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Terrifier (2016)

Directed by:
Damien Leone

COUNTRY
USA

Genre
Horror/Slasher

NORWEGIAN TITLE
Terrifier

RUNNING TIME
86 minutes

Produced by:
Phil Falcone
Damien Leone
George Steuber

Written by:
Damien Leone


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Tara Heyes Jenna Kanell
Vicky Heyes Samantha Scaffidi -
Dawn Catheringe Corcoran -
Art the Clown David Howard Thornton

 

Review

The budget is visibly low, the script badly underdeveloped, and the creativity dries up quite some time before the ending... but this "home made" slasher is still rather impressive and features a couple of well-made, gruelling scenes. The filmmaker is called Damien Leone, who after having made two previous low-budget horror movies was able to get this one off the ground through crowdfunding. His antagonist, Art the Clown, is a remnant from Leone's first anthology film All Hallows' Eve. But although Art has his very own quirks and peculiarities, he is basically just another killer clown, with little in terms of personality or background. This is one of the reasons why Terrifier becomes flat and dull long before the finish line. The three girls the killer is chasing can only scream so much before we figure out that this is all they're ever going to be able to do. Leone is clever enough to include small bits of absurdist comedy interspersed in all the blood and gore, just to give us some added fun, but with one single set and one single mode for the final 45 minutes of running time, the film will surely wear out even the most enthusiastic horror fan.

Copyright 23.12.2022 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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