Former AEW World Champion Chris Jericho will trade the squared circle for the big screen this Halloween as he appears in the highly anticipated horror sequel Terrifier 2.
Following his 1994 feature film debut as a cameo in the cult classic, ‘Resort To Kill’ Chris Jericho is set to appear on-screen opposite one of horror’s most iconic antagonists Damien Leone’s Art The Clown.
Almost a decade after the killer clowns’ debut in 2013’s ‘All Hallow’s Eve’ David Howard Thornton is set to dawn the face paint once again for Terrifier 2 which is set to debut in theatres on October 6th, 2022 in partnership with streaming services SCREAMBOX and Bloody Disgusting.
Chris Jericho is set to the role of Burke in the upcoming film appearing alongside horror regulars such as Samantha Scaffidi and Felissa Rose.
Speaking with /Film’s Ryan Scott, AEW’s Chris Jericho would reveal how his role in the highly anticipated Terrifier sequel came to be adding that it was Corcoran’s iconic scene that got him hooked on the franchise initially.
“I was kind of just like, ‘I don’t know if I like the title, and it’s a clown.’ He goes, ‘You got to watch this scene.’ He showed the famous scene, Catherine [Corcoran]’s scene. And I was like, ‘That’s the f**king most disgusting thing I’ve ever seen.’ I watched it, and just loved it right away. [Then] David and I did a convention together. One of the reasons why I did the convention was like, ‘Oh, I got to talk to the clown.’
So when there was talk about ‘Terrifier 2,’ I was like, ‘I f**king want to be in this.’ And I think we spoke about a lot of different things and [they] connected with my manager to talk about some dealings and stuff. And I just became kind of a real champion for the movie. […] That’s kind of where it started, and then Damien had a couple of ideas and then came up with this really cool scene [for me] towards the end of the movie.”
‘Le Champion’ would continue, adding that he believes Art, beloved for his iconic look, charisma and extreme gore, is the most iconic horror villain the industry has seen since the likes of Freddy Kruger and Jadon Voorhees in the 1980s.
“Art the Clown is the most iconic horror movie killer that we’ve had since Jason Voorhees and Freddy in the ’80s. More so than Victor Crowley or anybody else.”
Chris Jericho has become the latest wrestling star to make their way into the horror universe following the likes of Goldberg (Santa’s Slay), Batista (Army Of The Dead), Hornswoggle (Leprechaun), Kane (See No Evil) and Roddy Piper in the legendary They Live.