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18th Nov 2023

First look revealed at what could be 2024’s scariest movie

Stephen Porzio


The previous movie in the franchise made headlines worldwide because of how scary it was.

The first teaser trailer for Terrifier 3, the much-anticipated horror movie sequel, has hit the web.

A follow-up to 2016’s Terrifier and last year’s surprise breakthrough hit Terrifier 2, the slasher franchise centres around Art the Clown (David Howard Thornton), a supernatural serial killer, and the people he preys upon.

Terrifier 2 cost only $250,000 to make but went on to gross $15.7 million at the box office.

Its financial success was perhaps helped by the ton of media coverage the movie generated after several reports came out that the film was so scary that some viewers passed out and threw up during its cinema screenings.

First look revealed at Terrifier 3

The franchise’s writer-director Damien Leone, meanwhile, has teased that Terrifier 3 will be similarly extreme, something on display in its first teaser which shows a little girl waking up the night before Christmas only to be confronted with Art the Clown in a Santa outfit.

Already generating controversy, the clip is not for the faint of heart.

As for Terrifier 3’s plot, a synopsis reads: “Art the Clown is set to unleash chaos on the unsuspecting residents of Miles County as they peacefully drift off to sleep on Christmas Eve.”

Also back for the sequel alongside Leone and Thornton is Lauren LaVera as fan favourite character Sienna Shaw, a previous survivor of Art the Clown.

Terrifier 3 does not have an Irish release date yet but will be out in the States on 25 October 2024, just in time for Halloween.

You can check out its teaser trailer below, although again viewer discretion is advised.

Terrifier 3 trailer

For the rest of this week’s big movie and TV trailers, scroll below.

Anyone But You
Staring with movies, in this rom-com, two people who hate each other (Glen Powell and Sydney Sweeney) must pretend to be a couple while attending a destination wedding in Australia.

Anyone But You will be out in Irish cinemas on 26 December.

Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget
This long-awaited sequel to the classic 2000 animated movie Chicken Run lands on 15 December.

Millie Bobby Brown stars in this horror-tinged twist on fairytales as a young woman who must fight to survive after her ‘Prince Charming’ traps her in a cave with a fire-breathing dragon.

Damsel will land on Netflix sometime next year.

The Garfield Movie
Chris Pratt voices the famous cat in this animated movie coming to cinemas on 24 May 2024.

Another horror flick, this one is about a mother (DeWanda Wise) whose family begins to be terrorised by her old imaginary friend.

Imaginary will be out in cinemas on 8 March 2024.

Madame Web
Dakota Johnson (and Sydney Sweeney again) star in this upcoming entry in Sony’s Spider-Man Universe of movies which also includes Morbius and Venom.

Madame Web will be out in cinemas on 16 February 2024.

Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire
The first part of Zack Synder’s Netflix space opera epic (which JOE previously discussed at length right here), Rebel Moon Part One will land on the streamer on 22 December.

Role Play
The lives of a married couple (David Oyelowo and Kaley Cuoco) are turned upside down when the wife’s past as an assassin comes back to haunt her.

This action thriller will drop on Prime Video on 12 January 2024.

The Sacrifice Game
Arriving on horror streaming service Shudder on 8 December, The Sacrifice Game revolves around two girls trapped in a boarding school for Christmas who become the target of a murderous gang.

Dead Boy Detectives
Moving onto TV, this comic book adaptation follows two boys who decided not to enter the afterlife but instead stay on Earth and investigate crimes that involve the supernatural.

Dead Boy Detectives will be “coming soon” to Netflix.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians
This show based on the Percy Jackson fantasy novel series premieres on Disney+ on 20 December.

What If…? Season 2
Last but not least, this Marvel animated anthology series returns to Disney+ on 22 December.

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