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->''"Everyone thinks Jason uses one of these, but he never does."''
-->-- '''WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob''' [[http://thecinemasnob.com/2013/09/05/friday-the-13th-part-2.aspx reviewing]] ''Film/FridayThe13thPart2'' (as a girl carries a chainsaw)

A common reference of a SlasherMovie serial killer: a big guy wielding a chainsaw and wearing a hockey mask. Enormously common in parodies and tributes of the genre.

This is something of a DeadUnicornTrope, since it isn't actually based on any single slasher movie character. It's actually a CompositeCharacter between two of the most famous SlasherMovie killers: Jason Voorhees of the ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' series and Leatherface of ''Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre'' series.

While it might seem like a case of ShallowParody, even the people who know a lot about horror films use this trope, so that's not the case. It's just as likely just a CaptainErsatz of the two, since neither of them are [[PublicDomainCharacter in the public domain]].

A SisterTrope to SackheadSlasher (drawing on Jason's pre-hockey mask iteration).



* Nike's infamous [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLhdE1DiebU chainsaw commercial]] from the 2000 Olympics featured a villain with a chainsaw, and with a [[WhiteMaskOfDoom white plastic mask]] more like Michael Myers' from ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}''. [[http://www.cbsnews.com/news/nike-chainsaw-attack-ad-pulled/ Contemporary news reports]] when the ad was pulled described it as a hockey mask, however, because this trope created that expectation.
* Brazilian ad website Catho had [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dNtGBP-Tfo an ad]] where someone in such an attire was hired to cut vegetables for a pizza place.

[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Anime/IrresponsibleCaptainTylor'' has a marine named Jason who wears a hockey mask and uses a chainsaw as his WeaponOfChoice. He also tends to be blamed whenever something breaks and there's a RunningGag regarding him always being sick on Fridays.
* During the first part of the [[Manga/YuGiOh manga]] and [[Anime/YuGiOhFirstAnimeSeries Season 0]] from ''Franchise/YuGiOh'', Kaiba forces Joey (Jonouchi) to fight to the death with a serial killer known as ''"Chopman"''. The guys is a mountain of muscles with a leather-mask and prone to use sharp and big weapons, particularly, chainsaws. [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Chopman Images.]]
* America from ''WebComic/AxisPowersHetalia'' [[http://images.wikia.com/hetalia/images/e/e4/America_in_his_2010_Halloween_Costume.PNG has this as his costume]] in the Halloween sketches 2010.
* Played with in episode 139 of ''Anime/UruseiYatsura'' featuring the [[RememberTheNewGuy never before seen]] members of the gardening club who are obsessed with their tomatoes. At one point the episode becomes a horror movie parody with one of them wearing a creepy white mask and another one wielding a chainsaw and wearing a ''tomato'' mask that covers the whole head.

* A Sunday strip from ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' 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.
* The first ComicBook/PostCrisis appearance of ''Comicbook/{{Superman}}'' villain the Prankster had him as the host of a kids TV show which was cancelled for being a bad influence on children. Cue Prankster threatening Galaxy television boss Morgan Edge with a ''[[Film/MotelHell pig]]'' [[Film/MotelHell mask and chainsaw]], while ranting that ''this'' was what kids were watching these days, and compared to that what were a few pranks?
* ''ComicBook/HackSlash'': When a [[MacheteMayhem big knife]] is not enough to get the job done, Vlad will switch to a [[ChainsawGood chainsaw]]. Although his mask is a respirator rather than a hockey mask, visually it conveys the same impression.
* In "Saturday the 8th Part 5: The Final Beginning" In ''Cherry'' #3, the slasher not only wears a hockey mask and wields a chainsaw, but if also wearing [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger's]] striped jersey and battered hat.

* In ''Film/TheBlob1988'', a horror film is shown in a theater, and the killer in the ShowWithinAShow wears a red hockey mask and uses a chainsaw.
* Seen on Clark Griswold in ''Film/NationalLampoonsChristmasVacation''. He's wearing the mask for safety reasons while he uses the saw to shorten the ridiculously large Christmas tree, but the reference is obvious, since he's also undergoing definite SanitySlippage at this point in the film.
* Jason Voorhees never actually used a chainsaw at any point in the ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' series, his WeaponOfChoice instead being a {{machete|Mayhem}}. However, the Turkish poster for ''Film/FridayThe13thPartVIJasonLives'' uses [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3ppxBX5WQTs/UVqTHh5uZXI/AAAAAAAADhs/VLLyi-dRE6M/s200/turkishpart6_poster.jpg this combination.]] [[CoversAlwaysLie He still uses only his trusty machete in the film.]]
** ''Film/FridayThe13thPartVIITheNewBlood'' is the only movie where Jason uses a gas-powered weapon, taking a hedge trimmer to [[GuttedLikeAFish some poor sucker's belly]].
* The notorious ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' rip-off ''Film/BloodyMurder'' has a villain who uses this combination.
* ''Film/PoliceAcademy4CitizensOnPatrol'' shows the team putting a scare into some new recruits using Hightower as a voodoo houngan trying to revive his brother, who lies "dead" in a body bag. After some chanting, the brother (played by Tackleberry) awakes, firing up his chainsaw to cut his way out of the bag. And he's wearing a hockey mask, of course.
* ''Film/EightLeggedFreaks'' has a brief, humorous scene where the heroine yells at the townsfolk to get ready. One of them has a chainsaw and hockey mask. Funnily enough, there's a second guy with a chainsaw right next to him -- but he has a catcher's mask, instead.
* ''Film/ShriekIfYouKnowWhatIDidLastFridayTheThirteenth'': Played with. The killer starts out wearing a hockey mask, but this morphs into the Ghostface mask when he accidentally catches fire. Later he totes a chainsaw to kill someone.

* ''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.
* ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKidRodrickRules'' has Greg and Rowley getting chased by a guy with a hockey mask and a chainsaw in the Crossland High School haunted house.
* The closest Jason Voorhees ever came to actually using a chainsaw as a weapon was in the novel ''Franchise/{{Friday the 13th}}: Jason's Curse''. Jason himself doesn't use it, but a man possessed by Jason (through his cursed hockey mask) kills one of his relatives with a chainsaw.
* ''Literature/SonicTheHedgehogInCastleRobotnik'' sees Sonic meeting a large rabbit called Jase with such a combo in an underground passage and is chased into darkness. Bumping a scraping through the darkness he uses the constant reeving of the chainsaw to figure out how close the rabbit is. In the end the rabbit ends up falling down a hole and [[HoistByHisOwnPetard leaving a big mess after the machine has done it's work]].

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In an episode of ''Series/{{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. [[spoiler: It turned out that it stood for a metaphor of her self-harming behavior]].
* ''Series/{{MADtv}}'': In the "[[Film/{{Apollo 13}} Apollo the 13th]]: When Jason Takes NASA" sketch, hockey-mask wearing Jason Voorhees invades the moon shuttle and kills a person with a chainsaw.

* A Sergio Aragones strip in ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' 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.

* At one of his concerts Music/{{Eminem}} appeared while wearing denim salopettes and a hockey mask, and wielding a chainsaw.

[[folder:Theme Parks]]
* The first ''Film/BillAndTed'' show at Theatre/HalloweenHorrorNights (1992) gave [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason Voorhees]] a chainsaw, which accidentally cut down a balcony on the western set while swinging at the duo.

* In ''VideoGame/BattleArenaToshinden 3'', the midboss for the chainsaw-wielding David is Judgement, a former childhood friend who has now become this trope.
* Inverted in ''VideoGame/DeadByDaylight'', where the killer is wearing a leathery facemask, and carries an improvised [[MacheteMayhem machete]].
* Subtly done in ''VideoGame/DeadIsland''. 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.
* The second boss in ''[[VideoGame/DoubleDragon Double Dragon II]]'' for the GameBoy (a different game from the arcade and NES versions subtitled ''The Revenge'').
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''
** When Edgar uses the chainsaw weapon in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', he has a random chance of doing an instant kill attack, which also changes the attached sprite to him wearing a hockey mask.
** Vincent Valentine's Hell Masker {{Limit|Break}} in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' turns him into hockeymask wearing maniac with a chainsaw.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'', an optional boss in ''Eternal Punishment'' is a StalkerWithACrush who wears a hockey mask and chainsaw.
* One of the enemies in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin'' sports this ensemble.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Splatterhouse}}'', Rick wears a hockey mask and can sometimes use a chainsaw. In sequels, the mask was redesigned to look more like a skull, but the similarities to Jason's signature mask were still pretty apparent.
* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto''
** One mission in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity'' has Tommy and some others pulling a bank heist disguised in hockey masks and coveralls, after which the outfit is permanently unlocked for the player. One of the melee weapons available in the game is a chainsaw. [[WideOpenSandbox The possibilities are endless...]]
** Used in ''Libery City Stories'', where Tony has a similar outfit. There's also one mission where he's ambushed and attacked by ''dozens'' of masked maniacs with chainsaws.
* Cemetery stages in ''VideoGame/{{Gex}}'' feature burly enemies of this type, who for added benefit also wear a [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet red and green striped t-shirts]].
* ''VideoGame/KidChameleon'' has Maniaxe, an {{Expy}} of Jason Voorhees, who can throw hatchets at enemies.
* The chainsaw-wielding Dr. Salvador in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' wears a burlap sack mask similar to Jason's first appearance in ''Film/FridayThe13thPart2''.
* The level "Boo! Haunted House" in ''VideoGame/TheAngryVideoGameNerdAdventures'' has none other than Jason himself (in his notorious [[VideoGame/FridayThe13th cyan and purple incarnation]]) running back and forth with a chainsaw.
* Stitches, the FrankensteinsMonster of ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm'', has an alternative "Psycho" skin which has him with a hockey mask and a chainsaw. To complete the horror movie picture, he is also wearing a torn-off [[Franchise/{{Halloween}} Michael Myers]] jumpsuit and is holding a machete, a pickaxe and a slipknot [[MultiArmedAndDangerous at the same time]].
* An enemy in ''VideoGame/VirtualBoyWarioLand'' is a fish who wears a hockey mask with a chainsaw going right through it like a swordfish.
* The Chainsaw Maniacs from ''VideoGame/ZombiesAteMyNeighbors''.
* In ''VideoGame/MegamiTenseiII'', the demon [[Film/TheShining Redrum]] and its PaletteSwap [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Friday]] sport hockey masks and wield chainsaws.

* [[http://nonadventures.com/2008/05/17/asp-hat/ The last panel in this strip]] of ''Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella''.
* One of the homicidal sprites in ''Webcomic/KidRadd'' fit this description.

[[folder:Web Originals]]
* One of the titular ''WebAnimation/DumbWaysToDie'' in the PublicServiceAnnouncement of the same name is to "invite a psycho killer inside." The video depicts a door opening to a sprite wearing a hockey mask and armed with a chainsaw and [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger glove.]]
* Macabre horror-{{Mons}} ''{{WebOriginal/Mortasheen}}'' is definitely referencing this trope with its chainsaw-hockey-masked mascot creature, [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/chainsawkid.htm the Chainsaw Kid.]] Yes, that is the proper syntax; its chainsaw ''is'' its mask.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* When [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Bart Simpson]] is threatened with death by Sideshow Bob the family gets put in WitnessProtection. Bart is in his room trying to go to sleep when Homer bursts in screaming: first with a butcher knife to cut him a brownie...
** ... and again to show off his stuff:
* At the end of the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "Box Office Bunny", Daffy and Elmer end up in a horror movie where the killer has a mask and chainsaw.
* The [[ShowWithinAShow Mutilator movies]] in ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop''.
* The ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' film "How I Spent My Vacation" features the chainsaw-wielding "Mr. Hitcher" who at one point wears a hockey mask.
* The Halloween episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Total Drama Island]]'' features a character known only as "The Escaped Psycho Killer With A Chainsaw and a Hook". He has a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin chainsaw, a hockey mask, and a hook.]]
* Also by Fresh; ''WesternAnimation/GrojBand'' features Kon and Kin dressing up as "chainsaw maniacs" in "Girl Fest". With Kon donning the hockey mask and chainsaw cliché.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', [[BabysitterFromHell Vicky]] dons these at one point, though Timmy barely reacts.
--> '''Timmy''': Phew, it's just a goalie. ''(Vicky removes the hockey mask)'' AAAAHH!!! VICKY!!!
* [[AxCrazy Mr. Cat]] dons these in the pilot of ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}''. He winds up chopping off [[NighInvulnerable Quack Quack]]'s arms.