Will there be a Terrifier 3? Here’s what we know about a sequel:

Terrifier 3

It’s little wonder that people are afraid of clowns! Pennywise was scary enough but Art the Clown from the Terrifier movies takes things to a whole new level. Sure, he might wear a ‘hilarious’ miniature top hat on top of his monochromatic head but with a hideous smile and the propensity to murder people in some of the worst ways possible, he is one clown that you don’t want to invite to your children’s party!

This nightmarish clown was first seen in the 2008 horror short The 9th Circle before that film’s director brought the sadistic killer back to our screens with 2016’s Terrifier. A sequel followed in 2022 that was even more violent than the films that had come before.

If you’re a fan of the Terrifier films (and you’re able to withstand the sickening violence), you might be interested in another sequel.

But will there be a Terrifier 3? Or have we seen the last of the serial killer clown? Here’s what we know.

Warning: This article has a spoiler relating to Terrifier 2’s ending. 


What are the Terrifier movies about?

The Terrifier movies are centred around the aforementioned clown who has no hesitation about killing anybody he takes a disliking to. In the first feature-length movie, he terrorized three young women on Halloween night, and in Terrifer 2, he targeted a teenage girl and her younger brother.

We don’t know a lot about the clown but it would appear that he has been possessed by some kind of demon. Either that or he’s a demon himself.  If there are future movies in the Terrifier franchise, it might be that we get to know more about this sadistic maniac’s origins.


Will there be a Terrifer 3?

At the time of writing, Terrifier 3 has not been given the green light. However, a third movie is expected at some point in the future as Damian Leone, the director of the previous movies, has given his “guarantee” that a third movie will happen.

In an interview with Slashfilm, Leone had this to say about a third movie in the franchise:

I can almost guarantee a part three. After that? We’ll see if there’s anything left and if the fans still are still accepting of this character and this franchise.

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.

If you’re a fan of these movies, you will no doubt be excited at the prospect of another. If you’re not a fan, you might want to steer clear, as we imagine Leone will push the boundaries of taste even further with the next instalment.


What could Terrifier 3 be about?

At the end of Terrifer 2, Art the Clown is beheaded by Sienna, the teenage girl that he terrorized throughout the film. It could be assumed that Art is now dead but in the end-credits scene, Victoria Heyes, one of the main characters from Terrifier, gives birth (in the most horrific of ways) to Art’s head.

How is this possible? Well, it’s hard to say but as Art has supernatural abilities, we should assume he can do almost anything!

If Art the Clown gets his body back in Terrifier 3 (we’re sure that he will), we might see him terrorize the young siblings again. He won’t only target them, of course, as he will likely go after their friends and surviving family members when exacting his revenge.

We might also learn more about Art’s origins and his connection to Sienna’s father, which is alluded to in Terrifier 2.

This is just speculation but if you have your own ideas for Terrifier 3, let us know in the comments below.


When could Terrifier 3 be released?

There is no official release date at the time of writing but as the director is currently working on the script for the film, we expect a late-2024 or 2025 release.


Are you looking forward to Terrifier 3? Did the previous movies in the franchise give you nightmares (or make you reach for the sick bag)? Let us know in the comments below. 

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