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Trailers from Hell: Josh Olson Talks Reagan-Era Satire Thriller 'The Stepfather'

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood September 3, 2012 at 12:41PM

Trailers from Hell kicks off September with Josh Olson talking "The Stepfather."
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The Stepfather
'The Stepfather'

Trailers from Hell kicks off September with Josh Olson talking "The Stepfather."

Character actor Terry O’Quinn makes the most of his greatest role in Joseph Ruben’s sleeper hit about a fastidious serial killer who moves from family to family on a black-hearted killing spree. Stepfathers II and III followed in 1989 and 1992, and a remake was loosed on an uncaring world in 2009.

This article is related to: Trailers from Hell, Video, Thriller


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.