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Stitches review

Ross Noble stars as a scary clown in this Halloween crowd-pleaser

If Psychoville didn't exist, Stitches would be hilarious.

Instead, in the shadow of that show’s conspicuously similar Mr Jelly, Ross Noble’s shit clown (catchphrase: “oh fer fuck’s sake”) has to settle for just being very funny.

Following a freak accident at a children’s party, this horror comedy sees the titular entertainer rise from the dead to wreak revenge riding a tiny bike.

The kills are inventive but Noble’s baggy trousered butcher is too sympathetic, and his teenage victims too generic for this to be in anyway scary.

A Halloween crowd-pleaser that’s missing a few tricks and treats.

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Rosie is the former editor of Total Film, before she moved to be the Special Edition Editor for the magazine group at Future. After that she became the Movies Editor at Digital Spy, and now she's the UK Editor of Den of Geek. She's an experienced movie and TV journalist, with a particular passion for horror.