A clown comes back from the dead to haunt those who took his life during a fatal party mishap.


Conor McMahon
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ross Noble ... Stitches
Tommy Knight ... Tom
Shane Murray-Corcoran Shane Murray-Corcoran ... Vinny (as Shane Murray Corcoran)
Gemma-Leah Devereux ... Kate (as Gemma Leah Devereux)
Thommas Kane-Byrne ... Bulger (as Thommas Kane Byrne)
Eoghan McQuinn Eoghan McQuinn ... Richie
Roisin Barron Roisin Barron ... Sarah (as Róisín Barron)
Hugh Mulhern Hugh Mulhern ... Paul
Tommy Cullen Tommy Cullen ... Dan
Lorna Dempsey Lorna Dempsey ... Mary
Jemma Curran Jemma Curran ... Jenny
Ryan Burke Ryan Burke ... Young Tom
Valerie Spelman ... Tom's Mum
Kelianne Coughlan Kelianne Coughlan ... Young Sarah (as Kellianne Coughlan)
Kevin Smith Kevin Smith ... Young Paul


The clumsy and unfunny clown Richard "Stitches" Grindle goes to the birthday party of little Tom and the boy and his friends play a prank with Stitches, tying his shoelaces. Stitches slips, falls and dies. Six years later, Tom gives a birthday party for his friends at home and the clown revives to haunt the teenagers and revenge his death. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


You'll Die Laughing


Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence and gore, sexual content, language, drug and alcohol use - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The line, said by Stitches, "Can you tell what it is yet?" is the catch-phrase of Rolf Harris. See more »


Throughout the film, Tom's telescope is never fitted with a focal/magnification lens. Even though it shown being "focused", all that anyone would ever see is a small point of light, the scene smaller than would be seen by the human eye. See more »


Stitches: [kick's Paul's head off]
Stitches: This party's really kicking now.
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References A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) See more »


Skin (Exfoliating Mix)
Performed by Paul McDonnell
Composed by Paul McDonnell
Owner of track Paul McDonnell
Used by kind permission of Paul McDonnell
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User Reviews

A playful film that doesn't take itself serious
12 February 2016 | by blamdrumSee all my reviews

I really wasn't sure whet to expect from this film, I tend to enjoy foreign films more than huge production American films so I figured I would give it 90 minutes. The story line was surprisingly original with a feel similar to Drop Dead Fred (1991). Goofy and playful, the kill scenes are done with a funny over the top clownish feel. Not realistic but they don't need to be. The puns are at times worthy of Olympic quality eye rolls but as bad as they are, they work somehow. Ross Noble's performance was seemingly stifled, you get the feeling he is capable of more but was constrained. Some of the scenes they chose were both not funny and pointless to the story. Having Stitches beat the family cat to death by slamming it on the wall and some dresser was both not funny and entirely pointless, not to mention disturbing. Although you can tell it's a stuffed animal and not a real cat. By the end of the film, you have given all the eye rolls anyone is capable of given and just want the story to end. The film doesn't take itself too seriously and you have to be in the mood for that because they are very serious about not being too serious. It looks like they had fun making it, and they left the end open to a sequel. So if you are a fan of this kind of film, you may be in luck. Cheers!

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Release Date:

26 October 2012 (Ireland) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Dublin, Ireland See more »


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