Terrifier 2 (2022)(full review HERE) took the horror world by storm when it’s theatrical release earned the partially crowd funded film an over $15 million worldwide gross on a modest $250,000 budget. It wonderfully reignited distributor and theater interest in giving indie horrors the theatrical release they deserve. Recent releases like Skinamarink and The Outwaters owe this flick a debt of thanks. The gory sequel also established Art the Clown as a new horror icon and Lauren LaVera as an instant fan favorite final girl with the horror film community…not to mention filmmaker Damien Leone as a force to be reckoned with. The film was released on physical media on December 27th, 2022.
Sexy and tough Sienna (Lauren LaVera) will prove a worthy adversary for Terrifier2‘s Art!
As for the disc itself….
The high-definition transfer of this horror/gore-fest looks great, especially for a low budget indie film. The colors are vibrant, and the picture is sharp, highlighting Damien Leone’s creative and effective visual style along with Art’s extremely brutal and gory kills. The 2hr and 18min film is presented in the original 1.78:1 aspect ratio with a 1080 high-definition scan. The sound is presented in 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio.
Now on to the extras….
The extras here are satisfying but hardcore fans will probably be left wanting more. There is a really cool and extensive behind-the-scenes documentary featurette on the making of the movie with a lot of production/FX footage. The leading ladies were all quite the troopers with what they had to go through. There is also an extended cast interview with Bloody Disgusting.com’s The Boo Crew that too features a lot of behind-the-scenes footage. Oddly it appears the menu listing is flopped, though, as clicking on the feature gets you the interviews and clicking on the interviews gets you the documentary feature. At least it’s all there. There is also director’s commentary from Damien Leone, the movie trailer and a fan “Art” gallery. The regular edition also comes with a nice slipcover with different artwork than the Blu-ray cover inside.
Art inadvertently unleashes a warrior within!
Terrifier 2is now already considered a cult classic blood bath from the mind of innovative director and FX man, Damien Leone. A success equally attributed to Leone’s casting of David Howard Thorton as Art and Lauren LaVera as final girl Sienna. Thanks to the folks at Scream Box, it can be enjoyed any time of year on this solid Blu-ray release! Also available on DVD and 4K discs, too.
MONSTERZERO NJ’S 10 BEST/FAVORITE HORROR FLICKS of 2022!
It’s time to look back at the past year and see what horror flicks left an impression. There were some strong titles, but to be honest, I wasn’t overly impressed by this year in horror. 2022’s bests/favorites are…like most years’, a healthy mix of high-profile chillers and indie productions. So, without further ado, here are my ten best/favorite horror movies of 2022!…
…along with a no surprise honorable mention streaming series!…
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HONORABLE MENTIONS TV SERIES
Technically more sci-fi than horror, but Amber Midthunder did make a strong final girl in the Predator prequel Prey.
MONSTERZERO NJ’S HORROR FLICKS THAT ACTUALLY TAKE PLACE ON HALLOWEEN 2022!
During the spooky season it might be fun to watch flicks that actually take place on All Hallow’s Eve… so here is a revised list of some horror flicks that actually occur on, or near, our favorite Holiday! 🎃
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MONSTERZERO NJ’S FINAL GIRL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR 2022 RUNNER UP!
This year’s MonsterZero NJ’s Final Girl Rookie of the Year was the talented Amber Midthunder from Prey…but…there is another actress who blew us away with her impressive late entry into the 2022 horror arena in the gore-tastic sequel Terrifier 2, that opened just this October! She plays Sienna Shaw a girl who catches Art the Clown’s (David Howard Thornton) attention in the worst way. She was so awesome in her very first feature horror film that we had to create a runner up spot to give her a shout out! So here is MonsterZero NJ’s Final Girl Rookie of the Year runner Up…
Lauren LaVera! A beautiful and talented actress we want to see more of!
Photo Credit: Joe Kelly/via IMDB
There’s no telling where this beautiful and talented actress will show up next! The surprise theatrical success of Terrifier 2 has gotten her much deserved attention and she appears to have a few projects currently in the works! Hopefully she’ll return to the horror soon, as she made a kick-ass final girl!
And don’t forget to check out our previous HalloweenHotties!
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It’s a year after the Miles County Massacre and Halloween approaches. Art the Clown (David Howard Thornton) is resurrected and now accompanied by a demon (Amelie McLain) in the form of a murdered girl, who is also dressed just like Art. This malevolent mini-me points Art in the direction of Sienna Shaw (Lauren LaVera) and her younger brother Jonathan (Elliott Fullam), whose deceased artist father seemed to have predicted the coming of the homicidal clown. Art leaves a trail of brutalized and bloodied victims as he and Sienna are destined to collide.
Gruesome slasher sequel is written and directed by Damien Leone who also did the editing and the abundant gore FX. It’s not what could be called a fun slasher as Art’s kills are cruel and sadistic and his victims are kept alive as long as possible as he mutilates and brutalizes them. It can be very unpleasant. The gore is practical make-up, and the FX are quite impressive and effective. Even one like myself who has been watching horror for over fifty years winced a few times. The film didn’t need to be 138 minutes long but also didn’t feel like it was over two hours and Leone wisely uses the time to let us catch our breath, so all the brutality remains effective. It is his best flick yet and he is honing his craft with some disturbing sequences, and a very impressive visual eye. The are some supernatural elements that go unexplained but do work and the abandoned carnival funhouse showdown is quite brutal and effective. Thorton’s Art is creepy as ever, yet can still make you chuckle, and Lauren LaVera makes a really strong and resilient heroine. Sienna is beaten, whipped, stabbed and yet keeps giving Art all she’s got. Complete in her armored angel Halloween costume, she makes quite the opponent for the crazed killer clown. Overall, this is a sick and twisted slasher made by a director who is showing some definite growth with each film and with a really strong final girl/leading lady in Lauren LaVera.
Art the Clown is back and Damien Leone’s sequel finally gets a teaser trailer! Here is IMDB’s story synopsis for Art’s latest…
After being resurrected by a sinister entity, Art the Clown returns to the timid town of Miles County where he targets a teenage girl and her younger brother on Halloween night.
The film stars horror legend Felissa Rose, David Howard Thornton returning as Art and Lauren LaVera as heroine Sienna. No official release date has been announced, but one can hope for something around Halloween!