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It's like a twisted balloon animal filled with blood and guts, waiting to burst.
Aiming for a gruesomely silly vibe that plays like equal parts American Pie and Evil Dead 2, Stitches preys on teenage foibles and clown clichés alike, offering mostly solid if not quite cult-classic-level fun.
Stitches has all the makings of a perfect cult classic, effortlessly blending comedically dark clown work by Ross Noble with grade "A" horror shenanigans - plus you can't ignore that distinctively schlocky 80s feel.
A truly inventive old-school horror/comedy that features some of the bloodiest and crazy awesome kills I've seen in some time.
Neither funny nor scary, just amateurish in a bad student film way.
Imitation blood flows like a tsunami and the aim of disgusting the audience while raising a few heartless laughs proves moderately successful.
A must for those who appreciate imaginative gore-mongering, with scene after scene of brain-scooping, lung-exploding, eye-javelin-ing brilliance.
Stitches is bursting at the seams with good ideas, but director Conor McMahon stumbles when it comes to the execution.
This low-budget throwback to Eighties slasher movies is stronger on gory deaths than lethal one-liners but if you have the stomach for it, it's an efficient little shocker.
There are moments of inspired black comedy in this Irish slasher spoof, but the movie is undermined by its obviously miniscule budget.
Anyone with a fear of clowns would suffer an irreversible breakdown if they watched this kids' entertainer as he goes on a murderous spree of vengeance.
It somehow wasn't funny or scary enough - though I do have to admit it is always more than revolting enough.
I thought this might have been a better dark comedy but it really doesn't use Nobles humour to the maximum potential. The film clicks along at a fanatic pace so forget any explanation regarding the story or characters. The kill scenes were innovative and I feel the film was built around the death scenes. This is another killer clown that doesn't use the concept to the fullest. The film felt like Porkys with an oddly dressed killer interrupting the party. I had this slightly higher than Clown, both films are very different. I didn't really care for the characters so when the killing starts it's more for the horror community. 21-05-2017.
Stitches is a fun and entertaining horror comedy that is quite refreshing. However it's not without its flaws. The thing that really stands out about the film is the kill sequences that are quite original and fun. If you are terrified of clowns, then this film is the one to watch. Clowns have always been a unique subject in terms of horror and, let's face it, they're creepy. This is an amusing twist on the traditional clown tale, and it is quite the original take on standard clown movies. The kill sequences are the best aspect of the movie and will certainly appeal to genre fans. The film at times just fall short, but overall this is a decent film worth seeing and is far better than most big budget films that we've seen so far. The performances here work well for the material, and Ross Nobel is a great choice for the lead role. Films like this are what's needed in the horror genre because they're original, creative and worth seeing due to their ideas and concepts. If you want to watch something refreshing in the genre, Stitches is that film. Taking a creepy clown concept and turning it around to reinvent something that we've been scared of for years. The film may be imperfect and ranges from decent to good, but is a far better movie than most in the genre nowadays. Give it a shot; you may be surprised by how good it really is. The film may have its fair share of imperfections, but is a fun ride from start to finishes. This is one of the most memorable clown movies since Killer Klowns from Outer Space.
It becomes too ridiculous at times and the plot is filled with clichÃ (C)s, but man were those death scenes awesome! Ross Noble's presence helped too.
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