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Villain Overview

Art the Clown is the main antagonist of the 2013 low-budget horror film All Hallows' Eve, along with the 2017 film Terrifier and will also appear in the sequel, Terrifier 2. He is a demonic killer clown with mime-like qualities who appears on Halloween nights to wreak havoc. The character appears in many of director Damien Leone's works, originating in the short film The 9th Circle before taking on a more prominent role in feature horror films.

In All Hallows' Eve, he was portrayed by Mike Giannelli, who also played the demonic figure in The 9th Circle. He is later portrayed by David Howard Thornton in Terrifier and the upcoming sequel Terrifier 2.

Appearance

Art the Clown dons the appearance of a clown dressed in black and white costume. He is often shown carrying a black trash bag, in which he keeps his various crude weapons. His face is painted pale white, while his eyes, mouth, and (fake) eyebrows are painted black. He wears a white bald cap on his head, complete with a small black hat strapped on top. It is revealed in Terrifier that Art has a normal Caucasian skin tone, along with shaved eyebrows. He is depicted as being somewhat tall, and having a thin build.

Art's appearance changes drastically throughout the short films that are shown in All Hallows' Eve. In the first short VHS film, he has the appearance of a human clown. In the second and third short VHS films, his appearance has become more unsettling, with him having filthy, rotting teeth, an abnormally shaped head, deeply sunken cheeks, and an elongated, crooked nose that comes to an unnaturally sharp point (although this may be due to the usage of prosthetic facial features and makeup). Art dons this same appearance in the film Terrifier.

Personality

Art is a vile, dangerous, and demented killer clown who has a penchant for viciously slaughtering nearly anyone he comes across, with his preferred method of killing and torture being mutilation. Art possesses various supernatural abilities as well, which he uses to induce fear upon his targets. He is shown to be an extremely dedicated serial killer, stopping at nothing until he has finally cornered his victims, who he continually chases down, terrorizes and stalks, before either killing in a slow, violently sadistic manner, or, as shown in some cases, sparing their lives, only so that they have to live with the trauma he has exposed them to.

Art's behavior is very much like that of a silent clown, in obvious reference to his appearance, and he is never shown speaking or making any other audible noises. Even when badly injured, he mimes screams of pain instead of actually screaming. He always (silently) laughs when his targets are in peril, and is very theatrical when hunting down and killing them, oftentimes performing his kills in an animated, comedic manner. Unlike other silent slasher villains, Art is very expressive and emotional, using gestures and facial expressions to communicate. It is unclear if Art cannot speak or if he simply chooses not to.

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Trivia

  • While it has been speculated by fans in the past that Art is a misogynist (due to how particularly sadistic he is towards his female victims), and may have had maternal issues during his childhood (due to the scene in Terrifier, where he allows the cat lady to cradle him in a motherly fashion, whilst he sucks on his thumb), both of these theories have been denied by Art's creator Damien Leone, and Art's current actor David Howard Thorton.
  • According to Damien Leone in an interview, Art did not realize that he would come back to life before he shot himself in the head-meaning he was unaware of his supernatural abilities until then.

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1940s
And Then There Were None

1960s
Berserk! | Blood and Black Lace | Blood Feast | Color Me Blood Red | Dementia 13
Devils of Darkness | Peeping Tom | Psycho | Terrified | The House That Screamed
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1970s
A Bay of Blood | A Dragonfly for Each Corpse | Alice Sweet Alice | Black Christmas
Blue Eyes of the Broken Doll | Blood and Lace | Crucible of Terror | Death Line | Don't Open the Door!
Evil Come, Evil Go | Exposé | Eyeball | Eyes of Laura Mars | Fright | Frightmare | Giallo a Venezia | Halloween
Hands of the Ripper | Home for the Holidays | I Dismember Mama | Killer's Moon | Mardi Gras Massacre
Massacre at Central High | Massage Parlor Murders! | People Toys | Savage Water
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She's Dressed to Kill | Slaughter Hotel | Silent Night, Bloody Night | Sisters | Sisters of Death
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The House on Sorority Row | The Hills Have Eyes | The Jekyll and Hyde Portfolio | The Last House On the Left
The Redeemer: Son of Satan | The Severed Arm | The Silent Scream
The Swinging Barmaids | Terror at Red Wolf Inn | The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The Toolbox Murders | The Town That Dreaded Sundown | The Zodiac Killer
Three on a Meathook | Torso | Tourist Trap | Tower of Evil
When a Stranger Calls | Whiskey Mountain | Wicked, Wicked

1980s
555 | A Blade in the Dark | Absurd | Alone in the Dark | American Gothic
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Delusion | Destroyer | Dial Code Santa Claus | Disconnected | Don't Answer the Phone
Don't Go in the Woods | Don't Open Till Christmas | Doom Asylum | Dressed to Kill
Edge of Sanity | Edge of the Axe | Evil Dead Trap | Evil Laugh | Eyes of a Stranger | Faceless
Fade to Black | Fatal Games | Final Exam | Friday the 13th | Friday the 13th Part 2
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning | Funeral Home | Ghostkeeper | Girls Nite Out
Graduation Day | Grave Robbers | Grotesque | Happy Birthday to Me | He Knows You're Alone
Hell High | Hell Night | Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night III | Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer | Hide and Go Shriek | Home Sweet Home
Hospital Massacre | Houseboat Horror | Humongous | Hunter's Blood | Iced | I, Madman
Innocent Prey | Intruder | Jack's Back | Just Before Dawn | Killer Party | Killer Workout
Killing Mr. Griffin | Las Vegas Bloodbath | Madhouse | Madman | Maniac | Maniac Cop | Midnight | Moonstalker
Mortuary | Mountaintop Motel Massacre | Murder By Phone | My Bloody Valentine
New Year's Evil | Next of Kin | Nightmare | Nightmare Beach | Nightmares
Night of the Demon | Night School | Night Screams | Offerings | Office Killer | Ogroff
Open House | Opera | Party Line | Phantom of the Mall: Eric's Revenge | Pieces | Prom Night
Prom Night IV: Deliver Us From Evil | Psycho Cop | Puppet Master | Return to Horror High
Roadgames | Rocktober Blood | Rush Week | Satan's Blade | Scalps | Schizoid | Scream
Shadows Run Black | Shocker | Silent Madness | Silent Scream | Silent Night, Deadly Night
Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 | Silent Rage | Slaughter High | Slaughter house | Sleepaway Camp
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The Slumber Party Massacre | The Slumber Party Massacre 2 | The Stepfather
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 | The Undertaker | The Unseen | The Wind | The Zero Boys
Tightrope | To All a Goodnight | Too Scared to Scream | Trapped | Trick or Treats
Truth or Dare | Twisted Nightmare | Unhinged | Unmasked Part 25 | Violent Shit
Visiting Hours | White of the Eye | Whiteboard

1990s
303 Fear Faith Revenge | Bride of Chucky | Candyman | Cube | Dance Macabre
Deadly Manor | Deadly Sins | Dolly Dearest | Dr. Giggles | Happy Hell Night | Ice Cream Man
Idle Hands | I Know What You Did Last Summer | Intensive Care | I've Been Waiting For You
Jack Frost | Jack-O | Jennifer 8 | Leprechaun | Lovers Lane | Mindhunters | Misery | Nightbreed | Night of the Dribbler
Night of the Scarecrow | Popcorn | Santa Claws | Scream | Scream 2 | Se7en | Slumber Party Massacre 3
Sorority House Massacre 2 | Sorority House Massacre 3: Hard to Die | Star Time | Suspicions
The ABC Murders | The Catcher | The Chill Factor | The Clown at Midnight | The Dentist | The First Power
The Rain Killer | Uncle Sam | Urban Legend | When a Stranger Calls Back | Zipperface

2000s
100 Tears | All the Boys Love Mandy Lane | American Psycho | American Psycho 2
Amusement | Anatomy | Ángel Negro | A Perfect Getaway | April Fool's Day | Axe Grinder
Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon | Black Christmas | Bleed
Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet | Bloody Murder | Bloody Murder 2: Closing Camp
Boogeyman | Bruiser | Captivity | Carved: The Slit-Mouthed Woman | Cheerleader Massacre | Cherry Falls | Club Dread
Cold Prey | Cry_Wolf | Cruel World | Curtain: Poirot's Last Case | Cut | Cut-Throat | Dark Harvest
Dark Nature Dark Ride | Dead Tone | Death on Demand | Deep in the Woods | Do You Like Hitchcock
Do You Wanna Know a Secret? | Drive Thru | Drowning Ghost | FearDotCom | Final Destination | Final Stab
Friday the 13th | Gutterballs | Halloween | Halloween Night | Halloweenight | Harper's Island| Hatchet
Hide and Seek | High Lane | Hollow Man | Hollow Man 2 | House of Wax | I Am the Ripper | Identity
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer | I've Been Watching You | Jack O'Lantern | Jeepers Creepers | Jigsaw
Joy Ride | Junkyard Dog | Killer Movie | Killjoy | Laid to Rest | Lake Dead | Left for Dead | Malevolence
Memories of Murder| Midnight Movie | Mirrors | Miner's Massacre | Mr. Brooks | My Soul to Take | My Little Eye | My Super Psycho Sweet 16 | Nightmare
One Missed Call | Orphan | Otis | Penny Dreadful | Perfume | Prom Night | Red Velvet | Reeker
Ripper | Santa's Slay | Scary Movie | Scream 3 | S.D.D. | Secret Window | Seed | Seed of Chucky
See No Evil | Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th | Shrooms | Shutter | Simon Says
Sivi | Slash | Slasher | Slashers | Slaughter Disc | Smash Cut | Somebody Help Me
Someone's Knocking at the Door | Sorority Row | Shredder | Staunton Hill | Storm Warning
Suicide Circle | Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street | Terror Tract
ThanksKilling | The Alphabet Killer | The Backlot Murders | The Collector | The Greenskeeper
The Grudge | The Hills Have Eyes | The Hills Run Red | The Last Horror Movie
The Last House in the Woods | The Midnight Meat Train | The Pool | The Poughkeepsie Tapes
The Pumpkin Karver | The Raven | The Ring | The Stepfather | The Strangers
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre | The Tooth Fairy | The Tripper | They | The Watcher | Toolbox Murders | Tormented
Trackman | Tuno Negro | Twisted | Untraceable | Urban Legends: Bloody Mary | Urban Legends: Final Cut | Vacancy
Valentine | Venom | When a Killer Calls | When A Stranger Calls | Wolf Creek | Wrestlemaniac | Wrong Turn

2010s
All Through the House | American Gothic | Aquaslash | ATM | Bastard | Becky | Beg | Bela Kiss: Prologue| Black Cat
Blood Junkie | Bloodline | Bloody Bloody Bible Camp | Bloody Crayons | Bloody Homecoming
Better Watch Out | Billy Club | Blood Runs Cold | Bunnyman | Charlie's Farm
Cheerleader Camp: To the Death | Child's Play | Click | Clinical | Community Service: The Movie
Crazy Bitches | Countdown | Dark Shade Creek | Dead Silence | Deadly Manners | Dementia 13 | Demons Never Die
Detention | Discopath | Don't Breathe | Don't Go in the Woods | Don't Hang Up | Dude Bro Party Massacre III
Famine | Fender Bender | Fish & Cat | Fright Flick | Girl House | Happy Death Day | Happy Death Day 2U
Harper's Island | Haunt | Hazard Jack | HazMat | Hell Fest | He's Out There | House at the End of the Street | Hush | It Follows | Jacob | Julia's Eyes | Kaalo
Keep Watching | Killer Waves Kill Game | Klown Camp Massacre | Kristy | L.A. Slasher | Lights Out | Lost After Dark | Maniac
Mirrors 2 | Mischief Night | Most Likely to Die | Murder Mystery | My Bloody Valentine 3D | Nine Dead | One Missed Call
Ouija | Open 24 Hours | Playing with Dolls | Polaroid | Pool Party Massacre | President's Day
Random Acts of Violence | Reaper | Red Christmas | Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark | Scream 4
Scream (MTV) Scream Queens | Shutter | Silent Night | Sinister | Slasher (TV) | Slender Man | Smiley | Some Kind of Hate | Sparrow
Stage Fright | Star Vehicle | Stitches | Tell Me How I Die | Terrifier | The ABC Murders | The Alienist | The Axe Murders of Villisca | The Babysitter
The Banana Splits Movie | The Boy | The Den | The Editor | The Final | The Final Girls | The Funhouse Massacre
The Gallows | The Girl in the Photographs | The Iceman | The Laughing Mask | The Last House On the Left
The Lurker | The Redwood Massacre | The River Murders | The Sleeper
The Town That Dreaded Sundown | The White Vault | The Windmill Massacre | Thriller | Trick | Truth or Dare (2017)
Truth or Dare (2018) | Unsane | Varsity Blood | Villains | Wreckage | You Might Be the Killer | You're Next

2020s
Freaky | Initiation | Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight | Scream | Skull: The Mask
Smiley Face Killers | The Invisible Man

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