Terrifier 2 is the highly anticipated sequel to writer and director Damien Leone‘s 2018 horror juggernaut Terrifier, featuring the return of the genre’s newest icon, the silent and deadly Art the Clown.
An early synopsis confirmed that the sequel will once again be set on Halloween, as in Art’s previous appearances in Terrifier (read our review here) and Leone’s 2013 anthology All Hallows’ Eve (read our review here).
That initial synopsis reveals that Art will be somehow resurrected by what is described as “a sinister entity”, before the evil clown returns to Miles County, where he must hunt down and destroy a teenage girl and her younger brother on Halloween night.
David Howard Thornton once again plays Art the Clown in Terrifier 2. Thornton took over the already iconic role in the previous film, after Art was originally played by Mike Gianelli in the 2011 Terrifier short film, as well as the 2008 short film The 9th Circle, in which Leone first introduced Art. Those original shorts would later become two of the segments included in Leone’s first feature film, 2013’s All Hallows’ Eve, which marked Gianelli’s final appearance as Art before Thornton stepped into the killer’s oversized shoes.
The cast also includes Lauren LaVera as our new leading lady, Sienna. The first official photo released from the film is of LaVera in character, which has more recently been followed by two more official stills from Terrifier 2 of Sienna in her Halloween costume, which Leone calls an “angel warrior.”
Leone has stated on Instagram that Sienna is a character that he has been trying to get from page to screen for more than a decade. The writer/director says, “She is my favorite character I have ever written, and seeing Lauren LaVera breathe life into her has been an absolute dream come true that I will cherish always. I cannot wait for all of you Terrifier fans to see her in action. I promise you won’t be disappointed.” He adds that LaVera was born to play Sienna.
Elliott Fullam plays Sienna’s younger brother, Jonathan, in Terrifier 2. Fullam is a popular YouTuber on his Little Punk People channel, where he has interviewed numerous heavy metal artists and horror celebrities.
Joining LaVera among the film’s main female leads are Casey Hartnett as Allie, and Kailey Hyman as Brooke.
The cast also includes our good friend Tamara Glynn, who of course memorably played Samantha in the 1989 sequel Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers and starred in an episode of Freddy’s Nightmares, and another friend of ours, Felissa Rose, who played Angela in 1983’s Sleepaway Camp and more recently appeared in Adam Green’s Victor Crowley, among many other genre credits. The roles of these scream queens in Terrifier 2 are unknown at this time, but having already faced some of horror’s greatest killers, we can’t wait to see them against Art the Clown.
According to IMDb, Samantha Scaffidi is also returning from Terrifier, reprising her role as Victoria Heyes, who survived Art’s last attack but was left horribly disfigured.
Filming of Terrifier 2 began in October 2019 and was almost complete when the world went into quarantine. The final scenes are expected to be shot in the coming weeks, as productions are gradually allowed to resume under new safety guidelines. Leone has been hard at work during the quarantine editing the footage that was already filmed, and a teaser trailer will likely be unleashed very soon.
A release date has not been announced yet for Terrifier 2, but the original plan prior to the pandemic was for an October 2020 release.
You can see the official stills from the film released so far (updating as more are released) in the gallery below.
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