The Terrifier 2 is a gory halloween themed slasher movie that makes other movies in the same genre look like a children’s goodnight story. Surprisingly there is some kind of a story, it might be weak but it’s there, and acting is not bad. It’s a well made movie actually. Art the Clown is a character that without speaking still instills fear and get his point made by body language and facial expressions.
The gore is gruesome and some of the scenes are outright nightmare material but also so over the top that you sit there and say to yourself, “yeah, that person should be dead by now”. For example, there is a scene where Art the Clown completely mutilates a girl by scalping here, ripping of one arm, slashing her back with a scalpel, ripping the other in half by pulling the fingers apart and then pouting soda and salt into the wounds and ripping of half the face. As gruesome and gory the scene is, a few minutes later the girls mother comes home and walks into the room and sees Art the Clown cutting pieces of the girls body in bed, while the mom screams the girl suddenly looks up, still alive, slowly manages to utter “mom” and the scene ends.
Don’t get me wrong, the scene is horrible, well made and over the top. But once that final scene comes when the girl show to still be alive it’s like, oh wow, the girl should be dead by blood loss and the body should have shut down a long time ago from pain. I admit, it helps keeping the movie a movie and at these moments you realize that it’s all made up.
If you like gory well made slasher movies, this is definitely one to watch.