If there is any film that I have been excited about, it's Stitches. Starring Ross Noble as a murderous clown, it has already seen a release across the pond in the UK, and the more I have seen of it, the more I want to see the film. The good news is that MPI/Dark Sky Films will be releasing it on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and VOD on April 2nd. Prior to that, Stitches will be playing theatrically in select cities on April Fools Day, April 1st. More on the release below.
New York, NY (February 19, 2013) – World renowned British standup comedian Ross Noble stars as a murderous kids’ birthday party clown for Director Conor McMahon (Dead Meat, The Disturbed) in STITCHES, debuting with special April Fools’ Day screenings in select cities on April 1, 2013. For fans who can’t catch the rampage on the big screen, STITCHES will be available on VOD, Digital Download, Blu-ray™, and DVD on April 2 from MPI /Dark Sky Films.
Years after a cruel kids’ prank during a birthday party for 8-year-old Tommy (Tommy Knight, Doctor Who, The Sarah Jane Adventures) left hired clown Richard “Stitches” Grindle (Ross Noble) dead on the kitchen floor, the childhood friends gather to plan a birthday bash to end all bashes. But they haven’t counted on the degenerate jester rising from the grave to seek vengeance on the children who mocked him and caused his grisly, untimely end.
Now Tommy and his teenage friends are on the run from an undead jokester who’s ready to use every trick in the book (and many that aren’t) to exact his revenge. Dead Meat writer-director Conor McMahon delivers a delirious slasher epic, a hilariously twisted and blood-soaked tale of one very bad clown with a talent for making balloon animals – but with one very hideous difference.
Winner of the Best Death Scene prize at Fright Fest, and also an Official Selection at the Sitges, Telluride and Brussels film festivals.
Red-carpet screenings will be held in New York and Los Angeles to mark the film’s release, with star Tommy Knight in attendance. STITCHES is an original Dark Sky Films production in partnership with Fantastic Films, Tailored Films and The Irish Film Board.