Stitches is a horror show where the story and plot and dialogue and action only serve as a vehicle to display crazy gore and special effects as a vengeful clown reaps revenge on a group of teens, one bopper at a time. When they were little snots they tormented the foul mouthed clown until a freak accident happens that sends ole Stitches swan diving into a butcher knife. Now the little snots have grown up into big boogers and the clown, through mystical clown cult magic (“A clown that never finishes a party cannot rest in peace.”….don’t ask), comes back from the land of shadows to reek havoc at a birthday bash. The main character mainly responsible for the main clown’s demise is a timid boy named Tom that takes Hynocil (hello Dream Warriors and Freddy Vs. Jason) to help cope with his coulrophobia (big adult word for fear of clowns). He decides to have a party with his old friends to help exorcise some of his social quirks and re-ignite an old flame’s affection for him; spoiler alert, Tom is the “final girl”.
Stitches exists in some cross-dimensional reality where people talk and act like caricatures of real people, kind of like Sleepaway Camp. Stitches the clown is a dirty cigar chomping bozo living in a trailer literally about to fall off a cliff like Bugs Bunny. It begins with butt sex and ends in a blow job, not exactly fine art, more like a live action cartoon, so tailor your expectations accordingly, and just focus on the splatter which is the real heart of the matter. The kills in this are spectacular and gruesome, funny and sadistic, creative and sick; just a whole butt load of sloppy splatter filled fun.