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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
18
Cast
Ross Noble
Tommy Knight
Gemma-Leah Devereux
Lorna Dempsey.
Directors
Conor McMahon.
Screenwriters
Conor McMahon
David O'Brien.
Running Time
85 minutes

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Stitches
Not for coulrophobics


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Plot
Stitches the clown (Noble) comes back from the dead to wreak vengeance on the partygoers responsible for his death.


Review
Stitches
Stitches the clown (Ross Noble), killed during a children’s party, returns from the grave for revenge when teenager Tom (Tommy Knight) finally gets past the trauma to have another birthday bash. An ’80s-style gore movie from director Conor McMahon (Dead Meat), this goes for gross whether pinching zits or tying balloon animals from intestines. It does deliver the full quota of ugh-inducing effects, but tends to trip over its clown shoes when it tries to be too funny or scary. The young leads Knight and Gemma-Leah Devereux aren’t too bad, though.


Verdict
Deeply icky on many different levels, with Ross Noble's feature debut illuminated by stomach-churning effects.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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