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Why Terrifier 2
Is Almost
Too Brutal
For Some Horror Fans
While audiences have seen many slashers and killer clowns over the years, none have been quite like the pantomime Art the Clown from “Terrifier.” Its sequel, “Terrifier 2,” has been making headlines not just from the money the film has pulled in but also because of audiences’ strong reactions to the film.
According to USA Today, the film appears too extreme for some viewers, prompting them to either faint or resort to vomiting, with an ambulance being called to one theater. Steve Barton, the film’s executive producer, has gone so far as to tweet out a viewer discretion warning for the movie, urging caution for those faint of heart.
Although many horror movies would love to have this kind of reaction, director Damien Leone has mixed feelings about the movie bringing paramedics to the theaters. Leone said, “Listen, I would have loved to have a couple of walk-outs, I think that’s sort of a badge of honor because it is an intense movie [...] I don’t want people fainting, getting hurt during the movie.”
The violence in “Terrifier 2” will test the limits of its audience as they are forced to join Art as he revels in the brutal, agonizingly slow murders he commits. The sequel places a heavy emphasis on practical effects to find more horrifically creative methods of mutilating the human body, delivering an experience you will surely never forget.