Terrifier 3 is happening. We know that much. And Terrifier 2’s director/writer, Damien Leone, has teased what could happen in the third film. Leone spoke about the third film during a recent interview with Variety, and during that interview he revealed some of his plans for the third film, which looks like will be coming in the not-so-distant future.
Leone revealed some of his plans for the third movie in what would be an Art The Clown trilogy during his interview with Variety and what he had to say really intrigued me. However, there have already been four movies made in Leone’s horror universe, which is often referred to as the 9th Circle franchise.
What could happen in Terrifier 3?
Here’s what Leone had to say about his plans for a third Terrifier movie:
I had a Part 3 in mind when writing Part 2. There are so many questions brought up in Part 2 that are not answered, and that was part of the design because I know I’m going into a ‘Part 3.’ I pretty much have the entire treatment ready for Part 3, but it’s getting so big that it could potentially split into a Part 4 because I wouldn’t want to make another 2 hour 20 minute movie. So we’ll see.
Will Damien Leone get to make more Art The Clown films?
What I found really interesting in Leone’s response was that he basically admitted that he plans to make a fourth Terrifier film, which I am very excited about. Yes, these movies are pretty disgusting and hard to watch, but they are really fascinating and I think they are very well made. I would also argue that we need more movies like the Terrifier films.
However, that wasn’t all that Leone had to say about the future of his Terrifier films. He also revealed that he’s worried that the “well is gonna run dry” when it comes to Art The Clown. So, it sounds like the writer/director doesn’t want to overdo it when it comes to these Terrifier films and wants to tell the best story possible.
Maybe don’t make too many Terrifier films…
Here’s what he had to say on the matter:
My fear is that eventually the well is gonna run dry, we’re gonna wind up jumping the shark, there will be nothing left to say with this character. It happens with a lot of franchises that I’m still a huge fan of. I’ve watched all these Part 10s and Part 13s, but sometimes that could really ruin the entire franchise. For them to peter out or not have this satisfying arc or the movie goes in another direction, that could be devastating to your overall franchise. I want to try and avoid that.
Terrifier 2 is available to watch in selected cinemas across the United States and the United Kingdom.
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