TERRIFIER 3 Director Explains Christmas Setting; Art The Clown Makes A Sinister Santa On Official Poster

TERRIFIER 3 Director Explains Christmas Setting; Art The Clown Makes A Sinister Santa On Official Poster

Terrifier 3 director Damien Leone has revealed why he decided to set the horror threequel during the festive season. We also have an official version of the recently-leaked poster...

By MarkCassidy - Nov 04, 2023 11:11 AM EST
Filed Under: Movies

The first trailer for Terrifier 3 debuted in front of a screening of the second movie earlier this week (it's yet to be released online), and while it didn't reveal too much, it did give fans some idea of what to expect from Art the Clown's latest rampage.

The recent poster (you can check out an official version below) confirmed an early rumor that Terrifier 3 would be a Christmas movie, and in a new interview with Bloody Disgusting, director Damien Leone explained why he decided to ditch the usual Halloween setting and have the movie take place over the festive season.

“The big surprise this time is Terrifier has always been Halloween-based,” Leone said. “This time, we’re taking Art into a different holiday, my second favorite holiday, which has always been Christmas. And listen, he already walks around carrying his giant bag of goodies. He’s just the perfect antithesis to Santa Claus. He loves giving out presents and putting smiles on people’s faces. So, just the set pieces that we have in this film and around this holiday are just amazing. I’ve always been such a fan of that sub-genre of horror."

Leone was less forthcoming about specific story details, but he did drop one very interesting hint: "This is definitely a movie about, at this point, an angel versus a demon. Let me just say that.”

We're going to go out on a limb here and say the demon is Art, and we'd put money on the angel being Lauren LaVera's returning Sienna Shaw, who was seemingly resurrected at the end of the last film after being murdered by the malicious mime.

Leone has previously stated that the next instalment in the franchise going to be even more brutally violent than its predecessor, which, depending on your tolerance for truly sickening gore, could be taken as either a promise or a threat!

The recent sequel contained one of the most disturbingly horrific scenes in horror movie history (even if it was at least partially played for laughs), so we can only imagine what the next movie has in store.

Check out the poster artwork at the link below.

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