Damien Leone is a film director, screenwriter, and film producer known for writing and directing All Hallows’ Eve (2013), Terrifier (2016), and Terrifier 2 (2022), each of which feature his character Art the Clown. He is currently working on Terrifier 3.
In 2016, Terrifier was released. Among other credits, Leone wrote and directed the film, which eventually became a cult film for which he was nominated for a Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Makeup FX. In 2022, Leone returned for the sequel, Terrifier 2. Terrifier 2 was received favorably by critics and was a hit at the box office, grossing more than $15 million on a $250,000 budget. Leone was again nominated for a Fangoria Chainsaw Award Best Makeup FX for his work on Terrifier 2.
It was later announced that Leone was working on Terrifier 3 and the upcoming film, Stream.