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 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 »


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 »


[beating a cat to death]
Stitches: Let's see how many lives you've got left one... two... three... four... five... six... seven... eight... nine... DEAD.
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Performed by Swords (Diane Anglim (as Anglim) / Jarlath Canning (as Canning) / Ian Frawley (as Frawley))
Composed by Swords (Diane Anglim (as Anglim) / Jarlath Canning (as Canning) / Ian Frawley (as Frawley))
Owner of track Swords (Anglim / Canning / Frawley)
Used by kind permission of Swords (Anglim / Canning / Frawley)
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User Reviews

Enjoyed this movie it was a lot of fun...
26 September 2016 | by lev-nemkinSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed Stitches I thought it was a lot of fun an awesome gory comedy and Ross Noble did a great job as the clown I never really knew who he was until I came across and watched this movie I remember seeing the trailer and thinking this might be another stupid killer clown movie but I was wrong it was hilarious to me also the kills were fun to watch. (Spoiler alert) How he died was funny too one of the boys Vinny had tied his shoelaces together and Tom the birthday boy threw a soccer ball at him then he tripped and fell on a kitchen knife in the dishwasher,pulled it out to go for the kids then slipped on blood and the knife flew out of his hand and into his head. I just loved the kills and the jokes he made before he killed one of them off. There ended up being 3 survivors though I won't say who they were. I'd really recommend this for anyone who's a fan of killer clown movies and gory comedies.

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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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1.85 : 1
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