Written by: Matt Molgaard
Directed by: Ben Kent
Cast: Bethan Hanks, Jason Loborik, Paul Ewen, Ryan Gipp, Caroline Woodruff
Stitches starts out looking like your standard babysitter stalked by a lunatic. When our female lead receives a call from the homeowner that idea seems to be supported. So what’s a poor, vulnerable babysitter to do?
Well, inspect the house, of course!
But inspecting the house leads this young lady into trouble. She’s seeing things, and those things are playing with her mind. When she checks on the boy himself, he’s behaving a little strange as well, the look of a boy who’s seen a ghost chiseled in his features if ever there was one.
We’ll pull the plug before we get too heavy into spoilers, but I will say this, if you’ve seen Amusement, the clown segment may give you an idea of where this one is heading. Ultimately, what matters is that the film is successfully disconcerting.
Clowns, for one reason or another, have become something to fear in America. Pictures like this seem to serve as stellar examples of why we’re all so frightened by these quirky boogers.
Impressive performances and a cramped feel to the story elevate the tension significantly. The finale sets it all off and running. We’ve got a solid short right here.