'Terrifier 2' director breaks down how he created the movie's most infamous kill that left audiences vomiting and fainting
"Terrifier 2" quickly gained attention making audiences faint and puke with one specific scene.
Director Damien Leone said he wanted to go bigger than the first film.
He explained that he and producer Phil Falcone built the effects together in lockdown.
"Terrifier 2" went viral in 2022 thanks to numerous reports of audiences puking and fainting during screenings thanks to Art the Clown (David Howard Thornton) and his taste for bloody carnage.
Director Damien Leone and producer Phil Falcone recently spoke to Insider about bringing the sequel to life, even recalling how they spent a considerable chunk of time together during lockdown sculpting the special effects for the horror movie's most memorable scene.
Of course, we're talking about Art dismembering Allie (Casey Hartnett) and scalping her in her bedroom.
Leone told Insider that he and Falcone originally didn't have a scene with enough shock factor to beat the gore in the first film during the initial shoot.
He said: "I remember being on set, we started shooting the alleyway scene, and I'm just looking at the monitor and saying in my head: 'This is certainly not rivaling the notorious hacksaw scene from part one, which is what everybody is expecting. How are we gonna top that?'"
However, the coronavirus pandemic then affected the production, and so Leone hunkered down in Falcone's basement during lockdown to sculpt the effects for the scene.
The director said: "I called up Phil. I said, 'Listen, we have all this time now on our hands. We have to reconfigure this kill scene. We're gonna go back in the trenches. We're gonna build all these great practical effects And then, you know, now maybe we'll have a shot at rivaling that hacksaw scene.' And that's what we did. I mean, we lived in his basement during quarantine."
Leone added: "We built all this stuff and then went back and shot for an additional five days that kill scene that you see in the movie. It was a lot of work, but we used the pandemic to our advantage."
Leone and Falcone also discussed their collaborative process going into the sequel, as Falcone praised his collaborator for his approach to feedback and other ideas.
"It's great to have somebody that's open to change, even though he knew what he wanted to see from it," said Falcone. "How I work is: 'Show me what you got and if it's better than what I have, I'll use it.' A lot of people aren't like that, and he is. So, he'll always accept your thoughts and think about it carefully before he would change anything, but he does make the changes if needed."
The director-producer duo are already eyeing up their next project together, with Falcone briefly mentioning that he is working on a new horror film called "Bloodscent."
"I had mentioned to Damien and I think he was excited about it, 'Bloodscent.' It has to do with things that me and Damien doing some special effects on might be really cool," the producer teased.
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