Created By: DragonQuestZ on September 10, 2011 Last Edited By: DragonQuestZ on October 6, 2011
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Hockey Mask And Chainsaw

Two iconic horror film items, but on the same character despite not being the same series.

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Jason of Friday The 13th had a hockey mask. Leatherface of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre had a chainsaw. For some reason, references to Slasher Flick killers often have both. This might seem like Did Not Do The Research, but this seems to be done by people who actually know about horror films. So it's likely just a Captain Ersatz, since neither character is in the public domain.

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  • September 10, 2011
    Maxaxle
    Perhaps an '80s movie inspired the hockey-mask-and-chainsaw trope?
  • September 10, 2011
    randomsurfer
    When Bart Simpson is threatened with death by Sideshow Bob the family gets put in Witness Protection. Bart is in his room trying to go to sleep when an unknown person bursts in screaming, wearing a hockey mask and weilding a chainsaw.
    Homer: HEYBARTWANTTOSEEMYNEWCHAINSAWANDHOCKEYMASK?!?!?!
  • September 10, 2011
    Belfagor
    • In Splatterhouse, Rick wears a hockey mask and can sometimes use a chainsaw.

    • A Sergio Aragones strip in MAD Magazine has a bunch of hockey-playing kids inviting a man with a hockey mask and a duffel bag to play with them. He reaches into his duffel bag and pulls out a chainsaw.
  • September 11, 2011
    Belfagor
    • In an episode of Charmed, Phoebe was tormented by a recurring nightmare about a chainsaw-wielding murderer wearing a hockey mask. She thought it was a manifestation of Cole. It turned out that it stood for a metaphor of her self-harming behavior.
  • September 11, 2011
    Kellor
    The Chainsaw Maniacs from Zombies Ate My Neighbors.
  • September 12, 2011
    Auxdarastrix
    According to this thread (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=139904) House of the Dead also used it.

  • September 12, 2011
    X2X
    Vincent Valentine's Hell Masker Limit in Final Fantasy VII.
  • September 12, 2011
    DragonQuestZ
    Any good pictures?
  • September 12, 2011
    TonyG
    At the end of the Looney Tunes short "Box Office Bunny", Daffy and Elmer end up in a horror movie where the killer has a mask and chainsaw.
  • September 12, 2011
    CaptainTrips
  • September 13, 2011
    Ryusui
  • September 13, 2011
    Bisected8
  • September 13, 2011
    arromdee
    The video game Splatterhouse is like this; the protagonist uses a hockey mask withd a chainsaw.
  • September 13, 2011
    DragonQuestZ
    ^^^ This is a specific kind. That name implies a Super Trope.
  • September 16, 2011
    Bisected8
    What about Mask And Saw Murderer or some combination of Jason and Leatherface like; Jason Leatherface, Leatherface Voorhees, etc?
  • September 17, 2011
    Arutema
  • September 17, 2011
    DragonQuestZ
    ^^ Well it's not so much the killer alone, as this includes homages.
  • September 18, 2011
    troacctid
    I'm happy with Hockey Mask And Chainsaw.
  • September 20, 2011
    littleloup
    This is almost an example; in Dead Island, there's a non-zombie enemy who is clearly supposed to be Jason, with a hockey mask and machete, beefed up health and one hit kills. In his house, you can find a unique Chainsaw, among some other horror references. Would this count because the chainsaw is obviously supposed to belong to the Jason Expy?
  • September 20, 2011
    DragonQuestZ
    ^ I think it might.
  • September 20, 2011
    RobinZimm
    Hockey Mask And Chainsaw is good.

    One of the homicidal sprites in Kid Radd fit this description, if I recall rightly.
  • September 22, 2011
    Ryuuma
    House Of The Dead has the Strength boss.
  • October 6, 2011
    LuxExterior
    For Newspaper Comics:

    • A Sunday strip from Bloom County once showed Bill the Cat in an old horror movie, in which he is pursued by a maniac wielding a chainsaw and wearing a hockey mask.
  • October 6, 2011
    YouKeepUsingThatWord
    Revenge of the Fluffy Bunnies, the third book of the Cineverse trilogy, has one of said bunnies return from the grave with a chainsaw and hockey mask.

    (Is it useful to mention the premise of the Cineverse trilogy is there are alternate universes based on movie genres?)

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