Initially, often inspired by literature, horror films are mostly centered around eliciting a psychological response that reeks of fear and ghastliness. Horror has existed as a film genre for centuries. And ever since the phenomenal popularity of harrowing clowns, producers just can’t stay away from producing more films about clowns.
Because let’s face it, it’s what the crowd (not if you’re coulrophobic) wants. Every other person roaming the streets on Halloween was seen parading in a Pennywise attire.
As we gear up for the release of new films later this year, and just when you thought the “killer clown” had died down… A new trailer for a film called “Terrifier” just dropped.
The trailer is absolutely blood-curdling…
Terrifier is all set to release on April 9th. The film is directed by Damien Leone and is based on a short film which he recently released.
The official synopsis of the film reads: “Terrifier is the story of the maniacal Art the Clown, who terrorizes three young women on Halloween, butchering everyone who stands in his way.”
“In grand Halloween tradition, we see the night he came home in all its gory glory, in a place where nobody floats and everyone dies. Art really is the clown who will haunt your nightmares.”
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Here’s what Leone had to say when he was asked about how he came up with the concept for Art, the Clown:
“One day, this idea just popped into my head about a young woman being harassed on a city bus in the middle of the night by this psychopathic clown.”
“His antics slowly go from playful to threatening until he’s eventually trying to stick her with a needle. What could be more nightmarish? This essentially became the opening of my short film The 9th Circle which was the first introduction to Art.”
He further explained how the film differs from the original short film:
“It’s longer, scarier, sicker, bloodier and has more victims.
“I did try my best to keep the feature as close to the short as possible in terms of simplicity and tone. The short was brutal and intense and once the action started, it didn’t let up.
“If I could cut out as much filler as possible and make the entire feature feel like the last 20 minutes of most slasher films, then I felt we’d be on the right track.”
Last year was a terrible year for anyone who fears clowns. However… this year won’t be that great either. Let us know what you think of the trailer in the comments below.