Stepparents have been fodder for movie plots for as long as I can remember. It seems there’s always a bit of unease and distrust when a new guy moves into your house and marries your mom. That distrust is the basis of this movie except there’s a bit of a twist. In this case, teen Rusty Funkhouser‘s distrust is warranted because as it turns out, not only is his stepfather, not a nice guy; he is a freakin’ vampire as well, hell bent on conquering the world.

Stegosaur takes the tried and true formula of post-hardcore and turns the sound on its ear. On Adventure, the band pushes melodies through the roof while never forsaking the rock. These three songs encompass an impressive mixture of tempos, moods and textures as Stegosaur waxes and wanes its way to something unique, yet still warmly familiar.