THE BIG PICTURE
Mezco Toyz has recently released a figure of Art the Clown, standing at 15 inches with a fresh head sculpt and accompanied by a bloodstained hacksaw and sound effects. The Terrifier series has proven successful, with the original film thriving on home video, and its sequel earning $15 million on a small budget. The third installment is due for release in late 2024, with filming scheduled for this winter. The story is yet to be revealed, but David Howard Thornton and Lauren Lavera are likely to reprise their roles.
Terrifier has solidified its place as one of the standout modern horror franchises. This extreme gore-fest, directed by Damien Leone, expanded the scope of the genre. The spotlight has been on the series’ infamous antagonist Art the Clown. Calling this sinister character the new horror monarch would be an understatement. As fans eagerly anticipate the release of Terrifier 3 next year, Mezco Toyz has unveiled their latest Art the Clown figure.
The new Art figure, belonging to the MDS Mega Scale line, stands 15 inches tall, boasts 11 points of articulation, and features a new head sculpt that bears an eerie resemblance to actor David Howard Thornton, despite the figure’s exaggerated dimensions. Art is displayed in his typical black and white clown costume, and is fully armed. The figure includes Art’s infamous bloody hacksaw. Hopefully, the figure won’t attempt to bisect you while you’re asleep. If you’ve watched the original Terrifier, you’ll be aware of this slasher’s potential. If these hair-raising attributes weren’t sufficient, this version of Art also comes with spine-tingling sound effects to haunt your dreams.
Terrifier’s Frightening Journey
For nearly a decade, Terrifier has been the dark horse of indie horror franchises. The first film, released in 2016, quickly gained traction on the home video market due to its extreme gore approach. It subverted typical slasher and horror tropes that have comforted the genre for the past four decades, including the absence of a “final girl” and an unprecedented bloodbath. It was a horrific Halloween night, courtesy of Art the Clown, with some of the goriest killings ever filmed.
Terrifier’s triumph led to the equally successful sequel Terrifier 2 last year. Despite adopting a more conventional approach with a traditional final girl, the film preserved the classic Terrifier chaos, earning a staggering $15 million from a modest $250,000 budget. This led to the greenlighting of Terrifier 3 and the re-release of the original film in theaters for a limited run this past July. The original movie, with a budget of just $35,000, has so far made over $400,000 in its second run.
Terrifier 3 Release Schedule
The release date for Terrifier 3 is yet to be confirmed, but it’s expected to be out by the end of 2024. Filming is due to begin this winter. While the plot remains a mystery, it’s anticipated that Thorton and Lauren Lavera, who first appeared as Sienna in Terrifier 2, will be back for the upcoming movie. Meanwhile, as horror enthusiasts eagerly await more updates, the new Art the Clown figure from Mezco can be pre-ordered on their website. The figure, priced at $98, is scheduled to ship in spring 2024. Get a glimpse of the new figure below:
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Terrifier Franchise
What is the new Art the Clown figure from Mezco Toyz?
The new Art the Clown figure from Mezco Toyz is part of the MDS Mega Scale line and stands at 15 inches tall. It features a new head sculpt and comes with a bloody hacksaw and sound effects.
How successful was the Terrifier franchise?
The Terrifier franchise has been successful, with the original film gaining popularity in the home video market, and its sequel grossing $15 million on a small budget. The original movie, re-released in theaters, made over $400,000 in its second run.
When is Terrifier 3 set to be released?
Terrifier 3 is set to be released in late 2024, with shooting scheduled for the winter.
Who are the expected actors to return in Terrifier 3?
Actors David Howard Thornton and Lauren Lavera, who first appeared as Sienna in Terrifier 2, are expected to return in Terrifier 3.
How can I get the new Art the Clown figure from Mezco Toyz?
You can pre-order the new Art the Clown figure from the Mezco Toyz website. The figure costs $98 and is expected to ship in spring 2024.