Terrifier is the predecessor of Terrifier 2, a horror film that has been on the rise since its debut in American theaters earlier this month. If you’ve heard about scary movies causing fainting and vomiting, Terrifier is one of the movies that can make you throw up.
What film is making people sick in the cinema? According to social media reports, the explicit scenes of deaths and bleeding made viewers in the rooms sick. The movie’s first title can easily be seen on different online streaming platforms in case you want to take a look at the movie outside of the cinema.
Where to watch Terrifier
It is available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video and for rent on YouTube, Microsoft, and Apple iTunes. The film has a score of 5.6 on IMDb and a 56% critical approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, both of which are “rotten” according to the website. Director Damien Leone’s (All Hallow’s Eve) story follows a murderous clown who stalks his victims on Halloween. If you have a strong stomach and want to face the challenge, check out more information about the franchise below.
The first film in the saga was commercially released in 2018 in the United States. In the movie, a black-and-white clown named Art (David Howard Thornton) follows young Dawn (Catherine Corcoran), Vicky (Samantha Scaffidi), and Tara Heyes (Jenna Kanell) on Halloween night. What they don’t know is that the villain was responsible for a massacre on the previous Halloween and wants to repeat the act.
The killer clown first appeared in the 2008 short film The 9th Circle, which Damien Leone directed. In 2013, the horror anthology All Hallow’s Eve showed three stories where Art is the antagonist. The main feature of the villain is his dark and silent smile, he interacts only with mimics and words written in blood.
All films in the franchise are independent, starring unknown actors, and made with production companies and distributors on the indie horror circuit. However, the Terrifying franchise has made its way into popular culture through festival screenings and merchandise licensing.
What’s scary about Terrifier 2?
In the sequel to Terrifying, Art the Clown becomes an urban legend in the city where the events of the first film take place. After an inactive year, he returns on Halloween night to pursue the young Sienna Shaw (Lauren LaVera), whose brother Jonathan (Elliott Fullam) makes a costume for Art (against his mother and sister), which catches the attention of the clown.
The expectation for the second chapter of the saga made Terrifier 2 raise US$ 400,000 in its debut alone, on the 6th, when it was shown in 900 cinemas in the United States. With the arrival of the public, there were also reports on social networks that some of the spectators vomited and fainted when seeing strong scenes of violence.
Violence from the first movie
Already in the first film of the saga, the murders and torture in the work impressed the public due to the explicit violence and the graphic realism of the scenes. In one of the moments of Terrifying, Art the Clown soils the bathroom of a restaurant with feces. In another, the killer saws one of his victims in half, hanging him upside down. In the film’s trailer, one of the protagonists is shown being whipped by the villain.
People say that the movie is a mix of the slasher subgenre—movies about psychopaths who kill people—and the splatter subgenre—movies that show blood, mutilation, and torture. Examples include the Halloween (1978), Nightmare Night (1981), and Saw (2004) franchises.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Damien Leone described the hype surrounding his work as “wonderful and overwhelming.” “Every morning I wake up, it’s like Christmas morning.” However, the director stated that he doesn’t want “people to pass out, vomit, or hurt themselves with the film.” But this repercussion is surreal!
Among critics, Terrific 2 has a score of 7.4 on IMDb and critical approval of 89% on Rotten Tomatoes, in addition to 90% approval among the public.