Three days ago, we told you all to be on the lookout for a major announcement regarding the follow-up to Terrifier, the smash horror hit from 2018 released by Dread Presents (the horror distribution arm of our parent company, Epic Pictures). Well, here it is:
Terrifier 2 has secured preliminary funding and will begin shooting this Fall! In the coming days, look for an Indiegogo campaign being launched that will offer fans some incredible perks, including an opportunity to be “killed” on film by Terrifier‘s central villain, Art the Clown (played by David Howard Thornton).
Terrifier writer/director Damien Leone made the announcement on Facebook. You can read it in its entirety below.
Thank you all very much for your patience! We are thrilled to finally announce that Terrifier 2 is funded and slated to begin filming in the fall of this year! 🤡🤘 Our production company Dark Age Cinema is producing one again which means the inmates are still running the asylum. We are unchained and unrestricted, so rest assured, Terrifier 2 will be merciless, no holds barred follow-up you’ve been hoping for. If you thought we pushed the envelope in part 1…you haven’t seen anything yet.
Now since the scope of Terrifier 2 is 10x bigger than the original, we can still really use your help! Thankfully, we’ve gotten numerous requests at conventions and on social media to launch a crowdfunding campaign for the sequel so that is our goal! In the coming weeks, we will launch a small Indiegogo campaign with the hopes of raising some much needed additional funds.
Perks will range from social media shout outs to screen worn Art the Clown accessories, to even being killed by the man himself in Terrifier 2! If we reach our goal, the proceeds will go towards the biggest and most mind-blowing scene in the script which requires an unprecedented amount of special effects, extras, and stunts. Now although I cannot spoil the details of the scene, try to imagine if Art the Clown was in charge of the prom mayhem in Carrie! With your help, we can truly turn this scene into an unforgettable piece of horror cinema. More information to follow as well as the first glimpse of the official Terrifier 2 poster!
Again, we want to thank you from the bottom of our black hearts for your constant support and patience. We mean it when we say, the success of Terrifier is based solely on the dedication of our fanbase. In return, we want you to be involved every step of the way and we promise to deliver a film that surpasses your expectations! Now if I may tease you with one more thing, here is a snippet from the official Terrifier 2 synopsis:
“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. Pray you don’t get in his way.”
If you still haven’t experienced the unbridled insanity of Terrifier, you can pick up a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, HERE. Check out the synopsis and trailer below.
Based on a character from the cult anthology, All Hallows Eve, the gory 80’s slasher throwback takes place on Halloween night as the demented Art the Clown sets his sights on terrorizing two girls and anyone else that gets in his way.
In addition to Thornton, Terrifier stars Jenna Kanell, Samantha Scaffidi, and Catherine Corcoran.