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YMMV: The Stepfather
  • Jerkass Woobie: The stepfather, in the original at least.
  • Narm
    • Stepfather III is overflowing with it.
    • The "turn the volume down" line from the remake.
    • The "Who Am I Here?" scene in the remake, extremely funnier when he goes after the dumbass who just pieces together that he was a murder after being told repeatedly about his suspiciousness.
  • Paranoia Fuel
  • Rooting for the Empire: At least in the original. Terry O'Quinn's charming and likable performance can make the viewer forget that his character is a crazed serial killer. The Cinema Snob even pointed that out in his review
  • So Bad, It's Good: Stepfather III
  • So Okay, It's Average: Stepfather II, the remake and the original.
  • Squick: Stepfather III used actual plastic surgery footage for when the stepfather gets his face altered.
  • What an Idiot: Susan, big time! You'd expect her to notice something's off with her fiance when the warning signs came up, as obvious as a blaring alarm, but nope. She just swats them off. It's to the point where you'd want her to die.

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