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eighties horror you might have missed

terry o'quinn

At the end of The Stepfather (the first film), Terry O'Quinn's character (Jerry) was shot by his wife and stabbed in the chest by his stepdaughter, then fell down a flight of stairs. Stepfather II is operating under the premise that Jerry survived that attack and is now undergoing psychiatric treatment in a mental institution. It is two years later - Jerry is balder and wearing thick glasses...

The Stepfather tells the story of John Blake (played by Terry O'Quinn), a man murdering his way from one family to the next, changing his identity each time before moving on; it is loosely based on the true story of John List. The film starts with a fantastic and creepy transformation scene, in which O'Quinn prepares his next persona, then calmly walks past his murdered family and out the door, in search of his next target. It's not long before he finds a new family, but quickly finds them lacking as well...