The first official teaser trailer for Terrifier 3 premiered in theaters earlier this month with the theatrical re-release of last year’s sequel Terrifier 2, preceded by a poster drop revealing that, after carving up a name for himself on Halloween, the next Art the Clown film will be a Christmas movie, and now both have been released online.
The teaser features a two-minute sequence in which a little girl is surprised to find who she believes to be Santa Claus in her house, but of course it’s soon revealed to be At the Clown, hungry for more carnage. This scene was shot prior to the recent SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes, with production on Terrifier 3 now expected to begin soon.
Writer and director Damien Leone has recently said of Terrifier 3, “We’re going to have a bigger budget. We’re shooting in anamorphic widescreen, so I want it to feel more like an old-school John Carpenter movie. It’s going to still have that epic feel of part two, but now have the tone of part one with Christmas. It’s going to be a completely different beast. It’s going to look different. It’s going to feel different, but it’s still going to have everything you love in it. But it’s going to be very fresh. It’s not going to be like you’re sitting through part one or two all over again.”
According to the teaser video’s description: “Art the Clown is set to unleash chaos on the unsuspecting residents of Miles County as they peacefully drift off to sleep on Christmas Eve.”
While specific plot details remain under wraps for now, David Howard Thornton (watch our interview here) and Lauren LaVera (watch our interview here) are both expected to reprise their roles as Art the Clown and Sienna, respectively, in the new movie.
Despite its Christmas setting, Terrifier 3 will open in theaters nationwide just before Halloween, on October 25, 2024, from Cineverse and Bloody Disgusting.
You can watch the official teaser for Terrifier 3 and see the new poster below.
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