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The scenes of violence are pretty lame in that they never really show you anything that is actually happening to the victims; they just show the stitcher dude swinging a weapon in the air, then a victim with fake blood where their injuries are supposed to be, so while the overall production quality is pretty good, it is also lacking any creative cinematography in terms of action scenes. The editor has tried to compensate with slow motion and various special effects, but they never really succeed in getting anybody's blood flowing.
OK... The deputy sheriff was a pretty good actor... but this film leaves you with the distinct impression that it was made buy a group of people who've never once ventured outside of the city limits of a large city and have some pretty paranoid and ridiculously unrealistic ideas about people living in small towns. The "country hicks" were completely over acted with extremely feeble efforts by the "actors" to sound like hillbillies. Newsflash: people who live outside the city limits do not shred their clothes with a razor blade and smear axle grease all over themselves.Read more ›
I bought the movie recently from VCI Entertainment, and watched it for the first time last night. Here are my honest, gut-level impressions of the flick:
1) The creature wasn't developed enough in the plot. I wasn't really scared of him at a visceral level. He needed more development (more scenes of him as he developed into the monster he was in the movie).
2) There definitely was not enough intensity in the monster attack scenes. I really wanted to see more blood spewing, arms severed, etc.
3) The movie was too slow in the beginning (which I think "It Came From Over Yonder" suffered from).
4) The local hillbilly makeup (really, really dirty and greasy clothing) was a bit over the top and didn't work for me. Too extreme and silly even for a B-movie.
5) The story was too cliche for me (classic slasher movie) and consequently not very scary.
The most serious flaw of the movie was 1) above. If you look at "good" slasher movies like Halloween, Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street, the movie can be viewed through the monster's eyes which not only adds an element of real fear, but a certain sick sympathy with the creature. The Stitcher needed more of this psychological development to rise from a mediocre movie to a great one. But, then again, what do I know since I wrote the hideous "It Came from Over Yonder" :)
1) The acting was overall pretty good.Read more ›
The acting is painfully bad. Most of the actors supposedly come from a theater background and have degrees in acting. They should be revoked immediately. The best/funniest character gets killed off early on. The movie drags a little towards the end, trying to surprise! us with twists that aren't necessary. Still somehow, magically, this was kind of funny and likeable. Not worth owning or watching again though.
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therefore if your looking for how i feel about the movie i cant say. the acting was so horrible i couldnt watch anymore then the first few minutes which is rare for me. Read morePublished on November 8, 2008 by *Maureen*
This film was good as well with kids going up to stay for the weekend in The Stitcher's town.
I noticed that the Stitcher ran everywhere when he was out and about attacking... Read more
I haven't seen it but the previews look like it was done with a $400 camcorder. I'm all for watching B movies in hope of finding a gem, but I absolutely am not willing to watch,... Read morePublished on November 10, 2007 by Mr. Fantastic