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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

DVD Review: THE STITCHER (2007)

If you like a good slasher flick, then THE STITCHER is a film for you. Although, this is not your traditional slasher-flick. This film is a well done, tightly-knit thriller that will keep you guessing until the end. I know that description is used a lot (‘guessing until the end’), but in this case it turns out to be true. I had no idea who the killer was until it was revealed at the end.

The plot of the film is this, courtesy of imdb.com:

Something strange is happening in this eerie backwoods town. Inspired by true events, a group of friends must survive the weekend in order to escape the terror that is beyond their imagination. Desperate and fearing for their lives, the horror surges when a legendary killer wants something they all possess. They soon find out the town is not what it seems, and with no hope of rescue, they must find their way out before they fall victim to the Stitcher's obsession. This blood curdling story will make you never want to wear certain pieces of clothing again.

Multi-talented Darla Enlow is the writer, director, cinematographer, and editor of the film. Heck, she even stars in it, acting as the first victim. And if you look at the ending credits, you’ll see a lot of names repeated in other roles as well. These folks definitely put their blood, sweat, and tears into making this movie!

My only complaint about the film is that the acting is a little weak in certain scenes. Some of the actors and actresses seem to lack the emotional range needed for the situation. And some are even too over the top to be believable. But, everything still works and overall the movie is a great success.

I have to specifically compliment the way the film is shot. Although this is a low-budget production, the film never gives you the impression that it is. It looks like a Hollywood big-budget cinematographer did it, no joke. If you watch this movie for nothing else, watch it for the photography.

Also of specific note is the excellent soundtrack the film crew put together. From what I understand, the music was done by local bands from the Tulsa, OK area. There are several bands on the list, including Radioradio, New Science, Darkset Theory, Hex the Fallen, Calling Matthew, and Tripped on Reset. Also, don't miss the hilarious blooper reel in the special features....it's worth watching on it's own!

The great locations, tight production, and great storyline help to keep this movie rocking all the way to the end. Definitely check it out.

CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
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