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The Seamstress -- An ancient curse returns with a vengeance in this harrowing descent into shear terror!
The Seamstress -- The legend of the seamstress who sews shut the eyes and mouth of her victims
The Seamstress -- A horribly-mutilated, undead specter walks a lonely Island, killing for pleasure as it awaits its ultimate revenge.


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A million ways to die......this is the worst.
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The Seamstress (DVD Review)
 (From Fangoria. 15 September 2009, 11:07 PM, PDT)

The Seamstress Stitches a DVD Release Date
 (From Dread Central. 6 July 2009, 11:44 PM, PDT)

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  (in credits order)
Kailin See ... Allie Plachtt
David Kopp ... Jason

James Kirk ... Albert

Lara Gilchrist ... Dina
Sarah Mutch ... Lizzie

Richard Stroh ... Paul

Kevin McNulty ... Collier Gatier

Aaron Pearl ... Ryan Caull

David Nykl ... Donny Plachtt
Andee Frizzell ... The Seamstress
Norman Misura ... The Superintendant

Jennifer Copping ... Margaret Caull

Lance Henriksen ... Sheriff Virgil Logan

Directed by
Jesse James Miller 
Writing credits
Mark Garbett (written by) &
David Andrew Lloyd (written by) and
Bob Hume (written by)

Produced by
Kristian Andresen .... associate producer
Andrew Bronstein .... producer
Todd Brooks .... associate producer
Mark Garbett .... co-producer
Bob Hume .... associate producer
Oliver-Barret Lindsay .... associate producer (as Oliver Lindsay)
Original Music by
Jeffery Alan Jones (music composer)
Cinematography by
Corey Robson (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Charlie Renfrew 
Art Direction by
Adrian Hrytzak 
Set Decoration by
Ocea Ringrose 
Costume Design by
Sofia Bozikis 
Makeup Department
Matthew Aebig .... assistant special effects makeup
Chris Bennett .... hair stylist
Maura Halliday .... key makeup artist
Tracy Lai .... key special effects makeup
Production Management
Todd Brooks .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Melissa Lukacevic .... second assistant director
Ian Samoil .... first assistant director
Art Department
Jody Anderson .... assistant set decorator
Morgan Blake .... assistant set decorator
Robert Pratt .... storyboard artist (as Rob Pratt)
Ocea Ringrose .... property master
Elliott Trueman .... greensman
Sound Department
Doug Kerr .... boom operator
Jon Ritchie .... sound designer
Jon Ritchie .... sound mixer
Jon Ritchie .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Ron Kozier .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Chris Abbas .... compositor
Chris Abbas .... title design
Keegan Douglas .... lead compositor
Sean Gilhooly .... visual effects coordinator
Jeremy Hampton .... 3D artist
Roula Lainas .... visual effects producer
Milton Muller .... compositor
Gordon Oscar .... 3D artist
Rachelle Paquin .... compositor (as Rachelle Bisson-Monpetit)
Vasho Pekar .... compositor
Kenton Rannie .... compositor
Charles Roxburgh .... additional effects
Adam Stern .... visual effects supervisor
Nickolas Baric .... stunt rigger (as Nick Barratt)
Krista Bell .... stunt double: Kailin See
Krista Bell .... stunt performer
Dustin Brooks .... stunt coordinator
Colin Decker .... stunt rigger
Darryl Quon .... stunt rigger (as Daryl Kwan)
Hugo Steele .... stunt rigger
Camera and Electrical Department
Jason Callaghan .... second assistant camera: "a" & "b" camera
Herb Crowder .... camera operator: "a" camera (as Herbert Crowder)
Damon J. Evans .... gaffer (as Damon Evans)
Alex Godfrey .... key grip (as Alexander Godfrey)
Aaron Johnson .... grip/electric swing
Chris Judson .... grip/electric swing
Walter Le Daca .... still photographer (as Walter Ledaca)
Walter Le Daca .... video photographer (as Walter Ledaca)
Robin Lindala .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Corey Robson .... camera operator: "b" camera
Keith Sherritt .... best boy electrician
Keith Sherritt .... generator operator
John Spasoff .... best boy grip
Jeremy Spofford .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Ray Wong .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Casting Department
Bette Chadwick .... casting: Canada
Jan Glaser .... casting: US
Rebecca Zoe Leigh .... casting coordinator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sandy Buck .... set costumer
Sandy Peterson .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Daniel Barone .... color timing
Mark Shearer .... additional editing
Other crew
Luke Bradshaw .... script supervisor
Jason Crosby .... marine coordinator
Alaena Drews .... assistant production accountant
David W. Hamilton .... production insurance: Focus Entertainment (as David Hamilton)
Ryan Hanson .... boat operator
Bob Hume .... production coordinator
Justin Johnson .... assistant chef
Brent Kudrick .... boat operator
Tina Lynch .... production accountant: Harbour Block
Bridget Strobl .... water safety
Courtney Tuckwood .... chef
Cheryl Tyler .... assistant accountant
Scott Williams .... craft service
Scott Williams .... first aid
Jeb Beach .... the production wishes to thank
Megan Bodaly .... the production wishes to thank
Sarah Deakins .... the production wishes to thank
Paul Di Franco .... the production wishes to thank
Patrick Dussault .... the production wishes to thank
Kurt Evans .... the production wishes to thank
Marnie Gee .... the production wishes to thank
Penny Gibbs .... the production wishes to thank
Park Heffelfinger .... the production wishes to thank
Leanne Jijian Hume .... the production wishes to thank
Tina Illman .... the production wishes to thank (as Tina Payne)
Nicholas Lea .... the production wishes to thank (as Nic Lea)
Nelson Leis .... the production wishes to thank (as Nelson Carter-Leis)
J.J. Makaro .... the production wishes to thank (as JJ Makaro)
Harvie McCracken .... the production wishes to thank
Dan McKinney .... the production wishes to thank
Marta McLaughlin .... the production wishes to thank (as Marta)
Wayne McLaughlin .... the production wishes to thank
Yvonne Melville .... the production wishes to thank
Jennifer Metcalf .... the production wishes to thank
Bruce Moseley .... the production wishes to thank
Aleks Paunovic .... the production wishes to thank
Dave Payne .... the production wishes to thank (as Dave)
Joshua Rainhard .... the production wishes to thank (as Josh Rainhard)
Stellina Rusich .... the production wishes to thank
Joelly Segal .... the production wishes to thank
Howard Siegel .... the production wishes to thank
Elliott Trueman .... the production wishes to thank
Sean Tyson .... the production wishes to thank
Rob Vreugde .... the production wishes to thank
Riley Walsh .... the production wishes to thank
Jonathan Wener .... the production wishes to thank
Shayne A. Wilson .... the production wishes to thank (as Shayne Wilson)
Kody Zimmermann .... the production wishes to thank (as Kody Zimmerman)

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Rated R for violence, some language and sexuality
Germany:85 min (European Film Market) | France:72 min | USA:76 min
Australia:MA15+ (2014) | Singapore:NC-16 | USA:R (certificate #45421)

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Revealing mistakes: The character of Collier Gatier wears his v-neck sweater backwards, with no obvious rationale.See more »
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References The Ferryman (2007)See more »
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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Island of the bored out needle ghost, 28 October 2011
Author: p-stepien from United Kingdom

Whilst trying to solve the 20-year-old mystery of Seamstress, a serial killer, who sew victims eyes and mouths together Donny Plachtt (David Nykl) is half-buried alive, mutilated and then brutally murdered. His daughter Allie (Kailin See) receives his last message and embarks on a search to find out what happened to her father. On the way she indulges into the scribblings of her old man full of mysterious gibberish about the Seven. Soon afterwards together with five happy-go-lucky friends she boards a boat without any radio station to an island with no phone signal and without a loaded gun to track down the murderous Seamstress. Go figure!

Somewhere within the confines of ineptitude there was actually a decent story hidden in between the poor sound-mix, atrocious plot-holes and moronic script. The location itself (a secluded forest island) offers apt atmosphere, while the specter with killer intentions is sufficiently creepy. Even if you blindfold yourself to ignore the countless logic gaffs of characters (it is a slasher horror), but the total randomness of the murders, which ends up uresolved, features as a plothole causing systemic failure. The whole movie system collapses with a inexcusably rushed finale (did the budget run out?) patched up with some laughable SFX. The cast itself can hardly be put to blame, as in general they do decently with the material afforded to them, albeit apparent sound issues make make dialogues hard to decipher, including some key parts which are drowned out by background noise.

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