Horror Review: Terrifier (2018)

A maniacal clown named Art, terrorizes three young women on Halloween night and everyone else who stands in his way.

If ‘Pennywise’, ‘Killjoy’, ‘Twisty’, ‘Captain Spaulding’ or even John Wayne Gacy’s ‘Pogo’ didn’t give you even just a slight fear of clowns, then I think that ‘Art’ might be the one to just do it!

I was first made aware of the aforementioned ‘Art’ character in a short film also called “Terrifier” from 2011, I was seriously excited when a full feature was announced starring the character but in all honesty the 2013 release of “All Hallows’ Eve” left me a little disappointed, I knew there was more potential in the character though.
So when news of this release came out there was a little trepidation, but I wanted to give this character another go. I mean I love his characteristics and mannerisms but I just felt that the previous film was a little lacklustre and lacked a proper direction, so this was the chance to finally give us the movie that we all wanted.
Fortunately for us this was the redemption we were after, this film finally took the potential we knew it had and it truly delivered. The character of ‘Art’ is absolutely terrifying, the aforementioned characteristics and mannerisms bring so much life to what is essentially a mute character, Actor David Thornton really does make him such a sinister character.
Even though the film is obviously restrained by its budget, Writer/Director Damien Leone utilizes what he does have extremely well. The practical effects are a very welcome surprise for any Horror veteran, it has a great throwback feel that I loved and plenty of gore to satisfy gore hounds who want something brutal and not laughable.
“Terrifier” is a highly entertaining feature but I must warn you that it’s not for the weak stomached, it’s a slasher that doesn’t hold back and is unapologetic for it.
If you want to see the “Terrifier” trailer then just click on the video below:

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