EXCLUSIVE: Signature Entertainment has pre-bought UK & Irish rights to Damien Leone’s horror sequel Terrifier 3 from The Coven, having released the first two movies in the franchise.
David Howard Thornton and Lauren LaVera are set to reprise their roles as Art the Clown and Sienna, respectively, in the Christmas-themed horror movie which will hit North American theaters on October 25, 2024.
A statement this week from Cineverse and Bloody Disgusting revealed that villanous Art the Clown will “unleash chaos on the unsuspecting residents of Miles County as they peacefully drift off to sleep on Christmas Eve.” Filming is expected to get underway in January, 2024.
The threequel is produced by Phil Falcone (Terrifier franchise) and is directed and written by Damien Leone (Terrifier franchise). As we revealed earlier this year, the film is understood to be getting a budget in the low-mid seven figure range, a significant increase on that of the sequel.
Terrifier 2 became a surprise box office hit last year, taking $10.6M at the North American box office and another $5M international off a $250k budget. The slasher sequel sold out its world premiere at the UK’s FrightFest before going on to top the UK digital download chart upon release. The film also featured in the UK’s top 10 physical release chart across all platforms. Signature also released the first Terrifier film in 2018.
The UK deal was negotiated between Signature’s Director of Acquisitions and TV Elizabeth Williams and The Coven CEO and Founder Priscilla Ross Smith.
Williams said: “We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with Damien and The Coven for the third entry in his runaway hit franchise. Terrifier 3 feels like Damien at the top of his filmmaking craft, and we look forward to bringing another jaw-dropping experience to the UK in 2024.”