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Title: Stitches
Directed by: Conor McMahon
Written by: Conor McMahon; David O'Brien
Produced by: John McKeon; Greg Newman; Badie Ali; Hamza Ali; Malik B. Ali; Anders Banke; Ruth Treacy; Julianne Forde; Brendan McCarthy; John McDonnell
Music by: Paul McDonnell
Cinematography: Patrick Jordan
Edited by: Chris Gill; Conor McMahon
Production company: Tailored Films
Fantastic Films
Distributed by: MPI Media Group
Dark Sky Films
Released: May 19th, 2012
Rating: R
Running time: 84 min.
Country: Ireland
Language: English

Stitches is an Irish independent horror film of the undead serial killer and comedy subgenres of horror with an emphasis on killer clowns. It was written and directed by Conor McMahon with a script that was co-written by David O'Brien. It was produced by Tailored Films and Fantastic Films and premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on May 19th, 2012. After doing the festival circuit in Europe, it opened to an extremely limited theatrical release in the United States on April 1st, 2013. It was released on DVD and Blu-ray the following day. Stitches stars Ross Noble as Richard "Stitches" Grindle, a clown for hire who suffers a fatal accident after being tormented by cruel children at a 10-year-old's birthday party. Several years later, Stitches is resurrected as an undead killer, who seeks to avenge himself against the little bastards who were indirectly responsible for his death.


Notes & Trivia

  • The tagline to this film is "You'll die laughing".
  • Filming on Stitches took place in Dublin and in Count Wicklow, Ireland. [1]
  • Director Conor McMahon won the category of Best Death and Midnight X-Treme Award at Fright-Fest 2012 and the Sitges - Catalan International Film Festival.
  • Stitches opened to limited theatrical release in the United States on April 1st, 2013.
  • Stitches was released on Blu-ray and on Region 1 DVD by Dark Sky Films on April 2nd, 2013.
  • On the Internet Movie Database, Stitches has a user score of 5.7/10 based on more than 9.4K votes.
  • On the movie review website Rotten Tomatoes, Stitches retains a Tomatometer rating of 42% "Rotten". It has an audience score of 40% based on more than 1,000 ratings.
  • Stitches has a rating of 2.8 on Letterboxd.
  • Editor Chris Gill has also worked on the British pseudo-zombie films 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later.



External Links


  1. IMDB; Stitches (I) (2012); Filming & Production.