Reviews Review: ‘Terrifier’ is One of the Most Unnerving, Pure Horror Films of the Year Published 1 year 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:Damien LeoneDavid Howard ThorntonTerrifier 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 Damien Leone Says ‘Terrifier 2’ Will Feature “Shocking and Iconic” Scene of Mass Casualties Art the Clown is Back! ‘Terrifier 2’ Officially Launches Indiegogo Campaign Damian Leone’s ‘Terrifier 2’ Begins Filming Fall This Year; Plot Details Revealed! Official ‘Terrifier 2’ Facebook Page Promising a Big Announcement Next Week! Broke Horror Fan Brings ‘Terrifier’ and ‘Book of Monsters’ to Limited Edition VHS David Howard Thornton Says ‘Terrifier 2’ is Going to Be “Bigger and Crazier” Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Advertisement Facebook Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNZEMdODcq4 Advertisement Latest Popular Videos News20 hours ago New ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Stills Feature Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton News22 hours ago Rob Zombie Shares the Official ‘3 From Hell’ Poster Artwork News1 day ago Grab Some Must-Have “Creepshow” Merchandise from the Official Store! News2 days ago Shudder’s “Creepshow” TV Series Presents the Official Poster Featuring the Creep! News2 days ago Official Trailer for Rob Zombie’s ‘3 From Hell’ Dishes Out Brutal Justice! News3 weeks ago According to Keep NC Film, ‘Halloween 2’ Will Shoot Soon in Wilmington, North Carolina News4 weeks ago Bret Hart and Corey Feldman Team for Horror Anthology ‘Tales from the Dead Zone’ News7 days ago Nick Castle Teases Possible ‘Halloween’ Announcement Coming This Weekend! News4 weeks ago ‘Halloween’ Sequel to Begin Shooting This Fall, Aiming for October 2020 Release Date News1 week ago Danielle Harris Hopes for ‘Halloween’ Return as Jamie! News2 days ago Official Trailer for Rob Zombie’s ‘3 From Hell’ Dishes Out Brutal Justice! News3 weeks ago [Trailer] ‘The Mummy Rebirth’ Wreaks Havoc on DVD and Digital This August News4 weeks ago [Trailer] ‘The Night Sitter’ Summons a Trio of Witches Known as The Three Mothers News4 weeks ago ‘Scream’ Slasher Icon Ghostface Returns in the Full ‘Dead by Daylight’ Trailer! News1 month ago Danny Torrance Returns to the Overlook Hotel in First Trailer for Mike Flanagan’s ‘Doctor Sleep’ Trending Editorials3 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! Blu-Ray & DVD2 years ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News2 years ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon 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!