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This New Horror Movie Is So Gory, Audiences Are Fainting and Throwing Up

"My friend passed out and the theater called an ambulance. Highly recommended," one viewer tweeted.

Consider this your warning. If you're not open to the possibility of vomiting or passing out in a movie theater, then avoid this new film at all costs. According to audience members who have taken to social media with their experiences, the horror movie Terrifier 2 is making viewers vomit and even faint. One fan even said that the theater called an ambulance for the friend they was seeing the movie with—a result they considered a ringing endorsement for the horror flick.

Read on to find out more about Terrifier 2 and the chaos its screenings are causing.

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The movie is about a killer clown.

David Howard Thornton as Art the Clown in "Terrifier 2"
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Terrifier 2 is the sequel to 2016's Terrifier. Both movies are about killer Art the Clown (David Howard Thornton), who brutally murders and disfigures people on Halloween. The low-budget horror films are both written and directed by Damien Leone.

It's a surprise box office hit.

Damien Leone at New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival in 2019
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As reported by Collider, Terrifier 2, which is unrated, was only supposed to be in theaters for one weekend starting Oct. 6, but its run was extended due to high demand. The publication states that the film has made $1.4 million so far on a $250K budget. And it's been word-of-mouth—namely, people raving about how unbelievably scary it is on social media—that's made the movie a success.

Leone tweeted on Oct. 11, "Because of the demand, Terrifier 2's theatrical run has been extended into the weekend! An official, detailed announcement is coming asap. To all of the fans who've come out to see this film in theaters, we cannot thank you enough!"

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Audience members are having extreme reactions to the gore.

Lauren LaVera in "Terrifier 2"
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Some who have seen the movie have shared their thoughts on social media—along with some of the intense reactions they witnessed in their theaters.

"#Terrifier2 my friend passed out and the theater called an ambulance. Highly recommended," tweeted one viewer alongside a photo of their friend speaking to people who appear to be EMTs.

Someone else posted, "Just saw Terrifier 2. It was an amazing gory mess. The guy behind me passed out cold n crashed into my chair, another guy left because he didn't feel good, I overheard him say and walking out theatre door I heard a guy puking hard & loud in the bathroom."

Another person stressed that people who've experienced the movie aren't exaggerating about what it did to them, saying, "TERRIFIER 2: The first movie in my lifetime where I've read reports of people fainting and vomiting in the theater, and then after finally seeing it myself thinking, 'yeah, I get that.'"

Fans are warning the faint-hearted to stay away.

Lauren LaVera and David Howard Thornton in "Terrifier 2"
Cinedigm / YouTube

People who have seen the movie are also making sure that potential audience members know what they're getting into when they buy a ticket.

"So I umm… just got done watching Terrifier 2.. and yeah, this has been the most disturbing movie I have ever seen," someone tweeted. "Like this [expletive] is on a different level of sadistic. We were so stunned that we couldn't even speak after it ended."

Another horror fan wrote, "If you were planning on seeing Terrifier 2 I'm gonna warn you all now it's the goriest film I've seen since probably Hostile. If you don't like really detailed visceral fatalities I'd avoid it. Everyone else GET YOUR [expletive] TO YOUR LOCAL THEATER SO WE GET MORE MOVIES LIKE THIS!"

And it seems like the internet buzz is making the filmmaker proud. Leone tweeted in response to an article about Terrifier 2's impact on audiences, "Word is spreading as people are fainting! #terrifier2 #onlyamovie."

Lia Beck
Lia Beck is a writer living in Richmond, Virginia. In addition to Best Life, she has written for Refinery29, Bustle, Hello Giggles, InStyle, and more. Read more
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