Terrifier (2017) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)

Terrifier (2017) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)
Directed By: Damien Leone
Starring: Catherine Corcoran, Jenna Kanell, Margaret Reed
Rated: UR/Region A/1:78/1080p/Number of Discs 2
Available from Epic Pictures

A maniacal clown named Art, terrorizes three young women on Halloween night and everyone else who stands in his way. Dread Central Presents, The Terrifier!

If you were a fan of Art the Clown in the horror anthology, All Hallow’s Eve, then you are in luck because Art has his own bloody move in Terrifier. Here we follow two girls (played by Jenna Kanell and Catherine Corcoran) as they have been drinking and are leaving a Halloween party. They run into our killer clown and the events just start to unfold there. I’ll say this much about those two ladies, both are great. You really like these two and you don’t want to see anything bad happen to them. So don’t go thinking Terrifier is all blood and nothing else, it does have likable characters and great actors bringing them to life. There is violence, but the film has heart as well. In the video review I already did for Terrifier I mentioned that Art the Clown could be the next big horror villain and I really do believe that. Director Damien Leone has crafted a very chilling horror killer that can at times creep out the most hardcore of hardcore horror fans out there. This clown is legit scary and that helps make the movie what it ends up being.

From where I sit now, this could be the frontrunner for the best horror film of 2018. The only real downside you could find in the film and it would be a nitpicky thing to even complain about, but the leads are almost too fun and likable. Most the time in slashers you have a cast of people who you can’t wait to see go and see go in creative and bloody ways. This movie does that, but some characters along the way you really hate to see go and that is what can get to you. Terrifier is a nice change of pace from what we’ve been seeing out there in the world of horror and I hope after everyone sees how good this one is the genre in general moves toward being more like it. This is a GREAT horror flick with a great cast, a creepy killer, and some of the best deaths I’ve seen in a slasher in years.

Extras

– Audio Commentary with writer/director Damien Leone and David H. Thorton (Art the Clown)
– Behind-The-Scenes Footage
– Interview with Jenna Kanell
– Deleted Scenes
– Art the Clown Time Lapse Make-Up Video
– Stills
– Red-Band & Green-Band Trailers
– English and Spanish subtitles
– Collectible Reverse Cover Art
– All Region

QUALITY OF TRANSFER: 98%