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12th Jun '17 4:27:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* Heavily implied in the song "River Below" by BillyTalent. Made more explicit in the music video. [[MindScrew (He kills the band too.) ]]

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* Heavily implied in the song "River Below" by BillyTalent.Music/BillyTalent. Made more explicit in the music video. [[MindScrew (He kills the band too.) ]]
28th May '17 8:38:27 AM Digsu
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** Another example from Finnish music is ''Murheellisten laulujen maa'' ("Land of sorrowful songs", a play on the country's nickname of "Land of a thousand lakes"), which tells of a man who doesn't want to be like his fathers before him, refusing to drink alcohol and beat his family. However, [[RealityEnsues he is unable to get a job to support his family]], which eventually leads him to hit the bottle after all, and the song ends with him [[AnAxeToGrind murdering his family on their snowy yard with an axe.]] The last verse then [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade]] on [[SelfDeprecatingHumor how many popular Finnish songs are based on depressing subject matters like this]] (and before you ask, yes, ''Murheellisten laulujen maa'' is indeed rather popular in Finland).
27th May '17 12:15:02 PM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/TheExecutioner'' series is kicked off by Mack Bolan's father going insane and murdering his wife, daughter, younger son (the SoleSurvivor, besides Mack who's serving in TheVietnamWar), then shooting himself. He was being squeezed by Mafia loan sharks, and snapped after discovering his daughter had turned to prostitution to cover the debt. Mack Bolan decides that a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against TheMafia is a more appropriate response.

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* ''Literature/TheExecutioner'' series is kicked off by Mack Bolan's father going insane and murdering his wife, daughter, younger son (the SoleSurvivor, besides Mack who's serving in TheVietnamWar), UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar), then shooting himself. He was being squeezed by Mafia loan sharks, and snapped after discovering his daughter had turned to prostitution to cover the debt. Mack Bolan decides that a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against TheMafia is a more appropriate response.
20th May '17 3:08:53 PM nombretomado
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* ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' had a quest in which the main character had to help exorcise a haunted hotel. The ghosts are from a family that was killed by the father in the 1940s when he became convinced a gift his wife received from her mother must have been from someone she was cheating on him with. It's pure NightmareFuel.

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* ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' had a quest in which the main character had to help exorcise a haunted hotel. The ghosts are from a family that was killed by the father in the 1940s when he became convinced a gift his wife received from her mother must have been from someone she was cheating on him with. It's pure NightmareFuel.
12th May '17 8:07:22 PM Seanette
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* '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_DeFeo,_Jr The [=DeFeo=] Murders]]''': On Wednesday, November 13th, 1974, around 3AM, 23-year-old Ronald [=DeFeo=] Jr. shot and killed both his parents, his two younger brothers and two younger sisters at their home in Amityville, New York. Reasons varied between "self defense" as he thought his family was plotting to kill him for some reason to [[DemonicPossession being possessed]] by a paranormal entity. The murders were popularized by the film ''Film/TheAmityvilleHorror1979'' which depicts the horrific and ''supposedly true'' story of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Lutz the Lutz Family]] who moved into the [=DeFeo=] home a year after the killings and experienced traumatic supernatural activity that, to this day, they feel is not worth mentioning.

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* '''[[http://en.[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_DeFeo,_Jr The [=DeFeo=] Murders]]''': Murders]]: On Wednesday, November 13th, 1974, around 3AM, 23-year-old Ronald [=DeFeo=] Jr. shot and killed both his parents, his two younger brothers and two younger sisters at their home in Amityville, New York. Reasons varied between "self defense" as he thought his family was plotting to kill him for some reason to [[DemonicPossession being possessed]] by a paranormal entity. The murders were popularized by the film ''Film/TheAmityvilleHorror1979'' which depicts the horrific and ''supposedly true'' story of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Lutz the Lutz Family]] who moved into the [=DeFeo=] home a year after the killings and experienced traumatic supernatural activity that, to this day, they feel is not worth mentioning.
11th May '17 3:09:56 PM DrOO7
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* In the 4th season finale of ''Series/{{ER}}'', the bickering doctors must put aside their differences to save the wife and children of a depressed man who finally snapped and shot them all. The episode ends with all three still be tended to, so it's not clear who, if any survived.

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* In the 4th season finale of ''Series/{{ER}}'', the bickering doctors must put aside their differences to save the wife and children of a depressed man who finally snapped and shot them all. He tearfully admits that the only reason he isn't dead himself is because, "There weren't any bullets left". The episode ends with all three still be being tended to, so it's not clear who, if any survived.
21st Apr '17 7:05:59 PM ThePest179
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* A rare female example, Magda Goebbels killed her own children with poison while they slept, before she and her husband killed themselves as Berlin fell in 1945.

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* A rare female example, Dozens of these occurred during the fall of Nazi Germany; the most notable one is the case of Magda Goebbels and Joseph Goebbels, who killed her their own children with poison while they slept, before she and her husband killed killing themselves as Berlin fell in 1945.
16th Apr '17 3:37:37 PM DavidDelony
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* "Wave of Mutilation" by Music/ThePixies was inspired by reports of Japanese families doing this (mentioned in the Real Life section below) by driving into the ocean.
12th Apr '17 1:30:26 PM DrOO7
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* In the 4th season finale of ''Series/{{ER}}'', the bickering doctors must put aside their differences to save the wife and children of a depressed man who finally snapped and shot them all. The episode ends with all three still be tended to, so it's not clear who, if any survived.


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* Dr. Jeffrey [=MacDonald=] was convicted of murdering his pregnant wife and their two daughters in 1970. Police grew suspicious of his story that the murders were committed by drug-crazed home invaders when they noticed how minor his injuries were compared to the bludgeoning his wife and daughters received. It's believed his motive was simply no longer wanting the responsibility of marriage and fatherhood. That said, [=MacDonald=] maintains his innocence to this day and there is some evidence that indicates that his story is true--for starters, his description of one of the assailants matches that of a local drug user.
12th Apr '17 11:15:41 AM Dravencour
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* ''Film/ASerbianFilm'': [[spoiler: The whole family got involved in the sexual horrors Milos was forced after being drugged. Thus after the evildoers have been all killed, Milos' wife agrees that [[RedemptionEqualsDeath they should die together]], and the couple plus their son embrace before Milos shoots a bullet through all three.]]

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* ''Film/ASerbianFilm'': [[spoiler: The whole family got involved in the sexual horrors Milos was forced into after being drugged. Thus after the evildoers have been all killed, Milos' wife agrees that [[RedemptionEqualsDeath they should die together]], and the couple plus their son embrace before Milos shoots a bullet through all three.]]



* ''Literature/TheExecutioner'' series is kicked off by Mack Bolan's father going insane and murdering his wife, daughter, younger son (the SoleSurvivor, besides Mack who's serving in TheVietnamWar), then shooting himself. He was being squeezed by Mafia loan sharks, and snapped after discovering his daughter was prostituting herself to cover the debt. Mack Bolan decides that a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against TheMafia is a more appropriate response.

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* ''Literature/TheExecutioner'' series is kicked off by Mack Bolan's father going insane and murdering his wife, daughter, younger son (the SoleSurvivor, besides Mack who's serving in TheVietnamWar), then shooting himself. He was being squeezed by Mafia loan sharks, and snapped after discovering his daughter was prostituting herself had turned to prostitution to cover the debt. Mack Bolan decides that a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against TheMafia is a more appropriate response.



* In the series finale of ''Series/TheShield'', [[spoiler: Shane's last play to keep his pregnant wife out of jail has failed, and they're faced with the prospect of having their children go into the foster care system. Seeing no other way out, he slips fatal doses of painkillers to his wife and son, and then simply waits for the cops. When they break down his door, he puts a bullet in his head]].

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* In the series finale of ''Series/TheShield'', [[spoiler: Shane's [[spoiler:Shane's last play to keep his pregnant wife out of jail has failed, and they're faced with the prospect of having their children go into the foster care system. Seeing no other way out, he slips fatal doses of painkillers to his wife and son, and then simply waits for the cops. When they break down his door, he puts a bullet in his head]].



* In the ''Series/CriminalMinds'' episode "Normal", the BAU predict that since the killer is murdering women resembling his wife, eventually he will kill his real family. [[spoiler: TheReveal is that he'd done so before the episode even began, and was hallucinating that they were still alive. In the end, he gets told that he killed them and [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone breaks down]]]].

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* In the ''Series/CriminalMinds'' episode "Normal", the BAU predict that since the killer is murdering women resembling his wife, eventually he will kill his real family. [[spoiler: TheReveal [[spoiler:TheReveal is that he'd done so it before the episode even began, and was hallucinating that they were still alive. In the end, he gets told that he killed them and [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone breaks down]]]].



* ''Series/{{CSI}}'' had a similar aversion in "Blood Drops," where the murder looks like the father killed everyone save for the youngest daughter (who was hiding) and the eldest daughter (who was out with her boyfriend). [[spoiler: It turns out the eldest daughter and her boyfriend killed them all, as her father had been raping her for years, no one would speak out against him, and he was moving on to the youngest girl -- who was actually the eldest's ''daughter'']].

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* ''Series/{{CSI}}'' had a similar aversion in "Blood Drops," where the murder looks like the father killed everyone save for the youngest daughter (who was hiding) and the eldest daughter (who was out with her boyfriend). [[spoiler: It turns out the eldest daughter and her boyfriend killed them all, as [[ParentalIncest her father had been raping her for years, years]], no one would speak out against him, and he was moving on to the youngest girl -- who was actually the eldest's ''daughter'']].''own daughter by him'']].



* The Korean general Ge Baek did this becaue he was going out into battle and knew he would lose. He killed his whole family before he left [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled to prevent the enemy from capturing them]]. In fact in Tae Kwon Do there is a pattern dedicated to him because of this.

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* The Korean general Ge Baek did this becaue because he was going out into battle and knew he would lose. He killed his whole family before he left [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled to prevent the enemy from capturing them]]. In fact in Tae Kwon Do there is a pattern dedicated to him because of this.



* A Japanese teacher commented (after 30 years of living in there) that suicide numbers in Japan would be a lot higher were family members dying via familicide counted. According to him, the most usual way is to clean the house, to get the family in the car, and have [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident a fatal driving accident in steep mountains]].

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* A Japanese teacher commented (after 30 years of living in there) that suicide numbers in Japan would be a lot higher were family members dying via familicide counted. According to him, the most usual way is to clean the house, to get the family in the car, and have [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident a fatal driving accident in steep mountains]].



* Overlapping with {{Music}} above: in 1929, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Lawson_family North Carolina sharecropper Charles Lawson]] murdered his wife and six of his seven children before killing himself. The only child spared was his eldest son, whom he'd sent on an errand shortly before the crime. This crime and its suspected motivations (Lawson was rumored to have been sexually abusing one of his daughters, resulting in her pregnancy) have entered into local lore, inspiring a murder ballad.

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* Overlapping with {{Music}} above: in 1929, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Lawson_family North Carolina sharecropper Charles Lawson]] murdered his wife and six of his seven children before killing himself. The only child spared was his eldest son, whom he'd sent on an errand shortly before the crime. This crime and its suspected motivations (Lawson was rumored to have been sexually abusing one of his daughters, resulting in her pregnancy) have entered into local lore, inspiring a murder ballad.MurderBallad.
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