Verdict: It isn’t easy getting the whole killer clown idea right. Most filmmakers seem to go too far with the laughs while a few others tend to go too dark to enjoy. But Stitches lands somewhere directly in the middle of all that. You’ll find a few laughs in the flick, fitting but not out of place comedy, but you’ll also see a surprisingly straight forward slasher angle to the story. There are some mean moments in waiting, but if you’re scanning this article in search of a good slasher to watch on a hot summer day, Stitches fits the bill.
Synopsis: The clumsy and unfunny clown Richard “Stitches” Grindle goes to the birthday party of little Tom and the boy and his friends play a prank with Stitches, tying his shoelaces. Stitches slips, falls and dies. Six years later, Tom gives a birthday party for his friends at home and the clown revives to haunt the teenagers and revenge his death.
Tucker and Dale vs Evil
Verdict: Never once meant to be taken seriously, Tucker and Dale vs Evil is one of the greatest horror comedies you’ll find out there. And it nurtures its irony, laughing all the way to the credits as the “victims” and their overzealous actions and overused imaginations ultimately lead to their deaths. The “bad guys”, Tucker and Dale, they’re just sensitive good old boys who never, at any point set out to inflict bodily damage to another human being. Genius.
Synopsis: Two lovable West Virginian hillbillies, are headed to their “fixer-upper” vacation cabin to drink some beer, do some fishin’, and have a good time. But when they run into a group of preppy college kids who assume from their looks that they must be in-bred, chainsaw wielding killers, Tucker & Dale’s vacation takes a bloody & hilarious turn for the worse.