FILM: Stitches (18)

Richard Grindle (Ross Noble) is a sleazy clown working the children’s party circuit in Ireland under his stage name Stitches.

He is far from a shining example of wholesome family entertainment and arrives late to one party to the obvious annoyance of the parents who have booked him.

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Stitches’ timing is awry for the entire party and the children in attendance drive him to the brink of distraction so it’s little surprise when a prank goes horribly wrong and Stitches ends up with a kitchen knife wedged in his body.

He dies from his unfortunate injuries. Years later, the same kids including Tom (Tommy Knight) and Kate (Gemma-Leah Devereux) attend a party, unaware that Stitches will once again be guest of honour, only this time, he intends to give all of the youngsters the present of an early grave.

Released: October 26 (UK & Ireland, selected cinemas), 86 mins