Reviews Review: ‘Terrifier’ is One of the Most Unnerving, Pure Horror Films of the Year Published 2 years 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 Art the Clown Drowns the Set in Blood in New Behind-the-Scenes Images from ‘Terrifier 2’ [Image] David Howard Thornton Teases Bloody ‘Terrifier 2’ Scene That He Says Rivals the Hacksaw Scene A Decade of Genre Greats: We Look Back at Horror Movies of the 2010s New Behind-the-Scenes Shot from the Set of ‘Terrifier 2’ Reveals a Bloody Art the Clown New Behind-the-Scenes Image Shows the Creation of Art the Clown on the Set of ‘Terrifier 2’ Art the Clown Returns on the Set of Damien Leone‘s ‘Terrifier 2’ Comments Advertisement Facebook Featured Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UoSqJFMS-A&t=20s Advertisement Latest Popular Videos News3 days ago Blumhouse is About to Begin Working on ‘Halloween Ends’ News4 days ago ‘Revenge of the Living Dead’ Graphic Novel is a Sequel to ‘Return of the Living Dead’ News4 days ago Producer Jason Blum Says ‘Halloween Kills’ Feels Like a Complete Movie Blu-Ray & DVD5 days ago Stephen King’s ‘Doctor Sleep’ Getting Limited Edition Director’s Cut on 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray in the UK News5 days ago [Image] Tate Steinsiek’s ‘Castle Freak’ Remake to World Premiere at Chattanooga Film Festival News3 weeks ago Non-Spoiler Details from Thursday Nights Test Screening of ‘Halloween Kills’ News2 weeks ago James Jude Courtney Talks ‘Halloween Kills’ Intensity: “We Pumped Up the Volume on This One” News4 weeks ago Blumhouse’s ‘Halloween Kills’ Will Test Screen This Thursday in Los Angeles News1 week ago Jason Blum Says the Canvas of ‘Halloween Kills’ is Very Large News3 days ago Blumhouse is About to Begin Working on ‘Halloween Ends’ News2 weeks ago [Trailer] Eric Dean Hordes’ Throwback Horror ‘Trolls World’ Brings Back ‘Troll 2’ Actor George Hardy News2 weeks ago James Jude Courtney Talks ‘Halloween Kills’ Intensity: “We Pumped Up the Volume on This One” News3 weeks ago [Trailer] Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson Team to Solve Grisly Murders in ‘Spiral: From the Book of Saw’ News1 month ago Jamie Lee Curtis Had to Adapt to Some Limitations and Interesting Changes in ‘Halloween Kills’ News1 month ago [Video] Anthony Michael Hall Says ‘Halloween Kills’ is “Really Intense” Trending Editorials4 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News3 years ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News3 years ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD3 years ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News3 years ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News3 years ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News3 years ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News3 years ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!