“An intriguing, creepy little short whose direction, lead performance and musical score effectively conspire to elevate the lead character’s relatively minor flesh wound to Cronenbergian levels of squishy, squirmy body horror.”

- Jason Jenkins, Bloody Disgusting


6 min | English | Nicole Barron & Colin MacDonald

A bloody incident, a disturbing homecoming - Nicole will stop at nothing to hold it all together..

Stitches premiered exclusively on dailydead.com and is the latest short horror film from the team behind the viral sensation Hangnail. Featuring a brand new original score by the award winning composer Jerry Smith

Stitches won

Best Short Horror at

Hercules Independent Film Festival 2023
Singapore International Short Film Festival 2022
Nicomedia International Bi-Monthly Film Awards
Pink Moon International Film Festival
Athvikvaruni International Film Festival
Medusa Film Festival
Hollywood on the Tiber Film Festival
Cult Movies International Film Festival
Hollywood Blvd Film Festival

Silver Award for Best Horror at
London Movie Awards 2022

Best Director at
Makizhmithran International Film Festival

Best Makeup & SPFX at
Stockholm Gold Awards // SGAIFF

Best Original Score at
Florence Film Awards
Rohip International Film Festival

Best Editor at:
Subathra International Film Festival
Rohip International Film Festival

Best Producer at:
Rohip International Film Festival

Best Cinematography at:
Red Moon Film Festival 6th Season
Magic Silver Screen

Stitches earned Honourable Mentions for:

Best Original Score
Best Makeup at GLIFF - Golden Lemur

Official Selection:
Horror Unleashed 2022
Silver Wave Film Festival 2022
FIXION Fest, Fantastic & Horror Film Festival 2022
Hellifax Horror Fest 2022
Shockfest Film Festival
Demonic Brilliance Film Festival 2022
Reel Horror Fest 2022
Makizhmithran International Film Festival 2022
Umbertidead - Horror & Sci-Fi Festival 2022
Paus Premieres Festival 2022
Kraceri Genre Short Film Festival

Nicole Barron

​Also featuring:
Vanessa Furlong
Cody Southgate

Produced by: Colin MacDonald & Nicole Barron

Written|Shot|Edited|Directed by: Colin MacDonald

Original musical score by: Jerry Smith

Special Effects by: Nicole Barron

Publicity by Alex Divincenzo

Special thanks to

Heather Wixson and Daily Dead
Bryan Christopher and Rue Morgue
Alison Lang
Brian Keiper and Movies For Life Podcast
Jason Jenkins and Bloody Disgusting
Jerry Sampson
Abner Collette
Martha Cooley

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