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[[caption-width-right:286:Slasher Movie killer in its natural habitat; stalking the FinalGirl.]]

->''[[ZombieApocalypse Zombie movies]] are about groups: outside, the zombies are legion; inside, the humans [[TeethClenchedTeamwork struggle to work together]]. Slasher movies are about individuals: [[ImplacableMan one man]] is doing all the killing, and only [[FinalGirl one girl]] will outwit him and survive.''
-->-- '''Sara Bickley''', reviewing ''Film/TheRuins''

[[NighInvulnerability Near-indestructible]] serial killers stalking attractive young girls, a combination that allows for buckets of gore and enough flesh to titillate.

The killers, mostly driven by {{revenge}}, are MadeOfIron, at a minimum, and usually [[ImplacableMan Implacable]]. Many are explicitly supernatural. All of them can appear and disappear [[StealthHiBye as if by magic]], and the corpses of their victims are equally elusive. A slasher killer can whisk away a full grown adult's corpse in seconds, leaving not a single drop of blood behind, or swiftly arrange all its victims in an elaborate tableau, [[OffscreenTeleportation without ever being seen lugging the dead bodies around]]. The more explicitly supernatural killers will have powers ranging from SuperStrength (all the better to [[BarrierBustingBlow pull victims through walls]]), the ability to [[PsychicDreamsForEveryone appear in dreams]] and attack the dreamers, or other ghostly abilities.

The victims are usually teenagers or young adults, all usually [[TheScourgeOfGod guilty of some minor vice]]. Once the audience has had a convincing demonstration of their (usually [[DeathBySex sexual]]) misdemeanours, they are [[HowToKillACharacter spectacularly slaughtered]]. If there's more than one sin or minority to pick from then the SortingAlgorithmOfMortality comes into play.

Eventually, there will be only one girl left standing, the FinalGirl, normally the only "morally pure" member of the main cast. With considerable help from her [[WaitingMonster death battle exemption]], she will kill the killer.

Come the next sequel, it will be revealed that the killer was actually NotQuiteDead.

A subset of the {{Horror}} genre, although the schlockier examples replace suspense almost entirely with gore. They are often considered [[BMovie B-movies]]. Early examples of the genre were heavily influenced by the ''{{giallo}}'' films of Italian directors like Creator/DarioArgento, Creator/LucioFulci, and Mario Bava. The genre first became popular in the late '70s and early '80s, with the release of the three most iconic slasher flicks: ''Film/{{Halloween 1978}}'', ''Film/FridayThe13th1980'', and ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet1984''. The genre would burn itself out in the late '80s, as the established franchises grew stale and the ripoffs grew more desperate. The slasher genre was revived in the mid-late '90s, when Wes Craven's ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}'' [[SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror satirized the genre]] and became a hit. Once again, studios sought to [[FollowTheLeader cash in on the film's success]], releasing their own [[PostModernism post-modern]], teen-focused slasher flicks. Today, the slasher genre may be entering a third wave, with the remakes of ''Halloween'', ''My Bloody Valentine'', and ''Friday the 13th'' all being hits, a remake of ''Nightmare on Elm Street'' just arrived, and the backlash against the [[{{Gorn}} gore-driven]] "TorturePorn" that dominated horror in [[TurnOfTheMillennium this decade]].

Creator/RogerEbert called these movies "Dead Teenager Movies" due to their focus on teenagers getting killed. Another popular nickname is "Bodycount Films[=/=]Movies".

Keep in mind that, while every slasher movie features a serial killer or a spree killer, not every serial killer or spree killer movie is a slasher movie. Also note that a slasher film is quite different from a PsychologicalThriller, which tends to emphasize the SympathyForTheDevil part using a FreudianExcuse or two (and possibly a few PetTheDog moments in the killer's favor), and de-emphasize the FinalGirl, often [[KillEmAll killing off all characters]].

Want to write your own slasher flick? We have [[SoYouWantTo/WriteASlasherHorrorStory a handy writer's guide]] for anybody looking to do just that.

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[[folder:Tropes Applicable to the Genre:]]
* AdultsAreUseless: Parents, teachers, [[PoliceAreUseless police]] or any other kind of authority figure are either blissfully unaware of what's happening or being obstructive and denying it. In the case of the ''Nightmare on Elm Street'' series, they're almost villains themselves.
* AssholeVictim: Particularly noteworthy in ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' (the later entries at least) and ''Franchise/FridayThe13th''; averted in ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'', where almost every victim is made to be sympathetic.
* BarrierBustingBlow
* BlackDudeDiesFirst[=/=]BuryYourGays: Character who is a part of a minority is usually as good as dead.
* CoolMask: On some of the killers. Usually leads to DramaticUnmask.
* CreepyBasement: You can always expect at least one death in here.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: At least one death in many of these movies will qualify for this.
* DarkSecret: One of these lies at the core of most of these films, usually as the reason that the killer is on the rampage.
* DeadlyPrank: Some slasher movies have one of these as either a way one of the victims is killed or as the catalyst for the entire thing (see ''Film/UrbanLegend'' for a recent example).
* DeathByGenreSavvy: Ran into the ground by lesser filmmakers when ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}'' made it popular, and mostly set aside during the age of Torture Porn.
* DeathByPragmatism: You wouldn't have a very long movie if everyone did the intelligent thing and stuck together.
* DeathBySex: If you have sex in one of these movies, rest assured that you will die. Horrifically.
* DevelopingDoomedCharacters
* DontGoInTheWoods / SummerCampy: Summer camps and backwoods are a popular setting, owing to ''Friday the 13th'''s use of these locales.
* TheEndOrIsIt: A common ending twist, especially where the makers are hoping to get a [[VillainBasedFranchise franchise]] started.
* EveryoneIsASuspect: In movies where the killer's identity isn't known.
* {{Fanservice}}: One of the reasons why the genre became popular.
* FinalGirl: The TropeMaker. The trope was named by Carol J. Clover in her examination of the genre.
* FollowTheLeader: These films tend to follow the path shown by the most successful entries.
* {{Gorn}}: The name of the game in these movies (although some of the most famous examples, such as ''Film/TheTexasChainSawMassacre1974'' and ''Film/{{Halloween 1978}}'', are rather pointedly ''not'' very explicit).
* HockeyMaskAndChainsaw: Although in references to these films rather than in the actual films.
* HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday: These films usually take place on holidays and such.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice
* ImplacableMan: Killers in these movies are rather hard to kill, if not [[NighInvulnerability nigh-indestructible]].
* ImprovisedWeapon
* JobTitle: Some of the more gimmicky movies have a killer of a profession that will provide thematic kills and quips.
* JustHereForGodzilla: A lot fans honestly watch to see the killer doing his thing and really don't care much about the actual story.
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Slashers tend to blur the line between fantasy and reality. Even if the killer is an explicitly normal human, his seemingly superhuman speed, strength, and stamina will rarely be given an explanation.
* MenacingStroll
* MenAreTheExpendableGender: Male deaths are usually sudden and without struggle; it's incredibly rare to have a chase scene with a male character being chased. And in 99% of slasher movies, being male is practically a death certificate, because no matter how TooDumbToLive the FinalGirl is, she ''will'' live despite being a complete moron (examples are [[spoiler: ''Film/FridayThe13thPartIII'', ''Film/TheStrangers'', ''Mother's Day (2011)'']]).
* MonsterMisogyny: The other side of the coin. While men can and do die in these movies, the favorite victims of many slasher killers (and the ones that usually get the more elaborate deaths) are women.
* MyCarHatesMe; If you're running from the killer, expect your car to let you down at the worst possible time.
* NotQuiteDead: If a slasher movie goes into sequels, chances are this applies to the killer.
* OffWithHisHead
* OffscreenTeleportation
* PaintTheTownRed
* PoliceAreUseless: The cops, the guys we normally expect to be able to deal with the problem, are especially useless in these kinds of movies. As always, [[ItsUpToYou it's up to the]] FinalGirl to actually stop the killer.
* PopularityPolynomial: The slasher genre was [[DeaderThanDisco dead in the water]] by the end of TheEighties, before it was resurrected by ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}''.
* 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.
* RedShirt: Yes, even in these. Before the main cast gets it, several minor (and usually unnamed) characters will get it early on.
* ReducedMonsterDifficulty
* TheReveal: Usually coupled with the unmasking.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Most of the killers of these movies are on a vendetta of some sort.
* TheSavageSouth: Slashers tend to take place in the southern regions. Ex: ''Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre''.
* TheScourgeOfGod: Many slasher killers target the "bad" people among the cast while generally leaving the "good" ones alone for the most part.
* ShaggyDogStory[=/=]ShootTheShaggyDog: The surviving protagonists generally don't get any reward for their trials. Oftentimes, their victories over the killers are completely undone in {{Sequel Hook}}s, even if the given movie doesn't have a planned sequel yet.
* SilentAntagonist: Most of the killers rarely talk, if ever (Exceptions include Freddy Krueger and Chucky the Doll).
* SlashersPreferBlondes: Blonde girls in slasher films tend to get offed a lot, usually with more elaborate deaths. The FinalGirl is almost always brunette, in contrast to the blonde. Though of course there are exceptions.
* SmallReferencePools: Judging by the number of parodies that feature the HockeyMaskAndChainsaw trope, it's as if ''Friday the 13th'' and ''The Texas Chainsaw Massacre'' were the only slasher flicks ever made.
* StealthHiBye
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: {{Final Girl}}s of previous movies who sign on for sequels are especially at risk of dying, usually very early on in the movie. The Final Girl of the original ''Friday the 13th'' was famously the very first victim of Jason Voorhees.
* ThemeSerialKiller: As slasher movies proliferated, many creators tried to distinguish their films from the pack by coming up with increasingly bizarre gimmicks for their killers.
* TomboyishName: A common attribute of the FinalGirl
* TooDumbToLive: Some victims just might not be particularly GenreSavvy, but the first victim is usually in a class of his/her own.
* VillainBasedFranchise: Especially popular with slashers.
* TheVillainMakesThePlot: Most of the films have the killer as the center of the story.
* WeaponOfChoice: Most slashers have at least one, blades and and axes being the most usual choice.
* WildTeenParty: One of the most common set ups.
* TheWorfEffect: Often one of the killer's early victims will be athletic or tough in some way to show that simply trying to match his brute strength is hopeless.
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[[folder:Slasher Films with TV Tropes Articles:]]
[[index]]
* ''Film/{{Absurd}}''
* ''Film/AliceSweetAlice''
* ''Film/AllTheBoysLoveMandyLane''
* ''Film/AmericanPsycho2AllAmericanGirl''
* ''Film/{{Amsterdamned}}''
* ''Film/TheAnthropophagusBeast''
* ''Film/AprilFoolsDay''
* ''Film/AxEm''
* ''Film/BehindTheMaskTheRiseOfLeslieVernon''
* ''[[Film/BlackChristmas1974 Black Christmas]]'' (1974)
** ''[[Film/BlackChristmas2006 Black Christmas]]'' (2006)
* ''Film/BloodAndBlackLace''
* ''Film/BloodNightTheLegendOfMaryHatchet''
* ''Film/BloodRage''
* ''Film/BloodSuckingPharaohsInPittsburgh''
* ''Film/BloodyHomecoming''
* ''Film/BloodyMoon''
* "The Gas Station" segment of ''Film/BodyBags''
* ''Film/TheBoogeyMan''
* ''Film/TheBurning''
* ''Film/{{Candyman}}''
* ''Film/{{Carved}}''
* ''Film/{{Carver}}''
* ''Film/ChainLetter''
* ''Film/CheerleaderCamp''
* ''Film/CherryFalls''
* ''Film/ChildsPlay''
* ''Film/ChoppingMall''
* ''Film/ClubDread''
* ''Film/ColdPrey''
* ''Film/TheCollector''
* ''Film/{{Cornered}}''
* ''Film/{{Crawlspace}}''
* ''Film/{{Creep}}''
* ''Film/CriminallyInsane''
* ''Film/TheDeadPit''
* ''Film/DeathOnDemand''
* ''Film/DeathScreams''
* ''Film/DemonsNeverDie''
* ''Film/{{Detention}}''
* ''Film/DontGoInTheWoods''
* ''Film/DontOpenTillChristmas''
* ''Film/TheDormThatDrippedBlood''
* ''Film/DrGiggles''
* ''Film/DreamHome''
* ''Film/TheDrillerKiller''
* ''Film/DriveInMassacre''
* ''Film/DriveThru''
* ''Film/TheDrowningGhost''
* ''Film/EasterBunnyKillKill''
* ''Film/EvilEd''
* ''Film/EvilLaugh''
* ''Film/FearIsland''
* ''Film/TheFinalTerror''
* ''Film/TheForest''
* ''Franchise/FridayThe13th''
** ''[[Film/FridayThe13th1980 Friday the 13th]]'' (1980)
** ''Film/FridayThe13thPart2''
** ''Film/FridayThe13thPartIII''
** ''Film/FridayThe13thTheFinalChapter''
** ''Film/FridayThe13thPartVANewBeginning''
** ''Film/FridayThe13thPartVIJasonLives''
** ''Film/FridayThe13thPartVIITheNewBlood''
** ''Film/FridayThe13thPartVIIIJasonTakesManhattan''
** ''Film/JasonGoesToHellTheFinalFriday''
** ''Film/JasonX''
** ''[[Film/FridayThe13th2009 Friday the 13th]]'' (2009)
* ''Film/FuneralHome''
* ''Film/TheFunhouse''
* ''Film/FunnyMan''
* ''Film/TheGhostDance''
* ''Film/TheGingerdeadMan''
* ''Film/GraduationDay''
* ''Film/{{Gutterballs}}''
* ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}''
** ''[[Film/{{Halloween 1978}} Halloween]]''
** ''Film/HalloweenII1981''
** ''Film/Halloween4TheReturnOfMichaelMyers''
** ''Film/Halloween5TheRevengeOfMichaelMyers''
** ''Film/HalloweenTheCurseOfMichaelMyers''
** ''Film/HalloweenH20TwentyYearsLater''
** ''Film/HalloweenResurrection''
** ''[[Film/{{Halloween 2007}} Halloween]]'' (2007)
** ''[[Film/HalloweenII2009 Halloween II]]''
* ''Film/HappyBirthdayToMe''
* ''Film/HappyHellNight''
* ''Film/{{Hatchet}}''
* ''Film/HellNight''
* ''Film/HellraiserHellworld''
* ''Film/HighTension''
* ''Film/HomeSweetHome''
* ''Film/TheHorrorShow''
* ''Film/HospitalMassacre''
* ''Film/HouseOfWax2005''
* ''Film/TheHouseOnSororityRow''
** ''Film/SororityRow''
* ''Film/{{Humongous}}''
* ''Film/IceCreamMan''
* ''Film/IdleHands''
* ''Film/IKnowWhatYouDidLastSummer''
* ''Film/{{Inside}}''
* ''Film/{{Intruder}}''
* ''[[Film/JackFrost1997 Jack Frost]]''
* ''Film/JeepersCreepers''
* ''Film/JuliasEyes''
* ''Film/JustBeforeDawn''
* ''Film/KillerNerd''
* ''Film/LaidToRest''
* ''Film/TheLastSlumberParty''
* ''Film/{{Lighthouse}}''
* ''Film/LoversLane''
* ''Film/{{Madman}}''
* ''Film/{{Maniac}}''
* ''Film/ManiacCop''
* ''Film/MidnightMovie''
* ''Film/{{Mikey}}''
* ''Film/MotorHomeMassacre''
* ''Film/TheMutilator''
* ''Film/MyBloodyValentine'' (1981)
** ''Film/MyBloodyValentine3D'' (2009)
* ''Film/MyLittleEye''
* ''Film/MySoulToTake''
* ''Film/MySuperPsychoSweet16''
* ''Film/TheNailGunMassacre''
* ''Film/NewYearsEvil''
* ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet''
** ''[[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet1984 A Nightmare on Elm Sreet]]'' (1984)
** ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreetPart2FreddysRevenge''
** ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet3DreamWarriors''
** ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet4TheDreamMaster''
** ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet5TheDreamChild''
** ''Film/FreddysDeadTheFinalNightmare''
** ''Film/WesCravensNewNightmare''
** ''[[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet2010 A Nightmare on Elm Street]]'' (2010)
* ''Film/NineLives2002''
* ''Film/TheOuting''
* ''Anime/PerfectBlue''
* ''Film/{{Pieces}}''
* ''Film/ThePool''
* ''Film/ThePrey''
* ''[[Film/PromNight1980 Prom Night]]'' (1980)
** ''Film/HelloMaryLouPromNightII''
** ''Film/PromNightIIITheLastKiss''
** ''Film/PromNightIVDeliverUsFromEvil''
** ''[[Film/PromNight2008 Prom Night]]'' (2008)
* ''Film/TheProwler''
* ''Film/PsychoCop''
* ''Film/ReturnToHorrorHigh''
* ''Film/ReazioneACatena''
* ''Film/SantasSlay''
* ''Film/{{Scream|1981}}'' (1981)
* ''Franchise/{{Scream}}'' (1996)
* ''Film/ScreamBloodyMurder''
* ''Film/{{Seance}}''
* ''Film/SeeNoEvil''
* ''Film/{{Severance}}''
* ''Film/{{Shocker}}''
* ''Film/{{Shrooms}}''
* ''Film/SilentNightDeadlyNight''
** ''Film/SilentNightDeadlyNightPart2''
** ''Film/SilentNightDeadlyNightIIIBetterWatchOut''
** ''Film/SilentNight''
* ''Film/SilentRage''
* ''Film/SlaughterHigh''
* ''Film/{{Sledgehammer}}''
* ''Film/SleepawayCamp''
** ''Film/SleepawayCampIIUnhappyCampers''
** ''Film/SleepawayCampIIITeenageWasteland''
** ''Film/SleepawayCampIVTheSurvivor''
** ''Film/ReturnToSleepawayCamp''
* ''Film/TheSlumberPartyMassacre''
* ''Film/{{Smiley}}''
* ''Film/StageFrightAquarius''
* ''Film/StayAlive''
* ''Film/TheStepfather''
* ''Film/{{Stitches}}''
* ''Film/TheStrangers''
* ''Film/{{Supernova}}''
* ''Film/{{Superstition}}''
* ''Film/SweetSixteen''
* ''Film/{{Tamara}}''
* ''Film/TheTerminator'': The first one only.
* ''Film/TerrorFirmer''
* ''Film/TerrorTrain''
* ''Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre''
** ''[[Film/TheTexasChainSawMassacre1974 The Texas Chain Saw Massacre]]'' (1974)
** ''Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacre2''
** ''Film/LeatherfaceTheTexasChainsawMassacreIII''
** ''Film/TexasChainsawMassacreTheNextGeneration''
** ''[[Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacre2003 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre]]'' (2003)
** ''Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacreTheBeginning''
** ''Film/TexasChainsaw3D''
* ''Film/{{Thankskilling}}''
* ''Film/TheToolboxMurders''
* ''Film/UncleSam''
* ''Film/UnmaskedPart25''
* ''Film/UrbanLegend''
** ''Film/UrbanLegendsFinalCut''
** ''Film/UrbanLegendsBloodyMary''
* ''Film/{{Vacancy}}''
* ''Film/{{Valentine}}''
* ''Film/ViolentShit''
* ''Film/WhenAKillerCalls''
* ''Film/WhenAStrangerCalls'' (2006)
* ''Film/WithoutWarning''
* ''Film/WolfCreek''
* ''Film/WrongTurn''
* ''Film/YoureNext''
* ''Film/ZombieNightmare''
[[/index]]
[[/folder]]

!! Homages, Parodies, Other Stuff Regarding the Genre:

!!! Advertising

* There was a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17B54nHCs7I Nike commercial]] were a sporty female outran the chainsaw-toting psycho during a chase scene. Some of the viewers [[MisaimedFandom missed the positive message]] and it eventually got banned.
* Another commercial had a couple pick up an ObviouslyEvil man because, along with a giant axe, he had a case of beer with him. The guy at the wheel's sure he has a good reason for the axe, and lets the guy in when he says [[BlatantLies it's a bottle opener.]] Then, further down the road, they see another guy with a mask, a chainsaw, and another case of beer.
--> '''Driver:''' Look! He has Bud Light.
--> '''First Psycho:''' ''And a chainsaw!''
* Yet [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Xzij-cMFqs another ad]] had a masked and machete-totting maniac barge in on a cabin full of partying teenagers, who are unable to emit anything louder than forced whispers because they've been saving their screams for the Much Music Video Awards.

!!! Anime and Manga

* ''Manga/BloodyMaidenJuusankiNoShima'' is a SlasherMovie in manga form, involving thirteen young women slated to be "sacrificed."

!!! Comics

* The comic book ''ComicBook/HackSlash'' stars a former FinalGirl who hunts down slashers. Essentially, every distinct story arc is its own 'movie' -- Cassie even refers to the return of Father Wrath ([[spoiler:actually a copycat]]) as a "sequel".
* The genre is played with Andrea Mouse-themed storylines from ''{{Horndog}}''. Given the comic's [[SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror style]], it teeters between straight example and AffectionateParody.
* The [=ShadowLine=]/Creator/ImageComics miniseries ''Gutwrencher''.

!!! Film

* ''Camp Cuddly Pines Powertool Massacre'', a porno-slasher notable for sharing its set with ''Film/{{Hatchet}}''. Amusingly, the villain's origin is mish-mash of Freddy, Michael and Jason's respective backstories.
* ''Film/CryWolf'' is worthy of mention here for being a "faux-slasher". [[spoiler:Only two people die in the entire movie. I'm not saying who.]] And [[spoiler:neither of them really dies in a particularly brutal fashion]] as has become accustom to the genre.
* The comedy film ''Film/PsychoBeachParty'' is a homage to the old slasher movies and beach movies from the 60s.
* ''Film/ScaryMovie'' parodies the genre, mostly ''Scream'' and ''I Know What You Did Last Summer''. Its sequels venture into other genres.
* ''Film/ShriekIfYouKnowWhatIDidLastFridayTheThirteenth'', which also heavily parodied ''Scream'' and ''I Know What You Did Last Summer''.
* ''Film/StanHelsing'' features various {{Captain Ersatz}}es of various horror icons, including from Slasher movies.
* ''Film/StudentBodies'' and ''Wacko'' predate ''Scream'' and ''Scary Movie'' by more than a decade.
* ''Film/TuckerAndDaleVsEvil'' parodies the 'degenerate hillbilly' variation on this genre by flipping it; the two main characters are a pair of sweet-natured but not very bright hillbillies who, through a [[ContrivedCoincidence bunch of misunderstandings]], are mistaken for psycho killers by a group of college students camping in the woods. [[HilarityEnsues Very Gory Hilarity Ensues]].
* ''Unmasked Part 25'' is an existential British satire of the ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' series, in which a deformed slasher named Jackson tries to leave his life of meaningless slaughter for his love of a beautiful blind woman. It's somewhat reminiscent of ''Film/TheToxicAvenger.''
* ''Film/CabinByTheLake'' centers around a serial killer who performs his murders to write a more "sophisticated" horror movie script than the usual slasher fare he puts out.

!!! Literature

* There are a few "slasher novels" like ''Slay Bells, Joyride, Deadly Detention'' and ''Literature/{{Apeshit}}''.
* ''Where The Bodies Are Buried'' and sequels by Creator/KimNewman, are about a series of slasher movies of the same name, whose slasher, Rob Hackwill, has a nasty habit of [[RefugeeFromTVLand becoming real]].
* A group of phobophages (shapeshifters who feed on fear) attack a convention while disguised as horror film characters (including slasher villains like "[[DropTheHammer Hammerhands]]" and "[[SinisterScythe The Reaper]]") in the ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' novel ''Literature/ProvenGuilty''.

!!! Live-Action TV

* ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' did an episode that parodied slasher movies. It involved the main characters getting killed off one by one by masked killer while trapped in detention after school (it was AllJustADream, of course). The episode came out during the revitalization of the genre in the late 90s and even guest-starred JenniferLoveHewitt who had recently starred in ''Film/IKnowWhatYouDidLastSummer''.
* The ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' episode "Chick Flick" had a MonsterOfTheWeek who could travel in and out of films; he brought a pair of slasher villains, Bloody Mary and Axe Husband, to life to help him kill the Charmed Ones. And in a later episode Phoebe starts having slasher film-based nightmares in which she is chased around the manor by a lunatic with a HockeyMaskAndChainsaw.
* The ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' episode "Eat Me" is a GenreShift into horror that starts off with ZombieApocalypse tropes, but becomes a Slasher Movie once its primary bad guy appears.
* The ''Series/TruCalling'' episode "[[HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday Valentine]]".
--> '''Harrison:''' Can you believe we're in a motel with a cemetery next door, and a freaking psycho on the loose? Can it get anymore ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'', huh?
--> '''Tru:''' That was a summer camp.

!!! Music

* The music video for E-Type's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oe4D3FFzX1k&feature=related Angels Crying]]" is based around slasher movie tropes.
* The Music/WeirdAlYankovic song "Nature Trail To Hell"

!!! Tabletop Games

* ''TabletopGame/HunterTheVigil'' has... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Slashers]], who are people influenced by the supernatural into becoming perfect {{Serial Killer}}s. They range from Rippers, who have abnormal, but still theoretically possible abilities, to Scourges, who are obviously supernatural. The types are: [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Avengers]] & [[UrbanLegend Legends]], [[ImplacableMan Brutes]] & [[TheJuggernaut Masks]], [[ManipulativeBastard Charmers]] & [[TalkativeLoon Psychos]], [[RedRightHand Freaks]] & {{Mutants}}, and [[DiabolicalMastermind Geniuses]] & [[TheChessmaster Maniacs]]. It is possible, though difficult, to play one as a Type IV or V AntiHero, targeting people, or supernatural beings, who deserve it.

!!! Video Games

* ''VideoGame/ClockTower'', released in 1995, while a game, is very similar to a slasher movie. You've got your near-indestructible slasher villain who murders young women off-screen. A movie in and out of DevelopmentHell is being made.

!!! Web Original

* ''WebVideo/TheHorriblySlowMurdererWithTheExtremelyInefficientWeapon'' takes the invulnerable killer aspect and runs with it.
* For his 2013 Monster Madness special, Creator/JamesRolfe [[http://cinemassacre.com/2013/10/01/the-mummy-1932/ argued]] that there's a good case to be made for the various sequels to ''Film/TheMummy1932'' (though notably, not the original itself) being among the first slashers, noting that the series checks off most of the tropes of the genre outside of the {{Gorn}}.
* ''WebVideo/FiveSecondFilms'': [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afKWNdSCym0 Dude Bro Party Massacre 3]] is a parody of this sort of film that [[GenderInvertedTrope inverts the typical genders]].

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