Horror films make headlines best through blatant audience reactions. The newest flick in this category: Terrifier 2!
In the 90's a film became world famous that was made for very little money. But word of mouth about how spooky The Blair Witch Project was made the found footage flick very special -- and a huge hit. Since then, horror fans have always listened when a film triggers blatant reactions in the cinema hall.
The latest cult hit here could be "Terrifier 2". In 2016, the first film with the new serial killer Art, the Clown was ridiculed, apart from the bloody murder sequences little was offered. That seems to be changing now, because since the sequel has been in cinemas in the USA, reports of fainting spells or choking noises in the cinema have been piling up.
Even horror icon Stephen King seems to be a big fan, saying "Terrfier 2" would gross out viewers in the old-fashioned way:
The reactions help. On a budget of just $250,000, the film has already grossed over $5 million and will be showing in over 1,000 theaters across the United States over the weekend. It is questionable whether "Terrifier 2" will also be released in German cinemas, after all it is extremely bloody - something that the FSK is known to be not always friendly to.