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‘Terrifier 2’: Release Date, Trailer, Cast & More

Art the Clown is back and is ready to slash!

art trying to be creepy with sienna in Terrifier 2

Art the Clown is back and he’s ready to terrify…er you (yes, I’m absolutely hilarious). Not to mention terrify a new set of young people. Terrifier (2016) was B-movie nuttiness, it’s not the best slasher you’ve ever seen by any means. But, hey, it’s fun. And having fun is a good thing as a horror fan. Plus, Terrifier (2016) has one of the most disturbing deaths ever—cementing Art the Clown (David Howard Thornton) as a slasher villain who doesn’t fuck around. If you feared clowns before, that fear will be amplified by the end of this movie.

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Back in 2020, a teaser trailer for a sequel was released, confirming that number 2 was on the way. Now that we’re for sure getting a Terrifier 2—what are the details?

Plot and release date

Terrifier 2 (2022) is coming out on October 7th in theaters. Though it will be premiering at Fright Fest on August 29th. As far as the plot goes, this is the premise according to Wikipedia:

After mutilating sole survivor Victoria Heyes (Scaffidi) and committing suicide upon police confrontation, Art (Thornton) is resurrected by a sinister being a year later and begins a hunt for two unsuspecting siblings in the Miles County area on Halloween night.

– Wikipedia

A duo of siblings trying to defeat or flee a villain isn’t uncommon in horror. We’ve seen time and time again (think of franchises like Friday the 13th, Halloween, A Nightmare on Elm Street and so on). Crossing my fingers that Sienna Shaw and her brother Jonathan Shaw don’t become victims of Art.


Get ready for a bloodbath because Art the Clown isn’t playing games. He’s out to slash, bash, and set people on fire. Director and writer, Damien Leone, has absolutely nailed down exactly what we want in a slasher in the past. Fingers crossed Sienna Shaw becomes a superb final girl (if she survives).


  • David Howard Thornton as Art the Clown
  • Lauren LaVera as Sienna Shaw
  • Elliott Fullam as Jonathan Shaw
  • Sarah Voigt as Barbara
  • Kailey Hyman as Brooke
  • Casey Hartnett as Allie
  • Samantha Scaffidi as Victoria Heyes
  • Felissa Rose as Ms. Principe
  • Tamara Glynn as Shopping Mother
  • Nedim Jahić as Travis Bryant

Where to watch Terrifier (2016)

dawn posing with art the clown
(Dread Central Presents and Epic Pictures Group)

Want to refresh or watch Terrifier for the first time? Just download Tubi and watch it for free. I’m very much for Tubi as a platform because it contributes to accessibility.

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Vanessa Maki
Vanessa Maki (she/her) is a queer Blerd and contributing writer for The Mary Sue. She first started writing for digital magazines in 2018 and her articles have appeared in Pink Advocate (defunct), The Gay Gaze (defunct), Dread Central and more. She primarily writes about movies, TV, and anime. Efforts to make her stop loving complex/villainous characters or horror as a genre will be futile.

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