B-Movie Man speaks with the women
behind the new film:
During the recent Texas Frightmare
Weekend, I had the chance to see a preview for the film "The
Stitcher" (coming to DVD this fall). I later had the
opportunity to sit down with the women behind the film and
ask them a few questions. Check out the preview at their
strange is happening in this eerie backwoods town. An
ordinary town that could be miles from your own home.
Inspired by true events, a group of friends must survive the
weekend in order to escape the terror that is beyond their
imagination. Desperate and fearing for their lives, the
horror surges when a legendary killer wants something they
all posses. They soon find out the town is not what it
seems, and with no hope of rescue, they must find their way
out before they fall victim to the Stitcher’s obsession.
This blood curdling story is a shock a minute horror rush,
that will make you never want to wear certain pieces of
clothing again." ---www.myspace.com/stitchermovie
Interview with the women
behind “The Stitcher”: Dana Pike & Carmen Garrison
From left to right: Darla (writer, director &
producer), Dana (production coordinator & special
effects) and Carmen (lead actress) at the
Texas Frightmare Weekend in Dallas Texas
Dana, Carmen, how are you both affiliated with the film “The
Dana: I am the production coordinator and the
special effects person.
Carmen: I’m the lead actress in the film.
So can you tell me a little bit about “The Stitcher”?
Dana: Well we have a unique killer who is based on
actual events. He’s different from any other killer you’ll
ever see. Like a lot of serial killers, he collects things
from his victims, but in this case what he collects is very
unusual and he sews what he collects to his body. He is
definitely not something you would have seen before.
That does sound original. Now aside from the killer being
unusual, I heard that this film was also a bit unique in
that it is a horror film primarily produced by women, is
Dana: Yes that’s right, my partner Darla, who is the
writer, director and
Producer, and I are the two who do pretty much everything.
We shoot the film, edit it, score it, we do everything so
yes it’s a two woman crew.
That sounds like quite a challenge for just the two of you.
Have you found that there any special challenges because of
Dana: Well, sometimes it’s difficult, I mean you do
have to wear a lot of hats at one time, but it is fun. We
are passionate about our work, it’s a labor of love, and
that makes it worth it.
So when will the public get a chance to see “The Stitcher”?
Dana: The DVD is due to be released on October 16th,
so you’ll be able to purchase it through Amazon.com or get
it at Blockbuster or directly from VCI Entertainment.
Just in time for Halloween, excellent! Now Carmen, can you
tell us a little bit about your role in the film?
Carmen: I [my character] inherits a house that I
haven’t been able to see for a long time, I just didn’t go
see my aunt that much. So when the aunt passes away, I
become the owner of this lake house and so I invites my
friends up to stay at it with me, but I have no idea what
happened in this little town until it is too late.
So is this your first film role?
Carmen: Yes it is, but I’ve done other acting jobs,
mostly stage work.
Do you worry about being type cast since this is your first
film and it’s a horror film?
Carmen: Not really, but I have to say that I’ve
enjoyed the experience a lot. I like horror films so this
was something I wanted to do.
Dana, Carmen, thanks for taking the time to speak with me
today and I'm definitely looking forward to seeing "The
Stitcher" for myself.