terrifier movie review - Aussieboyreviews


This film should be for adults only (18+) due to the EXTREMELY explicit horror violence, blood and gore. The film is just torture porn, plus it isn’t even scary at all as it relies on heavy violence.


On Halloween night around a silent building, a murderous clown known as Art terrorises a group of young women and anybody else who crosses his path.

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Movie details

Director: Damien Leone
Cast: David Howard Thornton, Jenna Kanell, Samantha Scaffidi, Catherine Corcoran
Writer: Damien Leone
Release Date (Australia): 1 September 2018
Runtime: 82 minutes/1h 22m
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (R18+)

The film features high impact horror themes including frequent and explicit depictions of torture and murder.

Violence (R18+)

The film features gory dismemberment, shooting and stabbing murders and a woman being sawed in half with a hacksaw, accompanied by explicit depictions of very large amounts of blood and injury detail and bloody spurts.

Coarse Language (M)

The film includes use of the word “f**k”, as well as use of the words “**shole”, “bitch” and “s**t”.

Nudity (M)

The film features several depictions of female breasts nudity.

Sex (M)

The film features crude verbal sexual references.

mpaa rating

NR (Not Rated)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Terrifier is another dumb, predictable and average killer-clown horror film relying on explicit blood and gore to scare you. To be blunt, this film sucks and it’s truly dreadful that majority of today’s horror creators believe that extreme violence is all horror fans want. Director and writer Damien Leone’s flat storyline for Terrifier is all over the place. And what will infuriate audiences the most is how the film relies on violence for scares. It’s dull, lame, dumb and everyone who leaves petrified by this movie doesn’t understand real horror.

The only good thing about this movie is the extreme slashings that are very gory and promise you that you’ll remember Terrifier as the most gory movie you’ve ever seen. These effects are awesome, but another likeable element of the film is the ugly clown make up. Obviously a lot of people will find the clown creepy and terrifying, but the clown, story and gore doesn’t at all live up to the title.

Despite the Art the clown’s freaky appearance and David Howard Thornton’s performance, just a simple image or a voice effect of Pennywise makes Art look all crusty. Terrifier belongs right down where all the un-scary and dull horror characters belong. How does Leone think he can scare us with violence. Actual horror fans won’t appreciate this pointless slasher, but you can tell that any horror-lover is just an easy audience member if he/she is terrified.

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