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Stepmother (1972)





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In this low budget Hitchcockian thriller, a wicked stepmother involves herself in mayhem.


Larry Linville
as Dick Hill
Alejandro Ray
as Frank Delgado
John Anderson
as Inspector Darnezi
Katherine Justice
as Margo Delgado
Duncan MacLeod
as Police Chief
Rudy Herrera Jr.
as Steve Delgado
Alejandro Rey
as Frank Delgado
Priscilla Garcia
as Petro's Girl Friend
Margarite Garcia
as Housekeeper
Gilbert Berreto
as Housekeeper's Husband
Burt Madrid
as Mexican Business Man
David Garfield
as `Goof' the Director
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This Film is part of the Drive In Cult Classics 8 Movie Collection from BCI. It isn't so much that The Stepmother is a weird story--it could be the plot of any made-for-cable late night erotic thriller. But the way the story unfolds feels unusual, and that--along with some hammy acting--is probably why this movie has been largely forgotten. The main character looks like a younger Al Pacino after two months with no sleep. The movie gets right to the action before we even know who any of these people are. The characters explain everything eventually, but for a while, we don't really know their backgrounds or their relationships to each other. Not that it's complicated, but you expect to know something about Frank before he strangles the guy messing around with his wife. Even the ending is handled strangely. Moments before the credits roll, things happen that seem to set up another half hour of drama, but then the conclusion hammers down, and we are deprived of the conflict that the story seemed to be building towards. 2 1/2 stars 1-17-13

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

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65% "So alright, she made it with Allen. She tried to fight him off, there was nothing she could do!"-Dick Hill (Larry Linville) Horrible 70's attire, wooden acting (for the most part) and unintentional laughs. Weird, like only the 70's film could be. Porter Hall (Duncan McLeod) from the film FROM BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS has a small part, as a police detective.

FilmGrinder Stone
FilmGrinder Stone

Trash to the extreme, but it's "good trash," if you will. Watch this movie alone and I'm sure it sucks, but watch it with friends and the absurdities are hilarious. The main character barely speaks English, the first murder victim has an affinity for obnoxious blue blazers, and after thinking you're only going to get to see two murders, they unleash a THIRD (*gasp*) one on you that is sure to rattle you for days.

Zane Umsted
Zane Umsted

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