Video Review

Stepfather III: Father's Day

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
D+

Details Movie Rated: R; Genres: Horror, Mystery and Thriller; With: Priscilla Barnes and Robert Wightman

Stepfather III: Father's Day is a poorly scripted, all-too-familiar chiller — continuing a serial killer's search for the perfect family — with gory plastic surgery, savage violence, and even some effective Boo! scenes. But robotic Wightman (who once replaced Richard Thomas as John-Boy on an episode of The Waltons) is a weak substitute for previous death-dealing dad Terry O'Quinn. D+

Originally posted Oct 02, 1992 Published in issue #138 Oct 02, 1992 Order article reprints