The creation of filmmaker Michael Emanuel, SCARY OR DIE tells five interwoven horror stories that take place in and around the "City of Angels". A flesh-eating clown desperately trying to ... See full summary »
When a successful country lawyer captures and attempts to "civilize" the last remaining member of a violent clan that has roamed the Northeast coast for decades, he puts the lives of his family in jeopardy.
Brandon Gerald Fuller,
Lauren Ashley Carter
The clumsy and unfunny clown Richard "Stitches" Grindle goes to the birthday party of little Tom and the boy and his friends play a prank with Stitches, tying his shoelaces. Stitches slips, falls and dies. Six years later, Tom gives a birthday party for his friends at home and the clown revives to haunt the teenagers and revenge his death. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Have seen the trailer and have seen so many positive things about this horror I was waiting for it's official release over here and let this day be the day that Stitches finally was available in the shops. Was it all worth the wait because face it, it was hyped somehow.
Yes, for me it was worth the wait. I had a few good laughs and I enjoyed the killings, even as they were somehow funny it worked. Oh sure, if you think you are going to watch a scary movie or a slasher then you are wrong. This never came to me as a straight horror but it looked so British/Irish due the accents used and of course the one-liners said by Stitches (Ross Nobles). Oh yes, the clown do return out for revenge but when his nose was sniffing around for Stitches' victims it again was meant to be funny. The nose rolling around will be to much for some and could look ridiculous but it's a clown out for a kill so face it, this is how a clown it should do.
On part of the horror the killings were mostly on the edge of gore. When ones intestines are taken out by Stitches it's a gory delight but immediately he's making figures with the intestines. How funny is that. I was in this movie from the beginning towards the end. I enjoyed it and you could spot that the director Conor McMahon knew his classic shot like the classic slasher POV shots.
Stitches shows how funny situations and gore can be combined in one package even as it is done sometimes in CGI.
Gore 2,5/5 Nudity 0/5 Effects 4/5 Story 3/5 Comedy 1/5
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