A recently released horror film has proven to be so gruesome that people in the theatre are passing out and vomiting.
Terrifier 2 is a sequel to the original Terrifier film, which was released in theatres in 2018. It told the story of Art the Clown, who on Halloween, stalked and terrorized three young women.
Unfortunately for another young woman and her younger brother, the murderous clown reappears in the sequel, resurrected by a sinister being.
Terrifier 2 had a $250,000 budget, which was significantly higher than the original’s $35,000 budget. According to Forbes, the splatter film has already made over $1.2 million at the box office since its release last week, knocking Top Gun: Maverick out of the top ten.
After the first film was panned for its poor plot, director Damien Leone spent months working on the sequel’s script, according to Halloween Daily News, earning the new film positive reviews. In fact, Rotten Tomatoes has given it a 91% audience rating, with a 90% critic rating.
“With excellent lead performances, a ghoulish new character, and plenty of gory fun, it is great to see Art the Clown back,” wrote one Horror Geek Life critic.
“Thornton’s silent performance ranks among this year’s contenders as one of the most refreshingly unsettling, affronting the otherwise sensible claim that killer clowns and slashers both have permanently depreciated in value,” wrote In Review Online.
While critics praised the film, some viewers were put off by the blood and gore…
One user wrote on Twitter: “I recently saw Terrifier 2. It was a fantastic gory mess. Another guy left because he didn’t feel well, I overheard him say, and as I walked out the theatre door, I heard a guy puking hard and loudly in the bathroom.”
Just saw Terrifier 2. It was an amazing gory mess. The guy behind me passed out cold n crashed into my chair, another guy left because he didn’t feel good, I overheard him say and walking out theatre door I heard a guy puking hard & loud in the bathroom. #Terrifier2 @damienleone
— TJ Barker (@realTJBarker) October 8, 2022
EMTs we’re called to my theater as someone passed out. pic.twitter.com/6ITFvx22iI
— Horror Geekdom Dungeon (@HorrorGeekdom) October 8, 2022
“My friend passed out, and the theater called an ambulance. Highly recommended,” a third user chimed in.
— Andrew Liming (@ratshitbastard) October 10, 2022
So, the verdict appears to be in. Be warned, viewers: this is not for the faint of heart!