October 14, 2022

Terrifier

2016 / Damien Leone / Tubi / Unrated

 

Quick Thoughts

  • Practical Effects are classic.

  • Can the blondie die already?

  • The exterminator smoked outside, but then sparked one up inside?


This is the truest form of slasher I’ve seen, ever. There are boobs, there is blood, and the kills are unique. If that’s not what makes a slasher then you can take away my horror badge. Two girls on Halloween night cross paths with a clown who proceeds to stalk them. The film opens with us watching Art the clown prep for the night, so it comes as no surprise when Art starts murdering.



Art is the star of the show. He’s humorous, often taking on cartoon-like behaviors. The influences for such a performance are worn on his sleeve. He borrows his look and mannerisms from icons like Charley Chaplin and Buster Keaton. Art as a character deserves to be remembered for how unique he is among the other “killers”.


There’s not much to say about this film, because it’s mostly just fun. It’s an indie film so be prepared for something that is without polish, yet even as I say that I don’t feel it’s fair. The writer/director of this film really put his blood sweat and tears into it. Is the dialogue great? No, but it doesn’t have to be. There are a lot of interesting ideas and imagery being played with in a dark sickening manner that is absolutely delightful if you’re into that sort of thing. This one is guaranteed to gross out your grandparents.


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