Disturbing New Horror Movie Gets Mike Flanagan's Stamp of Approval

Disturbing New Horror Movie Gets Mike Flanagan's Stamp of Approval
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"The Megaslaher" – that's how horror movies guru Mike Flanagan described Terrifier 2, a new splatter slasher film written and directed by Damien Leone, which premiered this October.

"Terrifier 2 is wild. Very ambitious and deeply disturbing. Practical FX are off the chain, Flanagan wrote in his Twitter post praising Lauren LaVera's work as "terrific" and Thornton's Art the Clown for being downright ghastly."

"Art the Clown is downright ghastly. Seems to have invented a new sub genre: the MegaSlasher. Big respect to all involved."

Terrifier 2 follows misadventures of Art the Clown (David Howard Thornton), which continue in the unchained, unrestricted, unhinged, merciless and completely no-holds-barred follow-up, reads the description of the movie on its official Twitter page. Resurrected by a sinister entity, the evil clown comes back to Miles County to terrorize young woman Sienna (Lauren LaVera) and her younger brother Jonathan (Elliott Fullam) on one Halloween night.

The movie is a sequel to Terrifier, which was released in 2016, and is the third film to feature Art the Clown, an evil silent clown who hunts down and kills his victims in a comedic fashion.

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The words of praise coming from no other than Mike Flanagan mean a lot. The American filmmaker is internationally recognized as a true horror movie industry pro with accolades coming in from Stephen King and Quentin Tarantino.

But not all of the horror fans are on the same page.

Some commentators say that most of the movie is being taken up by "torture porn," and the longest scene shows the brutal torture and butchering of an underage girl. So, some fans of the horror genre believe this is a gore fest with none of that slasher charm; basically, they argue, the movie creators just managed to find a legal way to show women and kids tortured for two hours, and there's no creative or artistic value in that.

Just this Halloween season Mike Flanagan treated all horror fans to The Midnight Club, which he adapted for Netflix. The series is based on novels by Christopher Pike and stars Iman Benson as Ilonka.

The show tells the story of a girl suffering from a terminal stage thyroid cancer heading to a hospice instead of Stanford University. This is where she meets other teens and they start looking for supernatural signs in an attempt to save themselves from the eminent death. Previously, in 2018, the maestro created, directed, produced, edited, and wrote the Netflix supernatural horror drama, of which even Tarantino said "My favorite Netflix series, with no competition, is The Haunting of Hill House."