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 News13 hours ago Jamie Lee Curtis Promises “Sensational” End to the ‘Halloween’ Trilogy News2 days ago James Wan Produced ‘Mortal Kombat’ Movie Begins Filming in Australia Blu-Ray & DVD3 days ago 88 Films Bringing Jamie Lee Curtis Slasher ‘Terror Train’ to UK Blu-Ray This November Blu-Ray & DVD3 days ago 88 Films Releasing ‘Christmas Evil’ on UK Blu-Ray This December Blu-Ray & DVD5 days ago Rob Zombie’s ‘3 From Hell’ Brings the Carnage to Blu-Ray and Digital in the UK This October News6 days ago Blumhouse’s ‘Halloween Kills’ Begins Filming Today in Wilmington, North Carolina News3 weeks ago Scene-Stealer Jibrail Nantambu Will Return for ‘Halloween Kills’ and ‘Halloween Ends’ News4 weeks ago Charles Cyphers Rumored to Appear in Blumhouse’s ‘Halloween Kills’ News3 weeks ago Anthony Michael Hall Will Play Tommy Doyle in ‘Halloween Kills’ News2 weeks ago Kyle Richards Will Reprise Her Role as Lindsey Wallace in ‘Halloween Kills’ News13 hours ago Jamie Lee Curtis Promises “Sensational” End to the ‘Halloween’ Trilogy News1 week ago [Trailer] Blumhouse’s ‘Black Christmas’ Remake Unwraps a Masked Killer News2 weeks ago ‘Gretel & Hansel’ Teaser Trailer and Poster Awakens Blood-Curdling Witch News1 month ago [Trailer] John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ Returns to Theaters This Fall! News1 month ago Shudder’s “Creepshow” Series to Get Its Own Maze at Universal Studios Hollywood 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!