Just as Doug Jones (“The Shape of Water”) has become a quintessential creature performer in the films of Guillermo del Toro, actor David Howard Thornton completely inhabits the role of Art the Clown in Damien Leone’s “Terrifier” series. Thornton will be returning to murder the inhabitants of Miles County again in “Terrifier 3,” along with Lauren LaVera who will be reprising her role as Sienna Shaw, the main protagonist from the sequel.
In “Terrifier 2,” the character of Sienna Shaw achieves an almost mythic status going up against a seemingly invincible Art the Clown who somehow has the ability to self-heal from injuries that would kill any normal human being. Taking place on Halloween night, Sienna’s angel-winged costume empowers her to become the warrior she needs to be in order to have any chance at surviving. Leone has previously said that her character is “crucial to the franchise moving forward,” so expect a lot more ass-kicking from her in the third film.
Original “Terrifier” actress Samantha Scaffidi reprised her role as Victoria Heyes in the sequel, along with genre staple Felissa Rose (“Sleepaway Camp”) and pro-wrestler and singer Chris Jericho who both appeared in memorable cameos. At this time, it’s not clear who else will be popping up in “Terrifier 3,” but it should be fine to expect a few more familiar faces from the horror genre to make an appearance in the highly anticipated trilogy capper.
Also, don’t be surprised if you see Art the Clown’s tiny accomplice, the Pale Girl (Amelie McLain), again in future installments.