Friday, 29 March 2013

Horror Review: Stitches (2012)

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

Horror comedies, you either love them or hate them but once in awhile a film comes along that unites both sides, which brings me to "Stitches".


The plot for the film is nothing original but that doesn't really matter here, what matters is does it mix Horror and Comedy well? It may seem like an easy thing to do but so many others have failed trying and when it does bomb it can be cringeworthy.

The answer is ultimately yes it does, it knows it's audience and have took what works best and put it all in the film. The humour is a big fixture in the film but when you have a comedian playing the villain, not just any villain but a zombie clown then that's expected.


Talking of our villain, 'Stitches' is just a fantastic character to watch, Ross Noble brings so much life to the role and his kill scenes are reminiscent of the later comedic Freddy Kreuger which suit the clown shtik perfectly.

The other cast members play their roles really well and I can see a few of them going far in their careers if they keep it up. The same goes for writer/director Conor McMahon who not only produced a great script but managed to convert it onto screen so well.


"Stitches" is a fantastic Horror comedy and a fine addition to the British Horror scene. If you like this sub-genre then I recommend you don't let this film pass you by.

If you want to see the "Stitches" trailer then just click on the video below:

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