Stepford Wives Author:Ira Levin In The Stepford Wives, Ira Levin has written a novel of slowly uncoiling menace, irresistible in suspense, terrifying in its final implications. The Stepford Wives, like Ira Levin's memorable Rosemary's Baby, will be widely read and talked about for a long time to come
So scary, in a cheesy way. The new movie doesn't do the story justice as it camped up the creepiness to make it hokey and silly. The book is suspenseful, and really shows how the phrase "Stepford Wife" is applicable to "that" type of suburban housewife who is "perfectly perky". A great ending with a twist!