The original story came from a book by Ira Levin. A couple who have moved house from the busy, noisey streets of New York City, to 'Stepford' a quiet 'village' with a few homes. The husband joins a group, The Mens Club, which is secretly turning all the mens wifes in the village to dummy like beings. Thus becoming the 'perfect' wife. Cooking, cleaning, looking smart everyday.
This film is quite disturbing thinking that all females could be turned into these 'robot' like things and would do everything asked and not argue with anything. The film is then brought to the exciing climax which we find out who has been turning the wives into dummies. The 'black' humor to of the script is handles very well.