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Ep. 028 – TFFP: The Stepfather (1987)

The Stepfather (1987)In this episode of The Forgotten Flix Podcast, we discuss the creepy, suspenseful classic The Stepfather (1987)! Directed by Joseph Ruben and starring Terry O’Quinn (Lost), Jill Schoelen (Popcorn, The Phantom of the Opera), and Shelly Hack (King of Comedy).

This is the tale of Jerry Blake (O’Quinn), family man extraordinaire. He dreams of having the “perfect” family and he’ll kill to get it. When he marries Stephanie’s (Schoelen) mom, Susan (Hack), the perceptive teen begins to suspect her new dad is not who he claims to be.

As bodies start stacking up, Stephanie learns the truth about Jerry. But will it be too late for her and her mom? Find out as we explore the many layers of this under seen, Hitchcockian thriller.

This week’s 6 Flix Picks are movie moms and dads that prove your folks weren’t that bad:

Serial Mom (1994)

Stepfather 2 (1989)

Carrie (1976)

Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)

Mommie Dearest (1981)

Frailty (2002)

So, check it out and let us know what you think! You can send your feedback to or leave a voice mail message at 206.203.0491. And be sure to leave us a review on iTunes! Click here to visit our iTunes page.

Join us next week when we revisit 1985’s Fright Night, just in time for the 2011 remake starring Colin Ferrell and Anton Yelchin!


5 comments for “Ep. 028 – TFFP: The Stepfather (1987)

  1. Peter Nielsen
    August 11, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Excellent episode as always AND a fantastic movie. I’ve always liked THE STEPFATHER. Terry O’Quinn is absolutely terrifying in it. Don’t piss this man off…
    I also liked the fact that you mentioned SHADOW OF A DOUBT here. The wonderful Hitchcock thriller starring a chilling Joseph Cotton. We do need to discuss some Hitchcock movies sometime, don’t you think?
    I absolutely agree with your number one pick too… FRAILTY is a great, great movie!

    • Peter Nielsen
      August 11, 2011 at 9:28 pm

      I meant Joseph Cotten of course, duh…

      • August 17, 2011 at 2:25 pm

        Hi Peter, Glad you liked The Stepfather episode! And I agreem Shadow of A Doubt is an absolute classic. As for Hitchcock, I’m working on something that I think will make you very, very happy. 🙂

        • Peter Nielsen
          August 17, 2011 at 4:49 pm

          Oooh, I can hardly wait…

  2. August 17, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Thanks Hammond! I haven’t seen this in years and if this is the only way to get it, well, so be it!

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