don’t meet his standard.
This is an engrossing thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Yes, there are some moments in the film where the characters act like complete idiots but I can look past that.
Well … my head already hurts. The tension from the first film is lost and we’re given a lazy movie that doesn’t do anything as well as the original.
The Stepfather this time around is Dylan Walsh, who you might know from Nip/Tuck or the movie Congo. He does a fine job, but there isn’t enough for him to work with and the script is somewhat the same but still weak and overall it just felt silly to me.
So, which is better?
The one with John Locke of course! Original Wins.

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