It looks like Art the Clown might bring home an Academy Award should he qualify.
Terrifier 2, the horror film that made rounds online for reportedly making audiences vomit and faint due to its gory sequences, has been submitted for Oscar consideration.
This was confirmed by one of the film's producers, Bloody Disgusting, as they published an official "Oscar Submission Trailer" of Terrifier 2 on their YouTube account.
"The most vomit-inducing movie since The Exorcist with the most shocking effects sequence since An American Werewolf in London is coming for the Academy Awards!" the horror genre-focused news site and production studio announced.
In case you haven't seen it, Terrifier 2 serves as a sequel to its 2016 predecessor. The film follows a murderous clown named Art who goes around and ends the life of anyone who crosses his path in the most gruesome and morbid ways imaginable.
In a report by Variety, the film made a huge splash in the box office during the Halloween season, earning nearly $8 million (P400 million) and counting. This was largely thanks to reports circulating that the film's violent kills and absolutely bloody practical effects have caused audiences to vomit, pass out, or exit the cinema in the middle of the movie.
However, director Damien Leone had mixed feelings about the incidents, as he told Entertainment Weekly: "Listen, I would have loved to have a couple of walk-outs, I think that's sort of a badge of honor because it is an intense movie. I don't want people fainting, getting hurt during the movie. But it's surreal."
But because of the huge success, some fans of Terrifier 2 have been demanding that the film be recognized by one of the most prestigious movie award oganizations in the world.
While Bloody Disgusting acknowledged that their film barely has a winning chance, they're still giving the fans what they're asking for.
"No, it will never actually happen. Yes, it's a total goof. But you know what? The thought of having members of the Academy endure an extreme unrated horror movie that they would otherwise consider beneath them? That's just too hilarious of an opportunity to pass up," the studio said.
According to them, it was "absolutely insane" that the film was screened across theaters without its violent scenes being cut.
"The film managed to escape into theaters across the country completely uncut and gory as can be. We broke all the rules and fans rewarded us with tremendous support that shook the system to its core," they said.
The studio thanked the fans for the film's success and called for everyone to participate in their "fan-driven—and completely and utterly not serious" Oscar campaign for Terrifier 2.