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OST: “The Stepfather” (Lakeshore Records)

While Hollywood continues to search for new original horror material,it also continues to remake many of the horror from late 70s and the 80s.

  The Stepfather was made in 1987 and featured a fine performance by Terry O’Quinn (which the younger Gen may know from “Lost” as Locke) as a man looking and killing to get the “perfect”family. While a small film,it was limited released and didn’t do that well at the box-office. But once it hit VHS and cable,it developed a cult following.

  So thats why here in 2009,it has been remade for a new group of horror fans. Seeing Dylan Baker (Nip/Tuck) as the evil Stepfather didn’t exactly strike fear into me but thats not the point here,right? We want to know how the music to the movie is.
   And once again,for a soundtrack,”The Stepfather” isn’t bad. Featuring a whole slew of mid-tempo rock songs by groups like Filter,Seether and Mutemath,the selection doesn’t beat you up and crush your windpipe with heavy metal. Nothing really sticks with you as far as “I gotta get this!” but its a fine introduction to some bands you may not know(C’mon) and a refresher to some you do,like Filter.

   Worth asking for a Christmas present.


Michael Sullivan is a somewhat flightly writer who lives in Michigan. He is considered a true fanboy and really digs movie scores. He is married and is the owner of Derek Jeter,a 20 pound cat who thinks he is a panther. Thanks for reading.
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