terrifying 2 It is an interesting movie, as it tries to build what made the first movie so popular – the sheer amount of blood – and tries to add a story to it. The bloodshed succeeded, as it did the first time. The story…not much.
We immediately continue where we left off after the first horrifyingclown artDavid Howard Thornton) Busy killing the coroner in the morgue. From there, he goes to a laundry, strips his ass and washes his clown costume. While waiting, he sees a young girl dressed remarkably similar to him, and the two begin to lie down together. When another patron, dozing, wakes up and sees a nude art playing pancake pan himself, suggesting that this little girl is everything on Art’s mind. The patron of the laundry is killed before he leaves the art.
A year later, Art the Clown is gone, already little more than a local bogeyman. Sienna (Lauren Laveraand younger brother JonathanElliot FulhamThey discuss their plans for Halloween with their mother, and Jonathan wants to dress up as Art the Clown. Both are terrified at the idea, but mom passes it on because Jonathan is going through a “strange phase”. Their father himself committed suicide unspecified time ago, and they are still dealing with the loss.
At this point, there are a lot of story points being incorporated into the bloody murder sequence, and quite frankly, I have no idea what’s going on. Sienna has an extended nightmare about Art the Clown that ends up setting fire to a group of people. In her room, a set of feather wings she had made for her Halloween costume caught fire, setting the entire house on fire. The sword that her father gave her was untouched by fire. Later, the sword would become important to an incomprehensible supernatural story point.
The next day at school, Jonathan was out in the hall corridor when he saw Art and the little girl playing with a dead opossum in the middle of the school hallway. They throw him, Jonathan runs, and he gets suspended for vandalizing the school. Later, he finds a news clip in his father’s sketchbook about a disfigured little girl outside the carnival (the carnival that Sienna was later lured into). This little girl was playing with art. As far as I can tell, Art, Sienna, and Jonathan can all see and interact with this little girl, but they’re all alone.
Besides a really incoherent post-credits scene, there’s nothing else I can pull from this movie’s “story” to share without “spoiling” the plot. I use these terms loosely because really director Damien Lyon It has to be stuck with what works. the first horrifying It was under 90 minutes and had no plot: it was just Art the Clown terrorizing everyone who came across it on Halloween night.
terrifying 2 The hours are at roughly two and a half hours, so it would have to fit into a plot there to justify the extended length. The problem is that the plot is meaningless. There are a lot of things that could Have fun, don’t go anywhere. There are hints that Sienna and Jonathan’s dad is more spoiled than depressed, but other than a line of dialogue hinting that he had a tumor that made him act abusive, we learn nothing. Then there are hints that Sienna and Jonathan suffer from mental disorders – perhaps passed down from the father, most obviously because they are able to see the little clown – that ended up being nowhere.
Finally, there was the strange supernatural ending, which I won’t spoil if you’re really interested in the story. But it just didn’t make sense, not in this world, and it wasn’t engraved at the end of this story that wasn’t supernatural.
But I will now focus on the part of the movie that I loved: death. Because really, if you liked the first horrifyingThis is what you will come to terrifying 2 for. The deaths are particularly large. Really brutal, violent and bloody. only gross. The only thing stopping them from feeling nauseous is the fact that it’s clearly fake. It’s still really good synthetic work, and I give the team props to do most, if not all, of the FX in action. I felt like an old man H.G. Lewis Movie, turned 11. I mean, art literally reaches most of its victims and pulls their organs out, splashing their blood. He really enjoys playing with his victims’ bodies. If mills were still a thing, this would be the headline. My favorite murder was probably Allie (that’s not spoiler; it’s a horrifying Movie – Everyone Dies!). So watch out for that.
terrifying 2 He does best when he does what we’re here to see: the big, bloody murder. But trying to write a terrible story. terrifying 2 It’s trying to be bigger and better than its predecessor when we really wanted more of the same.
evaluation: B- (A for the wrong; D for the story)
Terrifier 2 will be in theaters on October 6 from Cinedigm in partnership with Iconic Events.