Art the Clown is slashing his way back into theatres this summer, with the announcement that Damien Leone’s Terrifier will play across 700 theatres in July.
Initially 2016’s Terrifier played a very limited theatrical run before being release to video-on-demand and home media. The killer clown flick quickly garnered a cult following thanks to its lashings of practical gore effects and the instantly iconic villain.
2022 saw the release of Terrifier 2, a sequel that was long-delayed due to the worldwide Pandemic. Bigger in every way, the sequel made a hefty profit with its wider release, and this is no doubt the reason behind the summer re-release of the original.
700 screens will be the widest release Leone’s original has had to date, and it will be interesting to see how the re-release affects the film’s overall gross.
Terrifier follows Art the Clown as he stalks from one place to another on Halloween night, killing anyone he comes across in increasingly gruesome ways. It’s 2022 sequel ups the gore quota tenfold and delves into the more supernatural elements of the villain, including why he just refuses to die.
Leone has confirmed that there are plans for third and fourth Terrifier instalments and following the sequel’s mammoth $14.5 million profit, more Art the Clown is inevitable.
The original Terrifier will re-release on July 19th 2023, in select theatres across the United States.