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Horror film causing people to vomit in cinemas scores $5.2 million at box office with $250K budget

Horror film causing people to vomit in cinemas scores $5.2 million at box office with $250K budget

Terrifier 2's extreme gore has led to loads of viewers to feel sick at what they were seeing.

The vomit-inducing Terrifier 2 has racked up USD $5.2 million (AUD $8.01m, £4.4m) at the box office despite being made on a USD $250,000 (AUD $385,089 or £215,012) budget.

While Halloween Ends and Smile have been the most highly anticipated horror flicks of the spooky season, it’s safe to say Terrifier 2 has emerged as a dark horse.

The sequel picks up a year after the first film when Art the Clown is resurrected thanks to a demonic entity in the form of a little girl.

Art continues terrorising teenager Sienna Shaw and her younger brother on the night of Halloween.

According to the New York Times, in its opening weekend, the film earned USD $805,000 (AUD $1.2m or £692,364), which instantly put it in the top 10.

It even received a tick of approval from acclaimed horror author himself, Stephen King, who tweeted: "Grossin’ you out old-school."

However, not only has the splatter slasher film made headlines for earning some serious dollar, but people are reportedly throwing up and passing out in cinemas due to its extreme gore and violence.

Many have taken to Twitter to share their response, with one user sharing a scene that made them ‘cry and throw up’.

Another user said: “Watching #Terrifier2 my friend just threw up and then passed out. I’ve counted five walk outs so far. I’m loving it.”

While another shared: “I just saw it here in Chicago. 2 walk outs. Lots of screaming… someone almost threw up during the BEDROOM scene. Other then that we all loved it. Stay for the mid credit scene too.”

Recently, director Damien Leone spoke with the New York Times about the film’s shocking audience reaction.

He said: “We all wish we could see The Exorcist on opening weekend and experience people vomiting in the aisles. This is as close as you’ll get to that.”

However, Leone also told the outlet that while his mother was the one who introduced him to horror when he was young, she too was sickened by the film’s transgressive violence.

He said: “She was beyond repulsed, just screaming at me, cursing me out like a truck driver.”

However, as the credits rolled, the director revealed that his mother was ‘very proud’, which he said was a ‘badge of honour’.

We can't imagine the director will make his foray into the rom-com genre anytime soon.

Featured Image Credit: Bloody Disgusting

Topics: Film and TV, Horror