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Stitches (2013)

Stitches (2013)





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STITCHES, starring funny man ROSS NOBLE, is the black-comedy horror that has become one of the most anticipated films of the season. Directed by CONOR MCHAHON (Dead Meat), the film enjoyed a hugely successful screening at this year's Frightfest and won TOTAL FILM's 'Best Death' Award. Jaded Richard Grindle is the sleaziest clown working the children's party circuit in Ireland. Arriving late to one birthday, his timing is off, the bratty kids a nightmare and a prank goes horribly wrong - he falls on a kitchen knife and goes to that Big Top in the sky. Years later the same nasty kids attend another more grown up bash. Little do they know, thanks to a black magic clown cult, Stitches will be the uninvited guest of honour seeking revenge on those responsible for his untimely death. Laughs and gore combine in this twisted tale which also sees some fantastic performances from its young and upcoming cast that includes; TOMMY KNIGHT (Doctor Who) and GEMMA-LEAH DEVEREUX (The Tudors).(c) Official Sitemore
Rating: R (for strong bloody violence and gore, sexual content, language, drug and alcohol use - all involving teens)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Art House & International
Directed By:
Written By: Conor McMahon, David O'Brien
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 2, 2013
MPI Media Group/Dark Sky Films - Official Site


Ross Noble
as Richard Grindle/Stit...
Ryan Burke
as Young Tom
Valerie Spelman
as Tom's Mum
Kelianne Coughlan
as Young Sarah
Kevin Smith
as Young Paul
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Critic Reviews for Stitches

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (1)

It's like a twisted balloon animal filled with blood and guts, waiting to burst.

Full Review… | October 23, 2012
Time Out
Top Critic

Aiming for a gruesomely silly vibe that plays like equal parts American Pie and Evil Dead 2, Stitches preys on teenage foibles and clown clichés alike, offering mostly solid if not quite cult-classic-level fun.

Full Review… | June 12, 2013

Stitches has all the makings of a perfect cult classic, effortlessly blending comedically dark clown work by Ross Noble with grade "A" horror shenanigans - plus you can't ignore that distinctively schlocky 80s feel.

Full Review… | April 6, 2013
We Got This Covered

Neither funny nor scary, just amateurish in a bad student film way.

Full Review… | October 29, 2012

Imitation blood flows like a tsunami and the aim of disgusting the audience while raising a few heartless laughs proves moderately successful.

Full Review… | October 28, 2012
Observer [UK]

A must for those who appreciate imaginative gore-mongering, with scene after scene of brain-scooping, lung-exploding, eye-javelin-ing brilliance.

Full Review… | October 27, 2012
SFX Magazine

Audience Reviews for Stitches



Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer


Stitches is a fun and entertaining horror comedy that is quite refreshing. However it's not without its flaws. The thing that really stands out about the film is the kill sequences that are quite original and fun. If you are terrified of clowns, then this film is the one to watch. Clowns have always been a unique subject in terms of horror and, let's face it, they're creepy. This is an amusing twist on the traditional clown tale, and it is quite the original take on standard clown movies. The kill sequences are the best aspect of the movie and will certainly appeal to genre fans. The film at times just fall short, but overall this is a decent film worth seeing and is far better than most big budget films that we've seen so far. The performances here work well for the material, and Ross Nobel is a great choice for the lead role. Films like this are what's needed in the horror genre because they're original, creative and worth seeing due to their ideas and concepts. If you want to watch something refreshing in the genre, Stitches is that film. Taking a creepy clown concept and turning it around to reinvent something that we've been scared of for years. The film may be imperfect and ranges from decent to good, but is a far better movie than most in the genre nowadays. Give it a shot; you may be surprised by how good it really is. The film may have its fair share of imperfections, but is a fun ride from start to finishes. This is one of the most memorable clown movies since Killer Klowns from Outer Space.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

It becomes too ridiculous at times and the plot is filled with clichà (C)s, but man were those death scenes awesome! Ross Noble's presence helped too.

Liam Gadd
Liam Gadd

Super Reviewer

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