The Stepchild brings back a Lifetime Tradition, Evil Men! This Evil Man probably killed the titular character’s dad and has set his sights on knocking off her and her stepmom as well! Thanks to some convenient amnesia, Ashley can’t tell if she’s correct about the Evil Man, or if she’s just paranoid. But she’s probably right. In a stunning twist, it is the stepmom who has red hair, not Ashely the stepchild!
After spending months in the hospital recovering from the physical and emotional injuries she suffered during a home invasion that claimed the life of her father and left her stepmother, Beth, injured, Ashley Bennett returns home to try to move on with her life. Plagued by fragmented memories of the night of the murder, Ashley begins to suspect that her father’s friend and business partner, John, who is now living with her and her stepmother, is up to no good and she enlists the help of her boyfriend to look into his behavior. When Ashley learns that John’s wife died in an unusual accident, she becomes convinced that John is behind her father’s murder and that Beth is in serious danger. However, Beth sees Ashley’s erratic and paranoid behavior as a sign of suffering from post traumatic stress. Is Ashley simply jealous of this new man or is John a cold-blooded killer? And if Ashley can remember everything from the night of the murder, will she be prepared to face the truth?
The Stepchild stars Lauren Holly (Dumb and Dumber) as Beth, Sarah Fisher (Degrassi: The Next Generation) as Ashley, Paul Johansson (Midnight Witness) as John, and Keenan Tracey (Sugarbabies) as Michael. It is directed by Roma Roth (their first directorial film, but they’ve been involved in film for years and executive produced Roboshark) and written by Roma Roth and Gemma Holdway (Are You My Daughter?, tv’s Killjoys)
The Stepchild premieres Saturday, March 12th on Lifetime!