History Main / HillbillyHorrors

11th Apr '18 7:38:27 PM arbiter099
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Works where the horror lurks in isolated, rural areas. May include [[IncestIsRelative a deeply inbred family]], a SerialKiller or SerialRapist (or [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs both]], seeing how MurderersAreRapists) or maybe even a CannibalClan.

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Works where the horror lurks in isolated, rural areas. May include [[IncestIsRelative a deeply inbred family]], a SerialKiller or SerialRapist (or [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs both]], seeing how MurderersAreRapists) or maybe even a CannibalClan.
CannibalClan. The native environment of the SackheadSlasher.
8th Apr '18 12:21:50 AM VisitorAlex
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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' gives us The Altruist Cult, one of the most horrific examples of this trope. They fit the archetype as rural woodlands dwellers who are crazy, cannibalistic murderers.
26th Mar '18 7:07:11 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' subverts this in the episode "The Vacation", where the Watterson family breaks down in the middle of nowhere and are picked up by a toothless (his one tooth fell out) old hillbilly who lives in an abandoned gas station with his mother. They're friendly, outgoing folks, but the Wattersons believe this trope enough they end up running through the desert hurting themselves trying to escape. They realize the truth after falling into the "graves" he dug for them (actually toilets, one for each of them for privacy), and apologize for their reactions. He waves it off until they mention his mother, [[MamasBoy which is the only thing they do that upsets him]].
* Downplayed in the ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' episode "The Swamp", where the swamp is possibly sentient and provides hallucinations to our heroes but the hillbillies are relatively friendly (even if they did try to eat Appa). Even less so in the sequel series, where [[spoiler:Toph]] has taken up residence there, spending her time terrorizing the aforementioned hillbillies and generally being herself.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' subverts this in the episode "The Vacation", where the Watterson family breaks down in the middle of nowhere and are picked up by a toothless (his one tooth fell out) old hillbilly who lives in an abandoned gas station with his mother. They're friendly, outgoing folks, but the Wattersons believe this trope enough they end up running through the desert hurting themselves trying to escape. They realize the truth after falling into the "graves" he dug for them (actually toilets, one for each of them for privacy), and apologize for their reactions. He waves it off until they mention his mother, [[MamasBoy which is the only thing they do that upsets him]].
* Downplayed in the ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' episode "The Swamp", where the swamp is possibly sentient and provides hallucinations to our heroes but the hillbillies are relatively friendly (even if they did try to eat Appa). Even less so in the sequel series, where [[spoiler:Toph]] has taken up residence there, spending her time terrorizing the aforementioned hillbillies and generally being herself.
24th Mar '18 1:52:08 PM Mdumas43073
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* In TheSavageSouth, very often of a SouthernGothic variety.

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* In TheSavageSouth, the DeepSouth, very often of a SouthernGothic variety.
24th Mar '18 1:51:37 PM Mdumas43073
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* In the DeepSouth, very often of a SouthernGothic variety.

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* In the DeepSouth, TheSavageSouth, very often of a SouthernGothic variety.
23rd Feb '18 8:44:54 AM erforce
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%%* ''Film/{{Venom}}''

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%%* ''Film/{{Venom}}''''Film/Venom2005''
3rd Feb '18 4:19:37 AM Morgenthaler
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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 ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode featuring Killer Croc instead of the comics generic criminal.
* ''JudgeDredd'' has the infamous Angel Clan, originally consisting of Pa, Junior, Link and the youngest, the insane homicidal cyborg Mean Machine. They were killed off in the "Judge Child" arc, but Mean Machine was brought back due to his popularity, and eventually reunited with his brother Fink Angel, an Angel clan member who was such a freakshow he was an outcast even compared to them. The Angels were a family of sadistic, homicidal rednecks living out in the Cursed Earth, the irradiated desert that was once the American countryside, and made a living of robbing and murdering travellers, as well as terrorizing their neighbors. Ironically, Mean Machine was originally kind and sweet-natured, but Pa wouldnt stand for that kind of personality in ''his'' family and kidnapped a doctor who he forced to turn Mean into a cyborg, driving him violently insane in the process.

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* Averted in ''Detective Comics ''ComicBook/DetectiveComics #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 ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode featuring Killer Croc instead of the comics generic criminal.
* ''JudgeDredd'' ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' has the infamous Angel Clan, originally consisting of Pa, Junior, Link and the youngest, the insane homicidal cyborg Mean Machine. They were killed off in the "Judge Child" arc, but Mean Machine was brought back due to his popularity, and eventually reunited with his brother Fink Angel, an Angel clan member who was such a freakshow he was an outcast even compared to them. The Angels were a family of sadistic, homicidal rednecks living out in the Cursed Earth, the irradiated desert that was once the American countryside, and made a living of robbing and murdering travellers, as well as terrorizing their neighbors. Ironically, Mean Machine was originally kind and sweet-natured, but Pa wouldnt stand for that kind of personality in ''his'' family and kidnapped a doctor who he forced to turn Mean into a cyborg, driving him violently insane in the process.
29th Jan '18 3:26:26 PM GoombasAreGods
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* ''VideoGame/OutlastII'' is set in a countryside that's populate by murderous hillbillies who also worship Satan. The scariest thing, however, is how [[ItCanThink organized]] they are compared to many other examples as well as the Variants of the previous game; they cooperate and thoroughly search the farm for the player character using flashlights and seem to have a sacrificial system.
* The Hillbilly is one of the playable Killers from ''VideoGame/DeadByDaylight''. He hunts down the Survivors with a large cattle hammer and [[ChainsawGood a chainsaw]] that can [[OneHitKill incapacitate a Survivor at full health]].

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* ''VideoGame/OutlastII'' is set in a countryside that's populate rural Arizona town called Temple Gate, which is populated almost entirely by murderous hillbillies who also worship Satan.hillbilly [[{{Cult}} cultists]] led by a self-proclaimed prophet of God. The scariest thing, however, is how [[ItCanThink organized]] they are compared to many other examples as well as the Variants of the previous game; they cooperate and thoroughly search the farm for the player character using flashlights and seem to have a sacrificial system.
* The Hillbilly is one base game of ''VideoGame/DeadByDaylight'' has the playable Killers from ''VideoGame/DeadByDaylight''. He Hillbilly, who hunts down the Survivors with a large cattle hammer and [[ChainsawGood a chainsaw]] that can [[OneHitKill incapacitate a Survivor at full health]].health]]. A {{DLC}} later introduced Leatherface from ''Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre'', referred to in-game as the Cannibal. He uses a sledge and his iconic chainsaw as weapons, and can enter a crazed state where he wildly swings his chainsaw around in large sweeps, instantly downing any Survivor he hits. The Hillbilly [[WordOfGod was stated to have been based directly on Leatherface]], hence the similarities between the two.
27th Jan '18 10:08:39 PM SilentStranger
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* ''JudgeDredd'' has the infamous Angel Clan, originally consisting of Pa, Junior, Link and the youngest, the insane homicidal cyborg Mean Machine. They were killed off in the "Judge Child" arc, but Mean Machine was brought back due to his popularity, and eventually reunited with his brother Fink Angel, an Angel clan member who was such a freakshow he was an outcast even compared to them. The Angels were a family of sadistic, homicidal rednecks living out in the Cursed Earth, the irradiated desert that was once the American countryside, and made a living of robbing and murdering travellers, as well as terrorizing their neighbors. Ironically, Mean Machine was originally kind and sweet-natured, but Pa wouldnt stand for that kind of personality in ''his'' family and kidnapped a doctor who he forced to turn Mean into a cyborg, driving him violently insane in the process.



* ''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'': 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 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.adults, with the motivation that the "corrupt adults" were the reason for an extended drought affecting the corn harvest.



** The main game has the small settlement of Andale, which plays with this trope. It's only inhabited by two families, who obsessively cling to the values and fashions of the pre-War world for humorous effect [[spoiler: but in reality, they're an inbred clan of cannibals who prey on hapless travellers. The basement and sheds in the family homes are full of human corpses, and the settlement has such a nasty reputation even the Raiders avoid it. They're descendend from an original group of four families that survived the nuclear apocalypse and took to inbreeding and cannibalism to survive]].



* Part IV of ''VideoGame/LakeviewCabinCollection'' takes place in this setting, in a {{Homage}} to ''Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre''. Complete with a cannibalistic family.

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* Part IV of ''VideoGame/LakeviewCabinCollection'' takes place in this setting, in a {{Homage}} to ''Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre''. Complete with a cannibalistic family.family living in a decaying farm house full of blood, corpses and slaughterhouse equipment. The house can actually be seen across the lake in Part III.
16th Dec '17 11:54:02 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* ''ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}: Emerald Hell'' subverts this as most of the people of Enigma, Georgia and the swamps around it are hospitable and welcoming to Hellboy (who some mistake for the Devil). The swamp children, despite their odd appearances from toxic waste, are just that: sweet children. The brothers Duffy and Deeter however are as evil as they are beautiful and Brother Jester is corrupted by some foul power and his own vengeance.
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