|Released in December 2009|
» The Stepfather is an example of a mystery thriller film which creates suspense. It is about a teenage boy who soon finds out that the mystery of his so called stepfather is actually a serial killer.
» In class we watched the remake version of the origianl which was released in 1987. The film has many moments of suspense, but these are the three that stood out the most:
|DYLAN WALSH (David Harris)|
» The second moment of suspense is the part where David kills the old women from next door, Mrs Cutter played by Nancy Linehan Charles. The use of a false plateau in this part of the film creates tension and suspense making the viewers believe that he is there and is going to jump out onto her, when actually it was the cat. This makes the audience jump and brings then tension and suspense back down because it wasnt who they thought it was going to be and then suddenly when he does jump out, the viewers jump once again bringing back the tension and suspense not knowing that was going to happen. The scene then moves onto the actual killing were he pushes her down the stairs then slowly he walks down and strangles her to death, as if he wanted to finish her off.
|PENN BADGLEY (Michael Harding)|