TERRIFIER 3: Art The Clown Decks The Hall With Bloody Bodies In "Controversial" First Teaser Trailer

TERRIFIER 3: Art The Clown Decks The Hall With Bloody Bodies In "Controversial" First Teaser Trailer TERRIFIER 3: Art The Clown Decks The Hall With Bloody Bodies In "Controversial" First Teaser Trailer

After screening in theaters ahead of the previous movie last month, the first teaser trailer for Terrifier 3 has been officially released online, and it's already stirred up some controversy...

By MarkCassidy - Nov 14, 2023 06:11 AM EST
Filed Under: Horror
Source: Via FearHQ

He sees you when you're sleeping, he knows when you're awake, he knows if you've been bad or good... and he'll cut you into little pieces either way.

The first teaser trailer for Damien Leone's Terrifier 3 debuted in theaters ahead of the second movie's return to the big screen last month, and the footage has now been officially released online.

The recent poster left little doubt that the horror threequel would have a Holiday setting, and this teaser really leans into the Christmas vibes, as we see a little girl wake up and make her way downstairs as a jolly figure in red is leaving gifts beneath the tree.

The excited youngster believes Santa has come to town, but, of course, it's really everyone's favourite murderous mime, Art the Clown, who raises an axe as a sinister grin spreads across his face. Then, the final shot sees Art drinking a glass of eggnog by the fire while covered in blood, strongly implying that he's brutally murdered the poor lass.

This (off-screen) child murder has stirred up a bit of controversy. Horror movies have always got away with depicting some incredibly brutal and disturbing things, but young kids being killed tends to be seen as a bit of a taboo - even though it happens frequently (one of the more disturbing recent examples is Mike Flanagan's Doctor Sleep).

Yeah... if you found this teaser distressing, probably better off not watching the movie!

"I remember having meetings with people. I got to meet with studios, like legit Hollywood studios, who wanted to make Terrifier 3," Leone said in a recent interview. "But before I even had a script, just based on the success of part 2, and just having meetings and getting the feel that I was going to have eyes over my shoulders, and they were concerned about the levels of gore and this and that. I knew, and not having seen my script or have any idea what I had in mind, I knew they weren’t going to let me make this movie based on the first five pages. Like that’s how insane Terrifier 3 is. The first like 5 minutes of this movie, a studio would never let me film what I plan on filming. So mark my words, I guarantee you the first 5 minutes of this movie is going to be very controversial. But that’s not even the big kill scene. So like that’s why I was like, I need to just make this movie on my own, because it’s just too... it’s too insane."

Terrifier 3 slices its way into theaters just in time for next Halloween. Check out the trailer below, and let us know what you think in the comments.

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Starlight - 11/14/2023, 6:51 AM
Where's the "controversy"?...
MarkCassidy - 11/14/2023, 6:56 AM
@Starlight - Did you read the article?
AllsGood - 11/14/2023, 7:16 AM
@Starlight - The controversy is if you saw the Terrifier movies all his killings are up close and personal. They show all ripping, cutting and limbs off in great deal and gore. The very End of Terrifier trailer they show him sitting in chair all covered in blood drinking milk eating cookies. Leading us to believe we will see that little girl ripped apart in great deal on the screen. The first Terrifier movie we watched a naked female teenager sawed in half in great deal and gore.
Ryguy88 - 11/14/2023, 7:48 AM
@Starlight - he murdered a child, and the gory details will likely be in the movie
Starlight - 11/16/2023, 2:26 PM
@Ryguy88 - Thanks everyone for pointing everything out, I watched the teaser without reading the article. Now that I have.... it's still STUPID. First, you DO NOT KNOW yet WHAT will be shown of that scene, it might even be just for the teaser and without further development... I have not seen these movies, BUT, are you all saying that slaying whatever else adults or elderly people in a GORY FICTIONAL movie is one thing but doing so with a child is not acceptable?..... maaaaaaaan....
Ryguy88 - 11/16/2023, 2:51 PM
@Starlight - there are a lot of lines that are to be drawn when it comes to children, I hope you do need me to elaborate on that and why certain things should be reserved for adults only, but extremely graphic murder scenes would be one of them.

Now, it's possible they wont show that in this ovie as I'm not even sure if it's legal, and it's just something that will be implied.
Starlight - 11/16/2023, 4:53 PM
@Ryguy88 - Guess you meant "are NOT to be drawn", though I agree they might not en up being entertaining in this context, I don't think there are such limits, specially "legal" limits... I always wondered about that in post apocaliptic/zombie movies... where the hell are the children/young people?....
Ryguy88 - 11/16/2023, 6:15 PM
@Starlight - no, I meant there are certain lines that ARE drawn and not to be cross regarding the depiction of children in movies. This includes anything exploitative lolo excessive violence or sexuality. If this movie crosses that line it would indeed be controversial.
AllsGood - 11/14/2023, 6:54 AM
I can't wait for Terrifier 3 will be there opening day.
lazlodaytona - 11/14/2023, 6:59 AM
Man, people are so sensitive these days.

I mean, look at our government. They don't care about sh1t except using millions of dollars on their add campaigns.
Who cares that mass shootings are happening almost weekly now at churches, grocery stores, night clubs, concerts, theaters, and worst of all: schools. But, what does the government care? Oh, they care about arguing with each other so they don't get anything accomplished.

Ok, sorry about the rant. Just kinda came out.
CorndogBurglar - 11/14/2023, 7:33 AM
@lazlodaytona - You're right though. But this is the problem with anything and anyone where two distinct sides have different opinions. Neither side wants to give an inch. Both sides think they are right and there's no chance of compromise, even though that is usually the actual answer.

No one wants to ever admit that parts of their argument (or approach to things) may be flawed. When in reality, both sides probably have some good and bad points, and if they came together and got rid of the bad points from each side, and moved forward with the good points of each side, you come out with a 3rd, "best option". But again, that requires people giving a little ground and admitting their argument isn't perfect, and people just don't like to do that.

Just look at Democrats and Republicans. Anyone that thinks either side is right in all things is a complete idiot. They both have good ideas and bad ideas. If they just combined those good ideas and left behind the bad, we would all be much better off. But again, that requires both sides agreeing on parts of their stances being bad, which will never happen.

This cam be applied to just about anything where two sides are in disagreement over something.
Reeds2Much - 11/14/2023, 7:37 AM
Ha ha, "these days."
AllsGood - 11/14/2023, 7:44 AM
@CorndogBurglar - It's the people not the Government. The Government hands are tied with all these Politicians protecting the Second Amendment Rights.
lazlodaytona - 11/14/2023, 9:57 AM
@CorndogBurglar - dude. You had me at " -
Anyone who thinks either side is righttreat the woman u eventually didn't like,
kg8817 - 11/14/2023, 10:27 AM
@CorndogBurglar - Oh man, an enlightened centrist in the wild. A true “bOtH sIdEs bAd” in the flesh.

This is just another way closet conservatives attempt - no matter how pathetic - to further the myth that both sides are the same. And make no mistake, anyone who says this is a closet conservative, just too cowardly to admit it and so they resort to the tired excuses of “I’m a libertarian and believe in legal weed and pro choice!” or “I’m a registered independent and think we need a third party!”. But when no one is looking and they know there’s no way anyone can prove it, they vote conservative down their voting ballot.

The centre is radical. They‘d happily see the world burn as long as they’re comfortable.

It’s easy to criticize positions when you don’t have any.

To be completely clear, both sides are not the same. Only the conservatives, cannot act in good faith. Literally incapable of good faith behaviour.

“Both sides” are sweet words that don't describe reality, and may make you feel better and more correct and above other people; but it doesn't mean you aren't huffing your own farts believing it.

The center is selfish, perhaps on par with the right. They don't want the discomfort of taking a hard look at what's going on around them, of stopping to think about how it might feel to be in someone else's shoes. Anything that isn't focused on their short-term peace and enjoyment is just too much. And when something forces them to open their [frick]ing eyes for once, all they can do is panic and wail and clutch their pearls and demand to know how we got here.

The problem is that the center only sees equal intensity of anger at the opposing side and judges them as equal with no understanding why each side is angry or if both sides are equally factual, logical, or moral. They just want compromise, peace and quiet.

The center doesn't get it because they still have faith that the guardrails of the law actually work. That's what people like you get wrong about the center - it's not willful disdain of right/left policy. It's a naive faith that things are better than they actually are.
lazlodaytona - 11/14/2023, 11:49 AM
@CorndogBurglar - dude. you are 1,000% correct and you have my upmost respect and loyalty sir. wow.
you are awesome.
lazlodaytona - 11/14/2023, 11:51 AM
@Reeds2Much - and you find that funny because....?
Demigods - 11/14/2023, 12:28 PM
@kg8817 - hahaha bro, if you think that Democratic politicians are ANY better then Republicans, you've been VERY VERY deluded.

You guys had it right during the Occupy Wall Street movement, and now everything you all support is about making them richer. The fact that the argument shifted SOOO emphatically and so quickly to "left vs right," and "black vs White" all but proves that you all were right... but you all lost sight of that.

CorndogBurglar - 11/14/2023, 12:36 PM
@kg8817 - You sure are doing a lot of judging and generalizing of an entire group of people.

But let me address your unwarranted attack on me.

1. I don't claim to be a libertarian or anything else. And you clearly didn't understand a word of what I said if you think I'm saying both sides are bad. I very clearly said both sides have good and bad ideas. The fact that you take that as me saying both sides are inherently bad says a lot about you. Mainly your reading comprehension skills.

2. I'm not a closet conservative. I support a lot of of the Left's views. I'm Pro Choice, for example. I also think everyone in the LGBTQ community should have all the same rights as everyone else. There are more, but I'm not going to sit here and try to convince you of what my beliefs are. You are obviously convinced that if someone isn't in full support if the Left in every possible way then they are bigots. So there certainly won't be any convincing you of what my beliefs are.

3. "Both sides" simply means Democrats and Republicans. Both of of them. I'm not sure how pointing out the obvious that they both have good and bad ideas somehow means I think I'm better than everyone else. I've never said anything even close to that.

4.How is it selfish for me to want the LGBTQ community to have the same rights as everyone else? How is it selfish of me to want women to be able to have abortions? Neither of those things impact me in any way shape or form. So how am I being selfish by supporting those things? How does that mean I just want my own short-term happiness? My daughter is pansexual. So yes, of course I'm in support of it. And NOT because it helps me in any way, but because its what's best for my daughter and others like her. So [frick] you and your jaded view of "Centers and Rights being selfish".

5. "The problem is that the center only sees equal intensity of anger at the opposing side and judges them as equal with no understanding why each side is angry or if both sides are equally factual, logical, or moral. They just want compromise, peace and quiet."

Again, you didn't understand anything I said. Both sides have good and bad views. In some cases the Left will have a better stance. In others, the Right will. Each issue is separate. I don't look at both sides as being equally angry and just wanting it to end. This is where the part comes in where I said you take the best of both sides, and leave the worst behind. In some cases that means you would take the Democrats view, and in others you would take the Relublicans. And you base that on each individual issue. But you are right about one thing. I do want peace and quiet. Shouldn't EVERYONE want that? But that doesn't mean I'm willing to sacrifice a correct solution to gain that peace and quiet.

6. If I thought things were better than they are then I wouldn't be saying something needs to change. I wouldn't be saying there should be a compromise.

After reading your post, I realized you are the exact reason why things will NEVER get better. And I don't even care if you're on the Left or Right. You're so clouded by picking teams that you aren't willing to accept that there are other ways to fix things. You are making broad, sweeping generalizations about people and yet you can't see that YOU are the one being hateful. Not me. You are making accusations toward me and you don't even know anything about me. You based everything you said about me on YOUR idea of what Republicans and "Centers" are, while throwing out the idea that everyone is an individual. It's no different than making stereotypical comments about a certain race. You say I think I'm better than others? No. I don't. I'm simply offering another solution to the madness. One where everyone benefits. You are the one that apparently wants to see this crap drag out as long as possible by not being willing to come to some kind of agreement and making blanket statements about entire groups of people.

YOU are the problem. And if you can't see that, then there's no helping you.
CorndogBurglar - 11/14/2023, 12:36 PM
@lazlodaytona - I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or not lol. If not, then thank you haha.
Arthorious - 11/14/2023, 1:21 PM
@CorndogBurglar - pride of life my man. Neither side would be willing to budge and just view each other as diseases
CorndogBurglar - 11/14/2023, 1:45 PM
@Arthorious - Yep. And that's a problem, in my opinion.
lazlodaytona - 11/14/2023, 2:43 PM
@CorndogBurglar - dude, no. I have nothing but respect for you.
So, definitely not being sarcastic with you sir.
DigDugFunny - 11/14/2023, 7:40 AM
The trailer is a misdirect and the scene is just going to be Art killing Santa Claus
toylled - 11/14/2023, 7:49 AM
People mad that a fictional movie insinuates a child being murdered, yet couldn't give a shit about the millions of actual children being murdered LOL
Ryguy88 - 11/14/2023, 7:50 AM
Who would let their kid be in this? It's not going to propel them to a career in acting and they probably wont even make that much money off of it.
marvel72 - 11/14/2023, 8:36 AM
These movies are great, not for the acting or story but the level of blood and violence.

Art The Clown will be a horror icon, if he isn't already.

If its violence towards a child, it will probably be shown off screen, not many movies will show violent acts done to children.

Winston19 - 11/14/2023, 10:15 AM
“Block me” bro you’ve got 350 followers, nobody knows you or cares about you lol. About time we see dumb ass kids getting Mirked. Sick of all these movies where miraculously the kids always survive. I’m going to enjoy this one. [frick] them kids
KaptainKhaos - 11/14/2023, 12:03 PM
What Controversy?, all I see is the unasked for opinion of a Twitterbot.

Love me some Art the Clown and can't wait for this!!
Demigods - 11/14/2023, 2:50 PM
Look... I can take the shit Art did in the second movie, but I have zero interest in watching a wannabe Serbian Film. It's all fine and dandy to torture adults in movies, but I'm not trying to see a kid get violently tortured to death.
MrBurns - 11/15/2023, 5:04 PM
Shit movies with shit plots and shit acting.

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