The year 2022 was a banner year for horror films. From franchise reboots like Scream and Hulu’s Hellraiser to legacy sequels such as Halloween Ends and original films such as Smile and The Black Phone, horror has been one of the most popular genres among thrill-hungry viewers.
Among these successful slasher films is the low-budget sequel Terrifier 2, which was October’s surprise blockbuster. After debuting in over 700 theatres, the picture has grossed nearly $8 million on a meager budget of $250,000. It has also attracted notice from the mainstream press for its severe violence and gore, which has caused several viewers to vomit, faint, or leave the cinema feeling nauseous. Not bad for an independent horror film about a psychotic clown attacking the populace.
What is Screambox?
Now, just in time for Halloween, those who are too terrified to enter a dark, unfamiliar cinema may view Damien Leone’s twisted horror film at home. The new horror streaming service Screambox is currently streaming Terrifier 2 for all subscribers.
There are hundreds of titles available on Screambox, including the original Terrifier and legendary horror films such as Fright Night, The House That Dripped Blood, Carnival of Souls, and Night of the Living Dead. In addition, it offers J-horror films such as Audition, Dark Water, and Ringu 2, as well as documentaries such as Pennywise: The Story of It and original films such as The Stairs.
How much does it cost?
There are three primary Screambox subscription plans. A monthly premium Screambox subscription costs $4.99. There are no advertisements, and each film and television series is available on demand.
If you like to continue the horrorfest beyond October, you may purchase a $14.99 six-month premium subscription. If you are a true horror enthusiast and want all the frightening shocks through 2023, you can subscribe annually for only $26.99.
Is Terrifier 2 worth it?
Yes, if only to see what all the fuss is about. And if you don’t know what the film is about, here is its official IMDb logline: “After being resurrected by a malevolent force, Art the Clown returns to the sleepy village of Miles County on Halloween night, when he attacks a teenage girl and her younger brother.”
The film is directed by Damien Leone and stars David Howard Thornton as Art the Clown, Lauren LaVera as Sienna Shaw, Elliott Fullam as Jonathan Shaw, Sarah Voight as Barbara Shaw, Amelie McLain as The Pale Little Girl, Samantha Scaffidi as Victoria Heyes (the sole survivor from the original film), and former professional wrestler Chris Jericho as Burke. The film is 138 minutes long, which is longer than the average horror film, and has an R rating.
The film has a review score of 87% and an audience score of 83% on Rotten Tomatoes, as well as a critic score of 57 and a user score of 8.2 on Metacritic. Stephen King, the master of horror, is one of the film’s fans; he tweeted, “TERRIFIER 2: Grossing you out old-school.” Hey, if he enjoys it, it must be worth investigating.
Terrifier 2 is presently in cinemas across the nation. It is now only available to stream on Screambox.