Reviews Review: ‘Terrifier’ is One of the Most Unnerving, Pure Horror Films of the Year Published 7 months ago on April 2, 2018 By Gareth Paterson Share Tweet Just when you thought the concept of a killer clown had been all used up, here comes one of the most unnerving, pure horror films of the year. Two women are terrorised on Halloween by Art the Clown, a black and white painted harlequin who gets covered in more and more blood splatter as the night progresses. What makes Terrifier stand out from other killer clown movies is the sheer horrifying nature of Art. He’s pure nightmare fuel. He is a character that will literally get under your skin. His disturbing smile and unpredictability make him one of the most interesting characters to come out of the horror genre in quite some time. The violence is unashamedly gratuitous. Where some films would have a character shot once in the head, here they are shot six times as we see their face pop on screen. In Terrifier the death scenes go that extra mile. They are gleefully grisly and showcase how effective modern practical effects can be. The filmmakers do their best to subvert our expectations while still keeping the story grounded. We have no idea what Art will do next. Damien Leone shows great promise as a director. The cast also do a terrific job. It goes without saying that David Howard Thornton is the star of the show as Art. Terrifier is horrific while still being able to pull off moments of dark humour. It doesn’t waste any time in long set-ups. It gets right down to business with a short build up and long chase between a screaming woman and a demented clown. It takes the slasher sub-genre back to its roots, before it became diluted by hybrid genre and Wes Craven inspired meta-humour. It’s a fun thrill ride ideally watched with friends after a couple of drinks. Related Topics: Up Next Review: ‘For The Love of The Boogeyman: 40 Years of Halloween’ Documentary Don't Miss Review: ‘Hellraiser: Judgement’ Gives Promise for the Franchise to Continue Continue Reading Advertisement You may like Click to comment Facebook Advertisement Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0T8C3JIJLA&t=22s Twitter Follow @DUHDNews Advertisement Latest Popular Videos News2 days ago Official ‘Death House’ Trailer, Bloody Imagery, and Poster Awakens Hell News3 days ago ‘Halloween’ – The Face of Pure Evil Featurette Focuses on the New Mask News3 days ago Dakota Johnson Gives Her Soul to the Dance in New ‘Suspiria’ Clip News3 days ago Mezco Toyz Releasing New 15″ Mega Scale Talking Pennywise ‘IT’ Figure News4 days ago Featurette Tells the Story of Sabrina Spellman in Netflix’s “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” News3 weeks ago ‘Halloween’ Writer Danny McBride Has Ideas for Potential Sequel News2 weeks ago Rob Zombie Shares New Photo of Sid Haig as Captain Spaulding in ‘Three From Hell’ Blu-Ray & DVD4 weeks ago Tom Savini’s 1990 ‘Night of the Living Dead’ Remake is Available Again on U.S. Blu-Ray News2 weeks ago New Video Takes You Behind-the-Scenes of David Gordon Green’s ‘Halloween’ News2 weeks ago Church is Resurrected in First Photos from the ‘Pet Sematary’ Remake! Advertisement Trending Horror Lists3 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News1 year ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News1 year ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD1 year ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News1 year ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News1 year ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News1 year ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News1 year ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!