History Film / TheStepfather

27th Apr '16 12:16:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* TooDumbToLive: Susan in the remake cannot take a hint that her fiance is a murderer to save her life. Neighbor claiming she saw his face on ''AmericasMostWanted''? Susan passes it off as someone else. Ex-husband saying that Susan's youngest son was ''throttled'' by her fiance? She does not bring it up again. [[note]][[TruthInTelevision To be fair, it can be hard to believe your ex-husband when he tells you your new beau is a psycho.]][[/note]] Her sister telling Susan that her fiance left as soon as he had to fill out some employment forms, Susan ''laughs'' it off. You know you have a dumb as shit character when she does not get the message when her fiance is pointing a knife at her, along with a whole bunch of weapons laid out on the table, saying that she should punish her son more, then ask, "[[ArcWords Who Am I here?]]". [[WhatAnIdiot Mother of the year.]]

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* TooDumbToLive: Susan in the remake cannot take a hint that her fiance is a murderer to save her life. Neighbor claiming she saw his face on ''AmericasMostWanted''? ''Series/AmericasMostWanted''? Susan passes it off as someone else. Ex-husband saying that Susan's youngest son was ''throttled'' by her fiance? She does not bring it up again. [[note]][[TruthInTelevision To be fair, it can be hard to believe your ex-husband when he tells you your new beau is a psycho.]][[/note]] Her sister telling Susan that her fiance left as soon as he had to fill out some employment forms, Susan ''laughs'' it off. You know you have a dumb as shit character when she does not get the message when her fiance is pointing a knife at her, along with a whole bunch of weapons laid out on the table, saying that she should punish her son more, then ask, "[[ArcWords Who Am I here?]]". [[WhatAnIdiot Mother of the year.]]
12th Jun '15 2:41:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* ContinuityNod: The remake has a lot of references to the original. Surprising, considering it was made by the same people who brought us the ''WhenAStrangerCalls'' and ''Film/PromNight2008'' remakes, both of which are borderline InNameOnly.

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* ContinuityNod: The remake has a lot of references to the original. Surprising, considering it was made by the same people who brought us the ''WhenAStrangerCalls'' ''Film/WhenAStrangerCalls'' and ''Film/PromNight2008'' remakes, both of which are borderline InNameOnly.
15th May '15 9:15:19 AM WarriorsGate
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The first film was famous for putting Creator/TerryOQuinn on the map, with even Roger Ebert raving about his acting.
13th May '15 10:18:41 AM jeffreyloonychen
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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: James "Jim" Ogilvie, who's been treated as a major character in the first film, gets killed off unceremoniously in the climax and treated as another RedShirt on the Stepfather's bodycount following that.
1st May '15 2:53:52 AM unclejack
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* MsFanservice: Kelly (played by [[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2752481536/nm1720028 Amber Heard]]) in the remake.

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* MsFanservice: Kelly (played by [[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2752481536/nm1720028 Amber Heard]]) Creator/AmberHeard) in the remake.
28th Mar '15 8:25:50 AM Zark
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* DecoyProtagonist: James "Jim" Ogilvie from the original film, who spends the bulk of the film trying to find his sister's killer. When he finally does, he... gets knifed before he can even pull his gun out.

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* DecoyProtagonist: James "Jim" Ogilvie from the original film, who spends the bulk of the film trying to find his sister's killer. When he finally does, he... [[ShootTheShaggyDog gets knifed before he can even pull his gun out.out]].
24th Jan '15 12:18:10 AM jeffreyloonychen
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* YouOutlivedYourUsefulness: The trope that does not involve any henchmen in this series of films. The stepfather would kill the last family for not living up to his expectations before moving to the next one until a point they ''fatally'' don't live up to his standards as well. This is at least one of the motives behind his mass-murders of families.

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* YouOutlivedYourUsefulness: YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: The trope that does not involve any henchmen in this series of films. The stepfather would kill the last family for not living up to his expectations before moving to the next one until a point they ''fatally'' don't live up to his standards as well. This is at least one of the motives behind his mass-murders of families.
24th Jan '15 12:17:33 AM jeffreyloonychen
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* YouOutlivedYourUsefulness: The trope that does not involve any henchmen in this series of films. The stepfather would kill the last family for not living up to his expectations before moving to the next one until a point they ''fatally'' don't live up to his standards as well. This is at least one of the motives behind his mass-murders of families.
24th Jan '15 12:12:26 AM jeffreyloonychen
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* MasterOfDisguise: The stepfather has the tendency to alter his appearance and change his name when it comes to finding a new family after killing the last one.
13th Jan '15 11:05:20 AM jeffreyloonychen
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* HeKnowsTooMuch: Aside from killing those who acts as competition (like Phil in the second film) or does not fit with his values like the families he butchered of simply just get in the way, the stepfather also kill those who suspects him of being not what he initially appeared to be to tie up loose ends, such as Dr. A. Bondurant and James "Jim" Ogilvie in the first film. Susan in the first film, aside from being targeted for not living up to the stepfather's standards, nearly got offed early when she suspects something's wrong when she discovered the stepfather quit his job several days ago without informing her and witnessed the stepfather mixed up his identities.

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* HeKnowsTooMuch: Aside from killing those who acts as competition (like Phil in the second film) or does not fit with his values like the families he butchered of simply just get in the way, the stepfather also kill those who suspects him of being not what he initially appeared to be to tie up loose ends, such as Dr. A. Bondurant and James "Jim" Ogilvie in the first film. Susan in the first film, aside from being targeted for not living up to the stepfather's standards, nearly got offed early when she suspects something's wrong when she discovered the stepfather quit his job several days ago without informing her and witnessed the stepfather mixed up his identities. The protagonists of films finds themselves in this predicament as well once they discovered what the stepfather's truly is.
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