Terrifier 2

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 night. As the body count rises, the siblings fight to stay alive while uncovering the true nature of Art's evil intent.

  • Released:
  • Runtime: 138 minutes
  • Genre: Horror
  • Stars: David Howard Thornton, Lauren LaVera, Samantha Scaffidi, Casey Hartnett, Griffin Santopietro, Felissa Rose, Sarah Grace Sanders, Elliott Fullam, Tamara Glynn, Devon Roth, Charlie McElveen, Darsh Gandhi, Jenna Kanell, Catherine Corcoran, Katie Maguire, Jackie Adragna, Sarah Voigt, Amelie McLain, Michael Leavy, Rick Styczynski
  • Director: Damien Leone
  • alecsharratt-30092 - 12 January 2023
    The Terribler or maybe the Tropeifier (actually boring)
    I ended up skipping bits of the dialogue and whole scenes simply because of how boring it was. No one should have to describe a film like this a boring.

    The first film was amazing, I am a huge fan. I loved Art the clown in the first movie, he was... terrifying! The plot of the first film wasn't exactly complex but it put the characters in a peril they didn't recognise until it was too late.

    This film falls flat, lacks all the gravitas, tension and entertainment value of its predecessor.

    The plot is just a series of tropes rehashed in an unoriginal and bland sequence of forgettable nonsense. It feels like the stripped back old school gore / horror of the first film just got watered down (way down) into generic trash. There is nothing original or worthwhile in the entire 2 hours and 18min runtime. Although with all the skipping you will do, you will be lucky if you only have to sit though 1.5 hours of this tripe.

    Probably the worst tragedy this film this commits is absolutely destroying the protagonist, Art. Art was a great villain in the first movie, in this he is just a cheesy pale imitation. He's boring, predictable and the gore is frankly lame af.

    He relies on the characters being idiots and just standing and staring at him or doing the most unbelievable stuff. Even when the film kind of ramps up after AN HOUR AND A HALF, its not interesting or scary.

    Art actually takes a hostage at one point, seriously wtf? His random and ad hoc attacks in the first film made him far more scary. Put him in daylight on full view and it just loses everything that made it good.

    Is there gore? Yes, but it loses the impact the first film had and just seems like its just there because it needs to be. Gore does not equal horror unfortunately for this film.

    The film makes very little sense, its very confused about what it is and is trying to achieve and fails to deliver on every front. Complete waste of time and they ruined a great protagonist. This is basically Halloween 18 (or whatever the latest one would be).

    Don't bother.
  • pipescreamsproductions - 6 January 2023
    Not just a brilliant film, but an inspiring filmmaker.
    Could it be better than the first?

    Hell yes.

    Loved EVERYTHING about this one, even the length.

    The gore was spot on, the violence up to 11.

    There were some genuinely funny moments but that just added to Art's creepiness as you never knew what he would do next.

    The characters were brilliant, I thought they were all fleshed out and more rounded and of course Siena was a wonderful new Final Girl but personally I adored Jonathan.

    If you listen to Damien talk about this film, you'll know it was as much of a journey for him as it is the characters. They grew and matured as so did his talent. You'd never know it had taken years to make, there's no obvious continuity issues or blatant changes.

    The FX are again spot on and seamless - I don't envy him the job of topping the bedroom scene in T3 but I have total faith he'll bring it.

    Were we left with burning questions?


    Was it purposefully ambiguous to the extent of being annoying or was it like a cliff hanger keeping us dangling and hopeful for the sequel? Obviously the latter. Again Damien has always been open about having far more to tell so there's no way he would have given us all the answers in T2. You have to leave your audience wanting more.

    T2 has won the hearts of many, many fans. The box office and streaming numbers prove that. Art is no longer just a cult classic hero, he is a legit horror icon.

    Personally for me, Damien has done more than given us another brilliant film. He has shown us what can be achieved with passion and determination. He has allowed us to dream. As a fledgling indie filmmaker myself, Damien has not only lit a fire in my belly, but he has made me believe I can follow my dreams. Listen to one of his interviews where he talks about his love of the genre. Listen to him talk about watching horror with his mum as a kid and self teaching himself all the makeup effects and how to make a film. Then see what he's achieved. And tell me that isn't just impressive as hell, but that he doesn't inspire you to want to chase your dreams and smash your goals too. And now, go do that.