Terrifier Movie Poster


March 15, 2018
1hr 25min
Status: released

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Terrifier Movie Details:

Country United States
Language English
Release dateOctober 15, 2016 (Telluride)
March 15, 2018 (United States)
Running time1hr 25min
StarringJenna Kanell
Samantha Scaffidi
David Howard Thornton
Catherine Corcoran
Directed by Damien Leone
Written byDamien Leone
Produced byDamien Leone
Phil Falcone
George Steuber
Cinematography by George Steuber
Edited by Damien Leone
Music byPaul Wiley
Production CompanyEpic Pictures Group
Distributor Dread Central

Terrifier Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Jenna Kanell as Tara
  • Samantha Scaffidi as Victoria, Tara’s sister
  • David Howard Thornton as Art the Clown
  • Catherine Corcoran as Dawn, Tara’s best friend
  • Pooya Mohseni as the Cat Lady
  • Matt McAllister as Mike the Exterminator
  • Katie Maguire as Monica Brown
  • Gino Cafarelli as Steve
  • Cory Duval as the coroner
  • Michael Leavy as the Exterminator #2
  • Erick Zamora as Ramone


Named one of the scariest clowns on screen by BloodyDisgusting.com, Art The Clown returns and sets his sights on three young women, along with anyone else that gets in his way. Terrifier is based on a character from the successful horror anthology franchise All Hallows Eve.

Terrifier Movie Budget & Box Office Collection:

Worldwide Collection$416,322

About Terrifier Movie:

Terrifier is an American slasher film written and directed by Damien Leone. The film stars Jenna Kanell, Samantha Scaffidi, David Howard Thornton, and Catherine Corcoran.

It is the first film in the Terrifier film series and the second feature-length film to feature Art, following the horror anthology film All Hallows’ Eve (2013).

This is a movie based on the short film “Terrifier” from 2011.

Damien Leone wrote the film specifically as a means of showcasing the character of Art and his practical effects work—such as the controversial hacksaw death scene. Leone has expressed regret for leaving the protagonists underdeveloped.

The film was filmed on a low budget of $35k. It had an Indiegogo campaign, although it ultimately did not reach its goal.

David Howard Thornton was the 6th person who auditioned for Art The Clown. During the audition, he began miming tasting his beheaded victim’s blood but then added salt to it to improve its flavor. This is what won him the role.

Jenna Kanell performed all her stunts in the film.

There is a heavily edited version on YouTube that removes the graphic violence and gore, as well as the nudity.

The film premiered at the Telluride Horror Show Film Festival in October 2016 before being picked up by Dread Central Presents and Epic Pictures for a limited theatrical release on 15 March 2018. The film received mixed reviews, with praise directed towards the special effects and the portrayals of Kanell and Thornton, while the writing was subject to criticism. The movie quickly became a cult film.

A sequel, Terrifier 2, was released on October 6, 2022.