History Main / HillbillyHorrors

20th Jun '17 11:11:37 AM erforce
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* ''Film/TheWickerMan'' Slightly less monstrous than its U.S equivalent. A pagan cult belives that the only way to ensure that its next apple harvests succeeds is through a human sacrifice.

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* ''Film/TheWickerMan'' ''Film/TheWickerMan1973'' Slightly less monstrous than its U.S equivalent. A pagan cult belives that the only way to ensure that its next apple harvests succeeds is through a human sacrifice.
20th May '17 1:16:41 AM Scabbard
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* ''Film/MotelHell'' features an insane sibling pair who run a motel & family farm, supplementing their income by abducting victims both from the motel and from engineered car-crashes, imprisoning them by burying them up to their necks (with their vocal chords cut so they can't call for help) and forcefeeding them until they're ready to process them into meat for their famous meat pastries.

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* ''Film/MotelHell'' features an insane sibling pair who run a motel & and family farm, supplementing their income by abducting victims both from the motel and from engineered car-crashes, imprisoning them by burying them up to their necks (with their vocal chords cut so they can't call for help) and forcefeeding them until they're ready to process them into meat for their famous meat pastries.



* TableTopGame/{{Pathfinder}} features the ogres, which can really only be described as demented giant-kin hillbilly rapists, at best. Comes complete with ParentalIncest, BrotherSisterIncest, [[BodyHorror inbreeding-fueled deformities]], HotSkittyOnWailordAction, a taste for [[ImAHumanitarian human flesh]], murderous sadism, a liking for making stuff out of bones & body parts, and a racial fondness for ''[[HooksAndCrooks hooks]]'' as a preferred melee weapon. [[BrainBleach You'll need a long shower even if you]] ''[[BrainBleach win]]'' [[BrainBleach against ogres.]] [[CruelAndUnusualDeath And if you lose, well...]]

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* TableTopGame/{{Pathfinder}} features the ogres, which can really only be described as demented giant-kin hillbilly rapists, at best. Comes complete with ParentalIncest, BrotherSisterIncest, [[BodyHorror inbreeding-fueled deformities]], HotSkittyOnWailordAction, a taste for [[ImAHumanitarian human flesh]], murderous sadism, a liking for making stuff out of bones & and body parts, and a racial fondness for ''[[HooksAndCrooks hooks]]'' as a preferred melee weapon. [[BrainBleach You'll need a long shower even if you]] ''[[BrainBleach win]]'' [[BrainBleach against ogres.]] [[CruelAndUnusualDeath And if you lose, well...]]
20th May '17 1:16:24 AM Scabbard
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* ''Film/IDrinkYourBlood'' subverts this, in that the hillbillies are actually decent people and it's the Satanic, murderous hippies who're evil people. Unfortunately for the hillbillies, their plan to get back at said hippies by giving them contaminated meatpies that give them rabies backfirers.

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* ''Film/IDrinkYourBlood'' subverts this, in that the hillbillies are actually decent people and it's the Satanic, murderous hippies who're evil people. Unfortunately for the hillbillies, their plan to get back at said hippies by giving them contaminated meatpies that give them rabies backfirers.backfires.
20th May '17 1:16:13 AM Scabbard
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* ''Film/TheHillsRunRed'': A film student is obsessed with a legendary lost film named ''The Hills Run Red'', and sets out to discover the truth behind it, which leads him right into something that deliberatly plays up the idea of hillbilly horror. [[spoiler: The original movies director creaed his own hillbilly horror setting for the sole purpose of making the "perfect" horror movie. He killed the original actor who played the murderer, the man in the film is the directors disfigured son that he had with his own underage daughter for the sole purpose of filling this trope]].

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* ''Film/TheHillsRunRed'': A film student is obsessed with a legendary lost film named ''The Hills Run Red'', and sets out to discover the truth behind it, which leads him right into something that deliberatly plays up the idea of hillbilly horror. [[spoiler: The original movies director creaed created his own hillbilly horror setting for the sole purpose of making the "perfect" horror movie. He killed the original actor who played the murderer, the man in the film is the directors disfigured son that he had with his own underage daughter for the sole purpose of filling this trope]].
20th May '17 1:15:38 AM Scabbard
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* ''Franchise/ChildrenOfTheCorn'' The small Nebraska town of Gatlin, which is home to a child cult that worships the corn surrounding the town and a demonic entity known as He Who Walks Behind the Rows. it was originally a normal small town, but the children were influenced by a child preacher named Isaac who led them to massacre the adults.

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* ''Franchise/ChildrenOfTheCorn'' ''Franchise/ChildrenOfTheCorn'': The small Nebraska town of Gatlin, which is home to a child cult that worships the corn surrounding the town and a demonic entity known as He Who Walks Behind the Rows. it was originally a normal small town, but the children were influenced by a child preacher named Isaac who led them to massacre the adults.
18th May '17 5:14:35 PM MagBas
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It's worth noting that this too often crosses into UnfortunateImplications and is swiftly falling into being a DiscreditedTrope, as the social construction of the ignorant hillbilly has been compared to {{Blackface}} in terms of being an unfounded stereotype used to make people living in cities and [[{{Suburbia}} the suburbs]] feel better about themselves. In recent years many people in {{Appalachia}} and the DeepSouth have [[AppropriatedAppellation retaken the slurs "redneck" and "hillbilly" and the like]] and worn them as badges of honor, and indeed many people in West Virginia and Kentucky regard these terms as falling under NWordPrivileges, but still, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment it's best to proceed with caution]] and be aware of who and where one is writing about.

However, as with many stereotypes, sometimes this is indeed TruthInTelevision ''but in very small doses,'' especially in regions such as the [[{{UsefulNotes/Appalachia}} Appalachian Mountains]], where the [[DyingTown postindustrial economy has hurt many towns savagely]]. Appalachia especially is culturally inclined to be [[CloseKnitCommunity suspicious of outsiders and keep family paramount]]; even someone moving there from a nearby town might find themselves on the wrong side of a CultureClash.

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It's worth noting that this too often crosses into UnfortunateImplications and is swiftly falling into being a DiscreditedTrope, as the social construction of the ignorant hillbilly has been compared to {{Blackface}} in terms of being an unfounded stereotype used to make people living in cities and [[{{Suburbia}} the suburbs]] feel better about themselves. In recent years many people in {{Appalachia}} and the DeepSouth have [[AppropriatedAppellation retaken the slurs "redneck" and "hillbilly" and the like]] and worn them as badges of honor, and indeed many people in West Virginia and Kentucky regard these terms as falling under NWordPrivileges, but still, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment it's best to proceed with caution]] and be aware of who and where one is writing about.

However, as with many stereotypes, sometimes this is indeed TruthInTelevision ''but in very small doses,'' especially in regions such as the [[{{UsefulNotes/Appalachia}} Appalachian Mountains]], where the [[DyingTown postindustrial economy has hurt many towns savagely]]. Appalachia especially is culturally inclined to be [[CloseKnitCommunity suspicious of outsiders and keep family paramount]]; even someone moving there from a nearby town might find themselves on the wrong side of a CultureClash.
15th Apr '17 9:04:58 AM nombretomado
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* Averted in ''Detective Comics #410'', which features a group of carnival freaks living out in the swamp. Normally this would be a setup for Hillbilly Horror, but the villain in the story is actually the former circus strong man, the most normal of the group. This story would eventually be loosely adapted to a BatmanTheAnimatedSeries episode featuring Killer Croc instead of the comics generic criminal.

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* Averted in ''Detective Comics #410'', which features a group of carnival freaks living out in the swamp. Normally this would be a setup for Hillbilly Horror, but the villain in the story is actually the former circus strong man, the most normal of the group. This story would eventually be loosely adapted to a BatmanTheAnimatedSeries ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode featuring Killer Croc instead of the comics generic criminal.
14th Mar '17 7:31:56 PM Theokal3
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** ''TabletopGame/HunterTheVigil'' supplement ''Slasher'' offers rules to play as a SlasherMovie villain or any archetype you wish, including this one. The Hibilly Horror variety of Slashers are primarly represented by the Freak and Mutant Undertakings, which are mentioned to frequently stick together as {{Cannibal Clan}}s, be very territorial, use trap and live in secluded areas where they hunt people.

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** ''TabletopGame/HunterTheVigil'' supplement ''Slasher'' offers rules to play as a SlasherMovie villain or any archetype you wish, including this one. The Hibilly Hillbilly Horror variety of Slashers are primarly represented by the Freak and Mutant Undertakings, which are mentioned to frequently stick together as {{Cannibal Clan}}s, be very territorial, use trap and live in secluded areas where they hunt people.
7th Mar '17 9:38:24 AM Theokal3
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* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil7Biohazard'' takes places on a decaying, decrepit plantation manor in a Louisiana bayou, inhabited by the Bakers -- a small but superhumanly tough and strong CannibalClan of murderous kidnappers who keep horrific fungus-people monsters locked up in their basement. Though it should be noted that the Bakers aren't ignorant or stupid; they're just crazy. [[spoiler:In a twist on the trope, it's also eventually revealed they weren't even like this originally: they used to be perfectly normal and nice people (except for [[BlackSheep Lucas]], but even he was a prick at worst) and were transformed into these super-powered sociopaths after they rescued and took in a little girl, who unfortunately turned out to be a HumanoidAbomination SuperSoldier GoneHorriblyWrong and promptly {{Mind Rape}}d them into this state.]]

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* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil7Biohazard'' takes places on a decaying, decrepit plantation manor in a Louisiana bayou, inhabited by the Bakers -- a small but superhumanly tough and strong CannibalClan of murderous kidnappers who keep horrific fungus-people monsters locked up in their basement. Though it should be noted that the Bakers aren't ignorant or stupid; they're just crazy. [[spoiler:In a twist on the trope, it's also eventually revealed [[BrainwashedAndCrazy they weren't even like this originally: originally]]: they used to be perfectly normal and nice people (except for [[BlackSheep Lucas]], but even he was a prick at worst) and were transformed into these super-powered sociopaths after they rescued and took in a little girl, who unfortunately turned out to be a HumanoidAbomination SuperSoldier GoneHorriblyWrong and promptly {{Mind Rape}}d them into this state.]]
7th Mar '17 9:36:48 AM Theokal3
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* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil7Biohazard'' takes places on a decaying, decrepit plantation manor in a Louisiana bayou, inhabited by the Bakers -- a small but superhumanly tough and strong CannibalClan of murderous kidnappers who keep horrific fungus-people monsters locked up in their basement. Though it should be noted that the Bakers aren't ignorant or stupid; they're just crazy. [[spoiler:It's also eventually revealed they weren't even like this originally: they used to be perfectly normal and nice people (except for [[BlackSheep Lucas]]) and were transformed into these super-powered sociopaths after they rescued someone who turned out to be a failed SuperSoldier GoneHorriblyWrong.]]

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* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil7Biohazard'' takes places on a decaying, decrepit plantation manor in a Louisiana bayou, inhabited by the Bakers -- a small but superhumanly tough and strong CannibalClan of murderous kidnappers who keep horrific fungus-people monsters locked up in their basement. Though it should be noted that the Bakers aren't ignorant or stupid; they're just crazy. [[spoiler:It's [[spoiler:In a twist on the trope, it's also eventually revealed they weren't even like this originally: they used to be perfectly normal and nice people (except for [[BlackSheep Lucas]]) Lucas]], but even he was a prick at worst) and were transformed into these super-powered sociopaths after they rescued someone and took in a little girl, who unfortunately turned out to be a failed HumanoidAbomination SuperSoldier GoneHorriblyWrong.GoneHorriblyWrong and promptly {{Mind Rape}}d them into this state.]]
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