The stepfather is a mystery thriller film based on the storyline of a mothers son returning home from military school to find his mother happily in love and living with her new boyfriend. As the two men get to know each other, he becomes more and more suspicious of the man who is always there with a helpful hand.
The film begins with us witnessing the father changing his appearance by dying his hair darker, shaving and changing his brown eyes to blue by using contacts.As the audience we question why the father is changing his appearance. This causes suspense as we are wanting to find out what are the reasons for him changing his appearance. The use off tracking is used to track the stepfathers movements. As we see him comning down the stairs with his belongings, we come across a number of dead bodies of a family lying throughout the household. As the stepfather enters the kitchen to make eat his breakfast, A close up is used to show the audience tools covered with blood in the kitchen sink.This builds up tension and suspense as the audience begin to get a clear understanding that he has killed the members of the family. All through his obserd behaviour and body language we can see that he is acting quite suspicious and he is leaving the household to go elsewhere.
we next come across the stepfather in a supermarket