Picks and Pans Review: Stepfather Iii
Like other out-of-steam horror film series (Omen IV, Psycho IV), this sequel bypasses theaters to come straight to TV. The stars should feel comfortable in their roles as late-inning replacements. Robert Wrightman, who succeeded Richard Thomas as John-Bo) for the last two seasons of The Waltons, takes Terry O'Quinn's place as the monster who likes to nestle into the bosom of a young widow's family and then hack his way out. Playing Wright-man's unsuspecting bride is Priscilla Barnes, the post-Suzanne Somers blonde on Three's Company. Brace yourself for long, slow sections punctuated by gruesome violence.