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The Seamstress (2008)

Kailin See , David Kopp , Jesse James Miller  |  R |  DVD
2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Kailin See, David Kopp, James Kirk, Lara Gilchrist, Sarah Mutch
  • Directors: Jesse James Miller
  • Writers: Bob Hume, Mark Garbett, David Andrew Lloyd
  • Producers: Andrew Bronstein, Bob Hume, Kristian Andresen, Mark Garbett
  • Format: Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen, Subtitled
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Image Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: October 6, 2009
  • Run Time: 76 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002FUIJ1U
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #203,826 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Seamstress" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

An ancient curse returns with a vengeance in this harrowing descent into shear terror! While searching for her missing father, pretty young Allie and her friends are dragged kicking and screaming into a living nightmare courtesy of the Seamstress, a local legend spoken of in whispers who still terrorizes the community after her brutal death at the hands of bloodthirsty locals years before. Now armed with her very sharp sewing needles and a diabolical imagination, she won't stop until the last drop of blood is sewn. Lance Henrikson (Pumpkinhead, TV's Millenium) stars in this tailor-made exercise in terror that will rip you to shreds!

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars SEW, SEW BAD November 3, 2009
Format:DVD
The seamstress won't keep you on pins and needles, nor will it keep you in stitches. It just falls apart like a badly hemmed wedding dress. The script is as tangled as a spool of thread and the directors talent could not fill a thimble. The movie ends with a blatant murder by the heroine(Enough, Sleeping With the Enemy)-yeah, I've even seen that before. Don't buy, don't rent, don't even look at the dvd cover.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A pretty good horror film October 16, 2009
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First, there's nothing especially new here. The film has several of the hackneyed horror elements: a group of young people, an isolated setting, a killer from the past, and an evil from the past recurring in the present. In this sense, it is rather like a combination of I Know What You Did Last Summer and Ghost Story. Oh yeah, and there's a fair amount of the characters having sex before the killing begins. So the movie's not all that original.

Then again, there isn't much that is original in American horror these days. So, taking the derivativeness as a given, I find this movie fairly good. Allie (Kailin See, Snowglobe) goes in search of her father, who has disappeared, perhaps in connection with an old series of crimes. As it happens, an innocent person was tortured by a mob for those crimes, and her ghost is out for revenge. That's pretty much the plot. The rest is more or less by the numbers, albeit with a fairly good cast, nice effects, and a small twist at the end to keep the film from being a one-dimensional cliché. There are certainly better films out there, but there are also worse films.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Seamstress March 27, 2010
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Allie's father has disappeared on an island, and she wonders if his connection to an old crime is responsible. A woman was brutally killed by an angry crowd, and her murderous ghost haunts those responsible for her death. While Allie and her friends search for her father, people start dying in increasingly horrifying ways. The story was confusing and choppy. It relied on film editing too much to tell the story. It could of been a great horror movie but it was just too cliche. It's a cheezy formulaic studio horror movie, not even worth a rental.
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1.0 out of 5 stars The Ring Meets Blair Witch September 16, 2010
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Hey kids! Do you remember a movie called The Blair Witch Project?

It was revolutionary at the time -supposedly real footage of missing teenagers who were investigating a witch. It featured confused actors running around in the dark, weird runes made of sticks, a map that led to nowhere, a victim who was wrongly accused of being a witch and thus became something much worse, and an invisible entity that slowly took apart her victims. But that was over ten years ago. None of you youngins actually saw that movie, right?

Toss in a little bit of The Ring, complete with a well, a creepy girl with long hair in a white dress, and a curse involving the number seven. Mix until half-baked. Then release onto unsuspecting horror fans.

What's so sad is that The Seamstress had potential. Any ghost that can sew your lips and eyes closed while you're still alive and string you up like a spider in a web of yarn is quite creepy. Tossed into this meat grinder are teenage stereotypes: the geek (James Kirk), the jock (David Kopp), the loose hottie (Sarah Mutch), the happy couple (Lara Gilchrist and Richard Stroh), and the conflicted Final Girl Allie (Kailin See). It seems that an angry mob of seven people falsely accused a woman (The Seamstress) of murdering children, and in retaliation mutilated her husband before disposing of them both. With her dying breath The Seamstress (Andee Frizzell) cursed her killers. Now she and her ghost husband (Aaron Pearl) are back for revenge and killing the seven off, one of which happens to be Allie's father (David Nykl).
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