Sunday, December 17, 2017

Stitches (2012)

Director: Conor McMahon

Writers: Conor McMahon, David O'Brien

Composer: Paul McDonnell

Starring: Ross Noble, Tommy Knight, Shane Murray-Corcoran, Gemma-Leah Devereux, Thommas Kane Bymes, Eoghan McQuinn, Roisin Barron, Hugh Mulhern, Tommy Cullen, Jemma Curran

More info: IMDb

Tagline: You'll Die Laughing

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

My rating: 7.5/10

Will I watch it again?  Yes.

The first twelve minutes is utterly amazing.  It's hilarious, tragic and cring-inducing...and then hilarious again.  And when you've got dialogue like when an outside clown tells the kid, "...a clown who doesn't finish his party act can never rest and a joke is never funny the second time 'round.".  It's even funnier when that scene pops up.  It's another half hour before Stitches is back but this time he's got a score to settle.  From here on out he picks off victims one by one and with hilarious results.  There is a lot of great gore with dismemberments, explosions, scooping out brains and demented tricks.  The kills are great and the ending is just as fun and funny as what came before it.  If there's one Irish clown horror comedy you'll see before you die, make it this one.  I'm really surprised there hasn't been a sequel.  McMahon's only made one feature since this picture and that was three years ago?  What the hell, bub?  This guy's got talent and I'm surprised no one is taking advantage of it. 

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