While the drawings from Sienna and Jonathan’s deceased father suggest that he is linked to the siblings in some way, the Redditor pointed out that Art the Clown has a very specific appearance. Tall and lanky, with decaying teeth and a long hooked nose, the user argued that it wouldn’t make sense for nobody to mention or recognize his similarity to their father, Mr. Shaw, in “Terrifier 2” if that’s meant to be the case.
The user also pointed out that the telepathic connection Jonathan has with Art and the existence of the pale girl suggests that this is likely not the case. “Jonathan appears to possess some degree of telepathic connection with Art and/or the Little Pale Girl and never mentions a sense of familiarity,” they pointed out.
Instead, the Redditor suggested two alternate theories that fans have been floating regarding Art’s origins in the “Terrifier” franchise. “It read a lot more to me like Mr. Shaw was being tormented by visions and that his drawings were an outlet,” they wrote. “I’ve also seen theories that perhaps he has powers that accidentally brought Art to life, which I find equally compelling.”
Whether we will be getting more clues about Art the Clown’s origins when “Terrifier 3” arrives in 2024 remains to be seen. However, it seems pretty likely, based on the huge financial gains that the second film made on its meager budget, that fans will definitely be returning to find out.