A seemingly normal man wants the perfect family. When they don't measure up, he eliminates them and moves on to find his next perfect family.
Once upon a time, in a far-off land called 1987, there was a B-movie thriller called “The Stepfather,’’ and it was very good: smart and witty and scary as hell. That was 22 years ago, though, and in 2009 there are millions of teenage girls willing to spend their parents’ money to be scared silly - and not by a movie that’s, like, you know, old. Thus this week’s unnecessary remake. As such things go, it’s not bad: slick and proficient, “The Stepfather’’ 2.0 gets the adrenaline pumping, but the original has the brains.