Damien Leone hints about his ideas for Terrifier 4, suggesting that while working on the third movie, he realized there might be a need for a fourth installment, which could potentially be the final one for the series.
Leone’s horror series centers around Art the Clown, a terrifying serial killer who terrorizes Miles County by brutally killing different individuals. The initial movie received diverse feedback from both critics and viewers, but it later gained a devoted following, leading to crowdfunding for last year’s Terrifier 2. The sequel received excellent reviews and was a huge success at the box office, opening up possibilities for more installments in the future.
In a recent interview with Insider, Damien Leone discussed the future of the Terrifier franchise. He confirmed that he is currently writing the script for the third film. However, he also hinted that his story ideas might be significant enough to warrant expanding the series to a Terrifier 4. Interestingly, he seems to imply that Terrifier 4 could potentially be the final installment in the franchise. Here’s what Leone said:
I am writing ‘Terrifier 3’ as we speak. I definitely want to make at least one more. There may be two to tell this story and tackle all the ideas that I have in my head. Because there’s a lot more to explore with Art the Clown, the pale girl, Victoria, and certainly Sienna as our final girl. We will be following her journey to the end of this franchise.
Why Terrifier 4 Should End The Franchise
Even before the release of Terrifier 2, Damien Leone had hinted at the possibility of Terrifier 3 and potentially more sequels. These future installments would focus on delving deeper into Art the Clown’s background and reasons for his actions, both of which have remained a mystery until now. While he hadn’t specified the exact number of sequels he had in mind beyond Terrifier 2, it was clear that he had ideas for at least one more movie. He expressed a desire to avoid creating another lengthy 2.5-hour-long film. Leone’s recent statements further support his intention to split the next Terrifier movie into two parts, as he faces the challenge of balancing the narratives of four different characters.
Leone’s recent update contains an intriguing hint that Sienna’s journey will be a significant part of the Terrifier franchise’s future. While it’s not a direct confirmation of the series coming to an end soon, it does suggest that the writer/director is already contemplating the overall arc and conclusion of the story. As he plans to take a risk by exploring Art the Clown’s origins, it would be logical to consider concluding the Terrifier movies relatively sooner rather than later. By delving into Art’s backstory, the series could reach a fitting conclusion that brings the narrative to a satisfying close.
Certainly, here’s the response:
Terrifier 4 could be a good way to end the horror franchise because it has been known for its shock value, which made the previous films popular. Just like the Saw franchise, Terrifier 2 shocked audiences with its violent and gruesome scenes, but relying on this aspect alone might not work for future sequels. However, Leone’s tease that Terrifier 3 will be the scariest one yet might keep the franchise going strong for longer. Balancing shock value and fresh storytelling could be the key to its continued success beyond Terrifier 4.