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Sick audition Terrifier 2 star had to pass to land twisted killer clown role

Sick audition Terrifier 2 star had to pass to land twisted killer clown role

The horror has been, well, horrifying viewers, and star David Howard Thornton really had to earn the role as the killer clown

Whether we like it or not, spooky season is upon us - and Terrifier 2 has been well and truly getting people in the mood. Watch the trailer here:

The slasher movie runs for more than two hours and tells the story of Art the Clown as he haunts a teenage girl and her brother on Halloween night.

David Howard Thornton stars as the creepy clown, and in a new interview, he has reflected on the grisly audition that landed him the part.

"Oddly enough, I just responded to an open audition notice on Actor's Access," he told Screen Rant.

"They needed a tall, skinny guy to play Art [who] had physical comedy experience or clowning experience - 'Oh my God, that sounds perfect for me!'

"I already knew the character because I had seen All Hallows' Eve. I was like, 'Oh my God, I would love to have a chance to do something interesting with this character.' I just went in and auditioned for it, and the rest is history."

But given the nature of the role, this wasn't a regular audition.

He explained: "I had to improvise my whole entire audition on the spot because Art doesn't talk. They wanted me to pantomime killing a victim, decapitating a guy, and being happy about doing it.

"I think that the audition is online somewhere, but the short and sweet version of it [is] I snuck up behind my victim, cartoonishly knocked him out, sawed off his head, picked up the head, and tasted it.

"I didn't like the taste, so I took out some salt and seasoned it. Liked the taste, kind of bathed in the blood a little bit, and skipped on my merry way. And that's what got me the part."

Fair play, that's how you commit to a role.

The film is not for the faint of heart.
Bloody Disgusting

It seems he was a good choice too, because viewers have reported being well and truly s**t up by the film.

On social media, one viewer wrote: "Terrifier 2 was an amazing gory mess. The guy behind me passed out cold and crashed into my chair, another guy left because he didn't feel good, I overheard him say, and walking out the theatre door I heard a guy puking hard and loud in the bathroom."

While another glowing review read: "Terrifier 2 is now in theatres and it's likely the bloodiest, bonkers, most brutal horror flick you'll see all year.

"An epic 2.5 hours of gory mayhem that annihilates boundaries.

"If you were a fan of the first film, don't miss your chance to see this on the big screen."

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Topics: TV and Film