Stitches Review

stitches-reviewYear: 2012

Director: Conor McMahon

Summary (from IMDb): A clown comes back from the dead to haunt those who took his life during a fatal party mishap.

My Short Review: I hate clowns. Maybe it’s because of  reading “IT” by Stephen King (and watching the movie soon after), maybe it’s because of their creepy make-up. I don’t know why they freak me out but they just do.

So, of course, the idea of watching a slasher movie with a Clown as the killer was not on my top priority list but at the same time I secretly hoped that I would get some good scares.

Unfortunately (or not, depending on what you were expecting going into Stiches), the movie is more comedy than horror. There is plenty of gore mind you, and very imaginative kills but it just kinda of fell flat for me because of the attempt at humor.

The problem is it did not work as a horror comedy for me. As I said I applaud some brillant ideas, and the movie is nicely shot as an homage of the 80’s slasher but I never really got into the movie (for me, the pace was way too slow in the first half of the movie and I did not care much about the characters).

Maybe I was not in the right mood to watch Stitches (this movie is most certainly more entertaining if you watch it with a group of friends while drinking beers) or maybe it was just not as good as  some critics thought.

My Rating: 4.5/10