Reviews Review: ‘Terrifier’ is One of the Most Unnerving, Pure Horror Films of the Year Published 10 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Franchise to Continue Advertisement You may like Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Facebook Advertisement Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0T8C3JIJLA&t=22s Twitter Follow @DUHDNews Advertisement Latest Popular Videos News6 hours ago Horror Short ‘Knock Knock Knock Knock’ Homages Dario Argento, Mario Bava and Lucio Fulci News2 days ago Kane Hodder is Back in New Horror Film ‘Knifecorp’ With Felissa Rose News4 days ago ‘Escape From New York’ Co-Writer Nick Castle Shares Thoughts on Reboot News4 days ago Michael Myers Watches Allyson as She Encounters a Hanging Dog in Haunting Deleted Scene News5 days ago Original Michael Myers Nick Castle “Would Love” to Reprise the Role in Next ‘Halloween’ Sequel News4 days ago Michael Myers Watches Allyson as She Encounters a Hanging Dog in Haunting Deleted Scene News4 weeks ago Horror Legend Dee Wallace Has Joined the Cast of Cuyle Carvin’s ‘Dolls’ News2 weeks ago Deleted Scene from ‘Halloween’ Reveals What Happened to Cameron Blu-Ray & DVD5 days ago Tom Holland’s ‘Fright Night’ Gets an Unlimited US Blu-Ray Release from Sony News3 weeks ago New Line’s ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ Reimagining is Still Happening News6 hours ago Horror Short ‘Knock Knock Knock Knock’ Homages Dario Argento, Mario Bava and Lucio Fulci News4 days ago Michael Myers Watches Allyson as She Encounters a Hanging Dog in Haunting Deleted Scene News2 weeks ago Jackson Robert Scott is Possessed by an Evil Entity in the New Trailer for ‘The Prodigy’ News2 weeks ago Official Trailer for ‘Blood Bound’ Plays With Dark Magic News2 weeks ago Rachel Escapes the Police in New Clip from Body Horror ‘Lifechanger’ Advertisement Trending Horror Lists3 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News2 years ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News2 years ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! News2 years ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon Blu-Ray & DVD2 years ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News2 years ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News2 years ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News2 years ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!