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

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Conor McMahon
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Cast

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 Byrnes Thommas Kane Byrnes ... Bulger (as Thommas Kane Byrne)
Eoghan McQuinn Eoghan McQuinn ... Richie (as Eoghan Mcquinn)
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
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Storyline

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

Taglines:

You'll Die Laughing

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | 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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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 2012 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Bohóc a pokolból See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, Ireland See more »

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The medication that Tommy takes to relieve anxiety is called "Hypnocil", the same name as the medication used to suppress dreams in the Nightmare on Elm Street series. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[to Sarah after decapitating Paul by kicking his head off]
Stitches: Sorry about Paul he had to head off!
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Connections

References A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Dream Conjecture
Performed by Jonathan Van Atom
Composed by Jonathan Van Atom
Owner of track Jonathan Van Atom / Black Cloud Productions
Used by kind permission of Black Cloud Productions / muziko.com
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Surprisingly good.
31 October 2012 | by sylph_uscmSee all my reviews

I went to the cinema to see 'Sinister', but it was full, so we went and saw Stitches instead. I'm so glad we did! This film was classic! I expected a horror, but I wasn't at all prepared for how much it'd make me smile. Ross does a brilliant job bringing his character to life, and the story and kids wrapped around the concept are just tacky enough to reek of stereotype, but just different enough to keep you entertained and smiling (such as Bulger doing the splits at the gym, or the 'bully' actually being the only character in a stable, functional relationship).

Brilliant film, a lovely surprise to what would have otherwise been a disappointing evening!


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