When last we saw the Stepfather, he had been fatally shot and stabbed. But, like HALLOWEEN's Michael Myers, Jerry Blake is back again, although this sequel to Joseph Ruben's well-received THE STEPFATHER (1987) is far more welcome than the umpteenth installment of the "Friday the
Thirteenth" or "Halloween" series. Directed by Jeff Burr, STEPFATHER 2 follows Jerry (Terry O'Quinn, whose lead performance was so riveting in the original) as he escapes from a psychiatric hospital and, drawing on his years of psychoanalysis, becomes a family counselor in idyllic Palm
Meadows--calling himself Dr. Gene Clifford. There he sets his sights on divorcee Carol Grayland (Meg Foste...