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The Stepfather (Original) - 4 out of 5
Your typical, run of the mill, slasher movie. Not that that is a bad thing at all. This movie is really good. I don't want to give any spoilers away but the very beginning of the movie will hook it's claws in you. The story is simple but cool. The acting is great--especially Terry O'Quinn, who will later be known as Locke for the rest of his career. O'Quinn is very creepy to watch as the insane stepfather. And he is completely insane in this original one compared to the remake, which made the stepfather look more angry than insane. Q'Quinn is so good at playing this mentally unstable man that you realize how little blood there really is in the movie. What really stood out in this film, however, is the amazing camera work. Usually, slasher films don't feature much as far as creative camera angles and movements but this film has some moments where the shots are really cool, especially the scene where O'Quinn is showing a house and the camera moves fluidly through the halls and around the men. If you like slasher/thriller/horror movies, this is one you have to check out.