Terrifier 3 Release Date: The chilling, silent figure of Art the Clown will soon reappear, courtesy of filmmaker Damien Leone, in the much-anticipated third installment of the Terrifier franchise. The original 2018 film, produced on a shoestring budget of $35,000, swiftly garnered a cult following among indie horror enthusiasts for its raw violence and practical special effects. The film’s triumph sparked the creation of Terrifier 2, funded through a successful IndieGogo campaign that raked in over $250,000 from devoted supporters.
Confirmed to be in pre-production, Terrifier 3 promises an even more substantial budget, reportedly a “low-mid seven-figure” amount according to Priscilla Smith, president of The Coven, a French distribution company. The goal? To reach for an Oscar, building upon the fan-led campaign that aimed for Terrifier 2’s nomination.
Release and Viewing Details for ‘Terrifier 3’
Mark your calendars for October 25, 2024, when Terrifier 3 is slated to haunt theaters, aligning perfectly with the Halloween season. Following Terrifier 2’s box office triumph, Cineverse, the entertainment company, secured North American distribution rights for the film and plans a broad theatrical release. Post-theatrical run, fans can catch the film exclusively on Cineverse’s streaming service, Screambox.
Teaser Trailer and Plot Details
Early birds attending the re-release of Terrifier 2 witnessed a sneak peek of the teaser trailer for Terrifier 3. The two-minute trailer introduces a chilling Christmas Eve encounter between a child and Art the Clown himself.
While plot specifics remain veiled, leaks from the first poster and teaser trailer indicate a Christmas setting. Damien Leone hinted at escalating extreme violence and gore levels in this iteration, possibly extending into a fourth installment. The film is expected to delve deeper into Art the Clown’s origins and unused ideas from prior films.
Cast and Return of Familiar Faces
David Howard Thornton reprises his spine-chilling role as Art the Clown, joined by Lauren LaVera, continuing her character Sienna Shaw’s transformative journey from the previous film. Leone teases a biblical clash between good and evil, enriching the narrative with supernatural undertones.
Insights into Art the Clown and Previous Films Availability
Art the Clown, an enigmatic and silent killer, made his first appearance in Damien Leone’s short films before taking center stage in the Terrifier series. His motives and mysterious origins add depth to the character, while his supernatural tendencies heighten the suspense.
The previous films featuring Art the Clown are available on various streaming platforms. “All Hallow’s Eve” and “Terrifier” can be streamed on platforms like Tubi, Vudu, and YouTube. Meanwhile, “Terrifier 2” awaits eager viewers on Prime Video.