Back in 2013, the horror world was introduced to Art the Clown in the horror anthology All Hallows' Eve, and last year, Damien Leone gave the character his own spin-off with Terrifier. The film received heaps of praise for its "back to the basics" approach, no holds barred brutality and one hell of a great performance by David Howard Thornton as Art the Clown.
We recently learned that Leone had finished the script for and was planning to make Terrifier 2, and in an update from the film's official Facebook page, Leone announced that it's officially happening!
In the sequel, "After being resurrected by a sinister entity, Art the Clown returns to Miles County where he must hunt down and destroy a teenage girl and her younger brother on Halloween."
The rest of the update reads:
“Thank you all very much for your patience! We are thrilled to finally announce that Terrifier 2 is funded and slated to begin filming in the fall of this year! Our production company Dark Age Cinema is producing one again which means the inmates are still running the asylum. We are unchained and unrestricted, so rest assured, Terrifier 2 will be the merciless, no holds barred follow-up you’ve been hoping for. If you thought we pushed the envelope in part 1…you haven’t seen anything yet.”
“Now since the scope of Terrifier 2 is 10x bigger than the original, we can still really use your help! Thankfully, we’ve gotten numerous requests at conventions and on social media to launch a crowdfunding campaign for the sequel so that is our goal! In the coming weeks we will launch a small Indiegogo campaign with the hopes of raising some much needed additional funds.”
“Perks will range from social media shout outs to screen worn Art the Clown accessories, to even being killed by the man himself in Terrifier 2! If we reach our goal, the proceeds will go towards the biggest and most mind blowing scene in the script which requires an unprecedented amount of special effects, extras and stunts. Now although I cannot spoil the details of the scene, try to imagine if Art the Clown was in charge of the prom mayhem in Carrie! With your help, we can truly turn this scene into an unforgettable piece of horror cinema.”
“Again, we want to thank you from the bottom of our black hearts for your constant support and patience. We mean it when we say, the success of Terrifier is based solely on the dedication of our fanbase. In return, we want you to be involved every step of the way and we promise to deliver a film that surpasses your expectations!”
Say tuned for more details!