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Terrifier 3 release date, cast, plot, and more news

Get the lowdown on the Terrifier 3 release date as The Digital Fix brings you the latest news on Art the Clown's next horrifying massacre.

Art the Clown leads our Terrifier 3 release date coverage

When is the Terrifier 3 release date? Few new horror villains have shocked audiences like the mass murderer Art the Clown who makes Pennywise look like an ordinary birthday clown.

Art was first introduced in director Damien Leone’s 2008 short The 9th Circle, but he’s since gone on to star in not one but two Terrifier films, both of which have been hailed as some of the best horror movies in recent years. After the success of Terrifier 2, a sequel seemed likely and in May 2023 a third film was officially announced. Here’s everything we know about Art’s next killing spree!

Terrifier 3 release date

Terrifier 3 will be released on October 25, 2024, in cinemas across the US.

According to Leone, the film wrapped in early November, which suggests that it’s not been impacted by the ongoing Actors Strike.

That said, Leone has confirmed the film’s set at Christmas, so maybe a December release would be more appropriate for Art’s next night out.

Terrifier 3 release date speculation, cast, plot, and more

Terrifier 3 cast speculation

David Howard Thornton (Art the Clown) and Lauren LaVera (Sienna Shaw) will both be back for Terrifier 3.

Elliott Fullam will also return as Sienna’s brother, Jonathan. We’re delighted to say that Samantha Scaffidi, who’s played Vicky since the very first Terrifier movie, will also return for the sequel.

Here is the expected Terrifier 3 cast list:

  • Lauren LaVera as Sienna Shaw
  • Elliot Fullam as Jonathan Shaw
  • Samantha Scaffidi as Victoria Heyes
  • David Howard Thornton as Art the Clown

Meanwhile, behind the camera, Leone, who also wrote and directed the first two Terrifier movies, is set to return to the director’s chair.
Terrifier 3 release date speculation, cast, plot, and more

What is Terrifier 3 about?

Terrifier 3 is going to be a Christmas movie and will reportedly focus on Vicky, a survivor of Art the Clown’s previous rampages.

Leone has compared the film to A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, so it’s likely we’ll see Art’s victims turn the tables on the cruel clown, just like the patients of Westin Hills Psychiatric Hospital did with Freddy Kreuger.

Just because Art’s set to get some just desserts, though, don’t expect Terrifier 3 to be any less violent. Leone promised that the upcoming horror will ramp up the bloodshed, even going so far as to say that the first five minutes of the film will be “very controversial.”

“So mark my words, I guarantee you the first 5 minutes of this movie is going to be very controversial,” Leone told JoBlo. “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 release date: Art the Clown holding a flame thrower

Is there a Terrifer 3 trailer?

Currently, there is no trailer for Terrifier 3; however, the good news is that we’ll likely see the teaser in mid-2024.

Since we already know the release date for the upcoming slasher, we can guess that its first trailer will come out a couple of months before its release. This means that we could be seeing the next clip of Art around August next year (Just in time for Halloween!).

To whet your appetite though Leone shared a picture of himself and Art on the set after the film wrapped.

Art the Clown and Damien Leone relax on the set of Terrifier 3

While we wait for the clip, here is the trailer for Terrifier 2 to keep you on your horror toes.

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Where can I watch Terrifier 3?

Terrifer 3 is getting a wide theatrical release across the US, while the streaming service Screambox has secured exclusive streaming rights. 

If you love a good scare as much as we do, then you’re in the right place. We’re huge fans of the grisliest genre, and we’ve written an awful lot about our favorite scary movies. So, where to begin?

Well, you could check out our list of the best horror series, or we have guides on how to watch The Conjuring movies in order, how to watch The Purge movies in order, and how to watch the Scream movies in order.

If you want to learn more about the genre’s sinister icons, we have extensive articles on all the big names in horror, including Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees, and Pinhead.

Perhaps you’ve taken a wrong turn and are looking for something a little less spooky. Then we’ve also got a list of all the new movies coming in 2023, including The Expendables 4, and The Nun 2. Finally, we have a guide to the best movies of all time (sorry, neither of the Terrifier movies made the cut, but maybe the third will earn itself a place on the list).