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Film / Stitches (2001)

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"Evil comes in many forms..."

Stitches is a 2000 Direct to Video Horror film directed by Neal Marshall Stevens.

Mrs. Albright, an apparently sweet old lady, arrives at a bed and breakfast. However, Mrs. Albright is not what she seems to be. She's actually a demon who manipulates people with their desires until they make a bargain with her so she can steal their skin to make her skin suit, and starts working her magic on the other guests.


This film contains examples of:

  • Ambiguously Bi: Albright is perfectly willing to act seductive towards both men and women in order to get their skin, and does have sex with Mrs. Lester, but it is unclear if she would also have sex with men.
  • And I Must Scream: Albright stores her victims' souls in paper dolls, which she keeps in a scrapbook. Opening the pages makes their screams audible.
  • Attempted Rape: Albright manipulates Mr. Delaney into trying to rape Ms. Lester.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: Albright claims every soul in the house.
  • Big Bad: Mrs. Albright, a manipulative demon sorceress.
  • Domestic Abuse: Mr. Delaney berates his wife past the point of tears because she got his cufflinks wrong.
  • Downer Ending: Albright claims the souls of everybody in the house. She makes Gray into her new imp, and traps everybody else in paper dolls. The film ends with her leaving the house, musing about how the world will be lovely after everybody is dead.
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  • Evil Plan: Mrs. Albright seeks to claim all the souls in a bed and breakfast, revealing at the end that she's plotting to claim everybody's souls.
  • Genuine Human Hide: Albright wears suits of human skin to disguise her demonic nature.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: The reason Albright is doing what she's doing is because the Devil challenged her to.
  • Karma Houdini: The last we see of Albright is her walking away from the scene of her crimes.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Ms. Albright plays off of people's greatest desires in order to get them to make bargains, which end with her taking their skin.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Albright thinks that Earth will be lovely once "all is silent."
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  • Our Demons Are Different: These are manipulative fiends who wear perfect disguises made of human skin and trap souls in horrible fates via deals.
  • The Sociopath: Mrs. Albright, a demon who manipulates people into fulfilling their desires so she can trap their souls in eternal torment and intends to do this to the entire world on a bet with the Devil.
  • Villain Opening Scene: The film opens with Albright making her skin suit.


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