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19th Jan '17 7:46:19 PM remtar85
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* There are some slasher novels, like ''Kill River, Disco Deathtrap, Slay Bells, Joyride, Deadly Detention, Literature/{{Apeshit}}'', and ''Under the Blade''.

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* There are some slasher novels, like ''Kill River, ''Literature/KillRiver, Disco Deathtrap, Slay Bells, Joyride, Deadly Detention, Literature/{{Apeshit}}'', and ''Under the Blade''.
12th Jan '17 6:41:29 AM contrafanxxx
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z04M6NhkIKk This parody trailer]], which depicts 2016 as a serial killer.
12th Jan '17 4:02:40 AM DemonDuckofDoom
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* ''Film/{{Popcorn}}''
9th Jan '17 12:39:09 AM CL
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* ''Film/{{Cobra}}''


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* ''[[Film/SleepyHollow1999 Sleepy Hollow]]''
11th Dec '16 3:50:51 PM PurpleWarrior13
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The history of slashers can be divided into several distinct waves. ''Film/{{Psycho1960}}'' is often cited as having a direct influence over the genre by introducing sympathetic characters that are unexpectedly murdered during the course of film, along with pushing the boundaries of sex and violence. The genre also has its roots in ''{{giallo}}'' films, a genre of Italian murder mysteries which rose to popularity in the 60s and 70s, best known for their then-groundbreaking use of bloody violence and steamy sexuality. Many famed Italian directors, like Creator/DarioArgento, Creator/LucioFulci, and Mario Bava, began their careers in the ''giallos'', directing classic horrors like ''Film/ReazioneACatena'' and ''Film/DeepRed''. The earliest American (and Canadian) slashers, like ''Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacre1974'', ''Film/BlackChristmas1974'', ''Film/AliceSweetAlice'', and ''Film/TheTownThatDreadedSundown'', were carved directly out of the giallo mold.

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The history of slashers can be divided into several distinct waves. ''Film/{{Psycho1960}}'' Creator/AlfredHitchcock's ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' is often cited as having a direct influence over the genre by introducing sympathetic characters that are unexpectedly murdered during the course of film, along with pushing the boundaries of sex and violence. The genre also has its roots in ''{{giallo}}'' films, a genre of Italian murder mysteries which rose to popularity in the 60s and 70s, best known for their then-groundbreaking use of bloody violence and steamy sexuality. Many famed Italian directors, like Creator/DarioArgento, Creator/LucioFulci, and Mario Bava, began their careers in the ''giallos'', directing classic horrors like ''Film/ReazioneACatena'' and ''Film/DeepRed''. The earliest American (and Canadian) slashers, like ''Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacre1974'', ''Film/BlackChristmas1974'', ''Film/AliceSweetAlice'', and ''Film/TheTownThatDreadedSundown'', were carved directly out of the giallo mold.
11th Dec '16 3:50:26 PM PurpleWarrior13
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The history of slashers can be divided into several distinct waves. The genre has its roots in ''{{giallo}}'' films, a genre of Italian murder mysteries which rose to popularity in the 60s and 70s, best known for their then-groundbreaking use of bloody violence and steamy sexuality. Many famed Italian directors, like Creator/DarioArgento, Creator/LucioFulci, and Mario Bava, began their careers in the ''giallos'', directing classic horrors like ''Film/ReazioneACatena'' and ''Film/DeepRed''. The earliest American (and Canadian) slashers, like ''Film/BlackChristmas'', ''Film/AliceSweetAlice'', and ''Film/TheTownThatDreadedSundown'', were carved directly out of the giallo mold.

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The history of slashers can be divided into several distinct waves. ''Film/{{Psycho1960}}'' is often cited as having a direct influence over the genre by introducing sympathetic characters that are unexpectedly murdered during the course of film, along with pushing the boundaries of sex and violence. The genre also has its roots in ''{{giallo}}'' films, a genre of Italian murder mysteries which rose to popularity in the 60s and 70s, best known for their then-groundbreaking use of bloody violence and steamy sexuality. Many famed Italian directors, like Creator/DarioArgento, Creator/LucioFulci, and Mario Bava, began their careers in the ''giallos'', directing classic horrors like ''Film/ReazioneACatena'' and ''Film/DeepRed''. The earliest American (and Canadian) slashers, like ''Film/BlackChristmas'', ''Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacre1974'', ''Film/BlackChristmas1974'', ''Film/AliceSweetAlice'', and ''Film/TheTownThatDreadedSundown'', were carved directly out of the giallo mold.



By the back half of the '00s, nostalgia for the original era of slashers began to rise (piggybacking on the usual way pop-culture nostalgia tends to be TwoDecadesBehind), and with nostalgia comes remakes. ''Film/{{Halloween 2007}}'', ''Film/FridayThe13th2009'', and ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet2010'' all returned, and a whole flood of new slashers, both remakes and original movies, followed once again in their wake. Now, in TheNewTens, it seems as though slashers are here to stay, with films like ''Film/YoureNext'', ''Film/{{Hatchet}}'', and ''Film/TuckerAndDaleVsEvil'' able to safely co-exist with the more popular ghost- and demon-themed chillers of the decade. Time will tell if it stays that way.

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By the back half of the '00s, nostalgia for the original era of slashers began to rise (piggybacking on the usual way pop-culture nostalgia tends to be TwoDecadesBehind), and with nostalgia comes remakes. ''Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacre2003'', ''Film/{{Halloween 2007}}'', ''Film/FridayThe13th2009'', and ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet2010'' all returned, and a whole flood of new slashers, both remakes and original movies, followed once again in their wake. Now, in TheNewTens, it seems as though slashers are here to stay, with films like ''Film/YoureNext'', ''Film/{{Hatchet}}'', and ''Film/TuckerAndDaleVsEvil'' able to safely co-exist with the more popular ghost- and demon-themed chillers of the decade. Time will tell if it stays that way.
5th Dec '16 6:04:40 PM Xtifr
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* ReactionaryFantasy: Many [='80s=] slasher movies, underneath all the R-rated bloodshed and raunchiness, had a very socially conservative view of teenage culture, usually expressed by ensuring that those teenagers into [[TheScourgeOfGod drinking, partying, doing drugs, rock music, etc.]] -- basically, those who "rebelled" in any way against society -- were the ones who got killed. The FinalGirl was nearly always the TokenWholesome virgin. Later films, however, tended to subvert, parody and/or [[GenreDeconstruction deconstruct]] these aspects more often than they played them straight.
30th Oct '16 5:45:07 AM CL
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* ''Film/{{Bones}}]]

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* ''Film/{{Bones}}]]''Film/{{Bones}}''
25th Oct '16 11:09:07 PM StrongBrush1
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* ''VideoGame/SlayawayCamp'' is a voxel-animated sliding puzzle game with the twist that you control a serial killer hunting down and killing victims in gruesome fashions. It pays homage to many slasher films of the 1980s, especially the original Halloween.

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* ''VideoGame/SlayawayCamp'' is a voxel-animated sliding puzzle game with the twist that you control a serial killer hunting down and killing victims in gruesome fashions. It pays homage to many slasher films of the 1980s, especially the original Halloween.
''Friday the 13th.'' The different sections of the film are all represented by an [[Main/Sequelitis ever-increasing number of sequels]], each featuring different killers and different obstacles/traps.
25th Oct '16 10:59:05 PM StrongBrush1
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* ''VideoGame/SlayawayCamp'' is a voxel-animated sliding puzzle game with the twist that you control a serial killer hunting down and killing victims in gruesome fashions. It pays homage to many slasher films of the 1980s, especially the original Halloween.
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