Director Damien Leone sat down with Variety to discuss the success of Terrifier 2 and some ideas that were too nasty to even make it into the horror sequel. Of course, he was also quick to point out in passing that Art the Clown will be returning following the success of the second installment in the franchise.
“I had a ‘Part 3’ in mind when I wrote ‘Part 2’. There are so many questions raised in ‘Part 2’ that aren’t answered,” explained Leone. “And that was part of the design because I know I’m going into a ‘Part 3.'” The director also pointed out that the designs for the franchise could lead to a fourth volume since he doesn’t want to do the films as long as “Terrifier 2” from that point on.
Despite this, Leone was clear that he didn’t want the series to become a slasher series joke like so many other franchises have done. “My concern is that eventually the well will run dry and we’ll end up jumping at the shark,” the director admitted. “There will be nothing more to say about this character. It’s happening with a lot of franchises, which I’m still a huge fan of.” Either way, if the unexpected success of Terrifier 2 is any indication, there’s big things ahead for Leone and his blood-spattered slashers -Franchise.