How To Watch Terrifier 2 – Collider

Will the horror film be available to stream or is it exclusive to theaters?
The sequel to Terrifier was unleashed on thrill-seeking audiences on October 6, 2022, and now it's getting an extended stay at the theaters by popular demand. Terrifier 2 picks up where the first film left off, with Samantha Scaffidi reprising her role as the severely disfigured Victoria. Written, directed, and produced by Damien Leone, this will be the third feature film appearance for the antagonist, “Art the Clown.”
Art the Clown made his first appearance, not in the original Terrifier, but instead, in Damien Leone’s 2013 horror anthology, All Hallows’ Eve. Originally played by Mike Gianelli in Leone’s short films, Terrifier (2011) and The 9th Circle, the full-length movies Terrifier (2016) and Terrifier 2 will showcase David Howard Thornton as the killer clown.
At the end of the first Terrifier film, we learn that the movie’s events occur a year before the scene where the disfigured Victoria is being interviewed. After the police confront him, Art turns his gun on himself and commits suicide, but his body goes missing from the morgue.
The film has been in production since 2019, as Leone wanted the screenplay to have a broader scope than the first film and to focus more on a character-driven storyline. He stated he always wanted to create an adversary to Art the Clown that would mirror the relationship between the DC Universe’s Batman and Joker but wanted the hero to be dressed as an angel. Ironically, David Howard Thornton has plenty of experience playing homicidal clowns, from the first Terrifier movie as well as playing The Joker in the fan-film Nightwing: Escalation.
Leone was able to crowdsource the funding for a particularly expensive scene driven by practical effects. He launched an Indiegogo campaign with a goal of $50K and within the first week had raised over $125K. By the time the campaign ended, it grossed a total of $250K from private investors.
As Halloween creeps closer, it’s time to start planning what horror movies you want to watch! This guide will tell you where and when you will be able to watch Terrifier 2.
Editor's Note: This article was last updated on October 26 to include the latest streaming details.
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Terrifier 2 had its theatrical release on October 6, 2022. It had its world premiere at Fright Fest at the end of August this year and was met with generally positive feedback. The theatrical release was also quite popular, garnering an epic $1.4 million at the box office. In fact, it was so popular that the movie's theatrical run has been extended (twice!). Terrifier 2 got an extended run in 700+ theaters and has since expanded further to cover 1000 screens across the US. So if you haven't seen the film yet, now's your chance! You can visit the film's official website to find what theaters near you are playing the sequel with the following link:
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Absolutely! Terrifier 2 will be coming to streaming on Halloween day ie Monday, October 31, 2022. The movie's streaming home will be on Screambox, where you can also watch a whole lot of other great horror content as well.
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At the start of Terrifier 2, we learn that Art has been resurrected by a sinister entity and soon after sets his sights on two siblings to hunt on Halloween night.
While Samantha Scaffidi does return to reprise her role, she is not the main protagonist for Terrifier 2. Instead, Lauren LaVera (Iron Fist) is playing teenage Sienna Shaw (dressed as an angel for Halloween) alongside Elliott Fullam as her younger brother, Jonathan. The two of them will have to find a way to survive the night after Art the Clown begins to stalk them.
Terrifier 2 might be the movie that really put him on the map, but Art the Clown’s horrific earlier shenanigans are just as enjoyable for horror fans.
Terrifier (2016) – While the first Terrifier film was not Art’s first appearance, it is the direct predecessor to Terrifier 2. After a night of Halloween partying, two young women, Tara and Dawn (played by Jenna Kanell and Catherine Corcoran, respectively) find themselves terrorized by a man wearing an ominous clown costume. Their first encounter with him gives Tara the creeps, but when they try to leave, they discover that the tire on Dawn’s car has been slashed. Forced to wait for her sister to pick them up, Tara realizes she has to use the bathroom and asks a maintenance man from a nearby apartment building to let her inside to use the facilities. He is hesitant, but allows her inside, stating the entire building has been evacuated for a scheduled pest control treatment. Art the Clown shows up soon after and attacks the women, tormenting them for his twisted entertainment. By the time Tara’s sister, Victoria (Samantha Scaffidi), arrives to pick them up, she is too late and discovers Art hiding amidst his carnage. She will have to find a way to kill Art herself or survive long enough to be rescued.
All Hallows’ Eve (2013) – This is Mike Gianelli’s only full-length movie playing the role of Art the Clown, technically speaking. The film itself is an anthology comprised of 3 short stories encompassed in a 4th storyline. Starring Katie Maguire (Billions) as Sarah, a babysitter tasked with watching over siblings Tia and Timmy during and after trick-or-treating. She discovers an unmarked VHS in their bag of candy and decides to see what it contains. She plays the tape and discovers three short films, all featuring Art the Clown stalking, torturing, and killing various women. After the tape ends, Sarah turns the television off. Her phone rings and on the other side of the line is the voice of the woman from the last video, begging for her help. The television turns back on and Art appears on the screen, seemingly staring directly at her. He bangs on the glass, trying to break through the television, causing Sarah to pull the VHS out and destroy it. Unfortunately for her, it’s already too late…
Damien Leone has already confirmed he has plans to make a Terrifier 3, with David Howard Thornton reprising his role of Art the Clown. He’s also teased that he plans to have other installments that will further explain Art’s background and motives, and that he might even have enough material for Terrifier 3 to justify creating a fourth Terrifier movie in the future. Terrifying times are ahead of us indeed.
Dana Noraas is a Resource Writer for Collider. Her favorite genre is horror, but she will watch everything from Disney to Darren Aronofsky. She wrote and published her first book, “Lingering Things and Other Dark Tales” in 2018 and is currently working on the second book in the series. She can usually be found in her natural habitat; a dark cave somewhere in NEPA with a glass of red wine and two fuzzy companions by her side.


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