Anxiety, tension, gruesome truths: here is a thriller on Netflix marked by mysterious events that lead to the trail of an unscrupulous killer.
If you like the thriller movie Americans, here it is streaming on the platform Netflix you find a 2009 film that will leave you in suspense and envelop you in a whirlwind of fear and tension. Is titled “David’s Secret – The Stepfather”, which already in the Italian translation suggests that this “stepfather” has many skeletons in the closet ready to emerge.
What skeletons are these? What is the mystery that surrounds the figure of David, a seemingly normal man? You will soon find out by watching the film…
There is a lot of tension and a lot of suspense in this crime film with disturbing implications, with dark settings and characters who seek or hide the truth. The main protagonists are the actors Dylan Walsh (“Nip/Tuck“), Sela Ward, Penn Badgley (known for his role as Dan Humphrey in the television series Gossip Girl and as Joe Goldberg in the Netflix thriller series You), Amber Heard, who with their roles explore the not always linear context of family dynamics in which a foreign element insinuates itself. In this case he is the mother’s new man, an event already in the normality of cases that can have psychologically traumatic implications when children are involved.
In this film, which you can find among the thrillers on Netflix, the situation becomes even more shocking when the true identity of the man in question is discovered. A stepfather from whom to defend himself and who embodies a creepy past and present. Director Nelson McCormick directs a plot that leaves ample room for emotional tension, putting the viewer in front of a thriller structured in the classic way that sticks to the screen without too many words.
The title of the original version “The Stepfather” immediately puts us in front of the fact that it is a remake of the 1987 thriller of the same name, directed by Joseph Ruben, with the credible Terry O’Quinn in the guise of a man in search of the perfect family in which he can insert himself for controversial purposes.
And with this tension, we invite you to delve deeper into the plot, to appease your curiosity a little and maybe look for it later as a film to watch for the next Netflix movie night of fear and tension.
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As soon as he finished military school, Michael returned to his home with his mother and two younger brothers. Here he is waiting for a welcome back party and an atmosphere that he thought was all roses and flowers, instead the bitter surprise. The mother’s new boyfriend has already settled there and lives in their house.
She is too condescending to notice some aspects that could instead lead a more objective person to become suspicious: she is too fascinated by a man who seems perfect for a wealthy woman, with an all in all serene and middle-aged life like her. Maybe too much.
The boy, on the contrary, immediately shows himself to be very suspicious of the man’s too compliant attitude. Gradually the suspicions thicken leading him to begin an investigation into his stepfather’s past, which will lead him to discover something truly frightening and disturbing.
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