Terrifier is a 2016 American independent slasher film written, produced, and directed by Damien Leone. It stars David Howard Thornton, Jenna Kanell, Samantha Scaffidi, Catherine Corcoran, Matt McAllister, and Michael Leavy. Thornton portrays the murderous Art the Clown, who hunts three young women, played by Kannell, Scaffidi, and Corcoran, on Halloween. It is the second feature-film appearance of the Art the Clown character, after Leone's 2013 anthology film All Hallows' Eve, which incorporates footage from previous short films he also directed and that also feature the character.
Terrifier premiered at the Telluride Horror Show Film Festival in October 2016 before being picked up by Dread Central Presents and Epic Pictures for a limited theatrical release in March 2018. The film received mixed reviews, with praise directed towards the special effects and Thornton's performance as Art the Clown, while the writing was subject to criticism. The movie quickly became a cult film. A sequel, Terrifier 2, was released on October 6, 2022.
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