Looking Ahead: Anticipating the Release of Terrifier 3 in 2024

News - 28 December 2023
As 2023 comes to a close, we reflect on a remarkable year for cinema and look ahead to the most anticipated films set to hit theaters in 2024. Among the highly anticipated releases is the return of a beloved horror character, Art the Clown. Known for his chilling portrayal in the Terrifier series, Art, played by David Howard Thornton, captured audiences in last year's Terrifier 2.

Now, fans eagerly await his return in the upcoming third installment.nnDirector Damien Leone first introduced Art the Clown in his short films The 9th Circle (2008) and Terrifier (2011) before featuring the character in his feature film All Hallows Eve. However, it was the Terrifier films that truly catapulted Art to horror icon status.

Despite limited resources, Leone was able to finance Terrifier 2 through donations, exceeding expectations by grossing over $15 million worldwide. The overwhelming success quickly paved the way for a sequel.nnIn Terrifier 3, Art the Clown resurfaces to wreak havoc on the unsuspecting residents of Miles County during the Christmas season.

Returning cast members include Lauren LaVera and Elliott Fullam as Sienna and Jonathan Shaw, as well as Samantha Scaffidi reprising her role as Victoria. The post-credits scene of Terrifier 2 hinted at Victoria's unexpected pregnancy by a resurrected Art, setting the stage for a thrilling continuation of the story. Additionally, professional wrestler Chris Jericho is set to return for the third installment, adding to the excitement surrounding the film.

nnFollowing the triumph of Terrifier 2, numerous film studios expressed interest in financing the sequel. However, Leone remained steadfast in retaining creative control over his horror series, refusing lucrative offers to maintain the integrity of the franchise. The decision to self-finance Terrifier 3 underscores Leone's commitment to preserving the vision and authenticity of the beloved character and storyline.

nnAnticipation is already building for the release of Terrifier 3 in October of the upcoming year in American theaters. Fans can expect the return of Art the Clown in all his sinister glory as he embarks on a new reign of terror just in time for the holiday season. Stay tuned for further updates on the exact Dutch release date as more information becomes available.

nnIn conclusion, the return of Art the Clown in Terrifier 3 promises to captivate audiences once again with its chilling narrative and thrilling performances. As we look forward to the new year, cinema enthusiasts can eagerly anticipate the release of this highly anticipated sequel and the continuation of Art's terrifying legacy on the big screen.