Horror fans are a passionate bunch, and Terrifier director Damien Leone recently found out just how passionate they can be. After the highly successful release of Terrifier in 2016, Leone decided to finance the sequel fans have been clamoring for on Indiegogo.
With a strong fan following it was only a matter of time before a sequel would be announced. However, no one would have guessed the Indiegogo campaign to endorse the second film would meet its goal in less than 3 hours! In fact, it not only met its goal of $50,000, but the fans keep donating to the sequel as the deadline is far from closing in.
Since I began writing this article the donations have more than doubled the $50,000 mark!
Leone boasts; “We’re aiming to create a scene so shocking and iconic that people will talk about it for years to come.” If you have seen the first installment, we are in for an gorier ride in part 2!
The bare bones of the sequel have already been announced. Art the Clown will be terrifying a brother and sister, once again stalking them on Halloween night. As any good horror sequel, there is no doubt Leone will deliver on the gore. It is also safe to say Art the Clown will give us some new nightmares to haunt us.
If you are unfamiliar with Art the Clown, he first appeared in the film All Hollow’s Eve. The horror anthology was released in 2013 and was Damien Leone’s feature film directorial debut.
The role of Art the Clown was originally portrayed by actor Mike Giannelli. The role was later taken up by David Howard Thornton in the full length film Terrifier. Thornton picked up the reigns and ran with them. His successful pantomiming and gift for making a wide range of emotions brought Art to life in the most horrifying of ways.
In 2016 Terrifier was released. This time no longer as a short, but as a full length movie about the deranged clown. Arguably this is one of the bloodiest, goriest, and most disturbing films released in the past decade. Saying that, it is not surprising this movie achieved immediate cult classic status among the horror crowd. It pushed boundaries, contained wildly successful practical special fx, and was headed up by a very committed cast of actors.
With the success of the first installment, and the high anticipation of the sequel, only time will tell how far the Indiegogo campaign will climb. However one thing is for certain, Leone and Thornton will not fail to deliver a kick ass horror movie fans have been waiting for.
Check out the Indiegogo campaign for Terrifier 2 here!