Monday, June 20, 2011

Dollar Bin Horror Films:The Stepfather(2009)

By Eric Polk-
From the sublime to the ridiculous. Yep Reaplings, the original The Stepfather just had to be remade. Screen Gems just couldn't leave well enough alone. They couldn't think how to improve upon a classic. But to their credit, they did ask Terry O'Quinn to make a cameo, and, wisely, he declined. Ok, Dylan Walsh is an adequate actor in his own right, but his performance is subpar. Sela Ward, to her credit, is better in the role as mother as opposed to the original's Shelly Hack (of Troll and Charlie's Angels fame).

This time The Stepfather is replacement patriarch of the Family Harding whom meets her.......... you know, why should I rehash this? We know what happens. There is nothing new this POS remake adds to The Stepfather mythos. So instead, how bout a receipe for shrimp scampi!

  • 1 1/2 pounds large shrimp (about 16 to 24)
  • 1/3 cup clarified butter
  • 4 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 6 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, fresh if possible
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper, to taste


Rinse shrimp and set aside. Heat butter in large skillet over medium heat. Cook garlic 1 or 2 minutes or until softened but not browned. Add shrimp, green onions, wine and lemon juice; cook until shrimp are pink and firm, about 1 to 2 minutes on each side. Do not overcook. Add chopped parsley and salt and pepper before serving. Garnish with lemon slices and parsley sprigs if desired. Serve over pasta noodles. Makes 8 first-course servings.


Rose LeMort (too lazy to log in) said...

The original was fun. I never saw the remake. I've really been over all these damn remakes for the past 5 years. Hey, once I at last do the final edit on my book, I'll have to advertise with you! Seems like it would be a win-win situation.

Eric Polk said...

Sweet...just contact either Rhonda, Brandon, or myself through the contact us tab:-)