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The Stalker (The Sims 2) is a collection of six horror movies created by user dan10093. It is made using The Sims 2 and each film is released in different parts (the exact amount of parts varies, though around ten is the average). It is heavily inspired by Scream, however it also contains elements from I Know What You Did Last Summer and Halloween. The films were originally going to end at the third sequel, but more or less continued on three movies. The series' main character is Katie Barcley, a young woman who is continuously mentally and physically attacked by an unknown person in a white and black ninja suit, usually using those who are important to her. This method has also been used to torment Lori Yates, one of the survivors of the third film. As of 2013, five movies have been finished with the 6th and final film in production (though due to technical problems, the future of the series is up in the air at this stage).


     Tropes used in all films 
  • Action Girl / Action Survivor: Katie becomes this as the series goes on. Lori in the third movie onwards is also an example of this.
  • Animation Bump: The animations (and death sequences) become noticeably more sophisticated as the series goes on, which is impressive considering the whole thing is made with The Sims 2 (and a heap of mods).
  • Anyone Can Die: Unless your name is Katie Barcley, there's no guarantee you're making it out alive (and in the first film, Katie herself wasn't safe due to Jen appearing to be the main protagonist).
  • Attention Whore: Usually one of the antagonist's motives is ether stealing or getting fame.
  • Ax-Crazy: The Stalkers.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: The killers almost always work in pairs (or more!).
  • Big, Screwed-Up Family: The Yates family and to a lesser extent the Barcleys.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Pretty much all the endings. Although someone lives and the killer is always apprehended, there's usually a high body count. The only exception is The Stalker 5, which ends on a Cliffhanger involving the unidentified Stalkers kidnapping Lori and Katie and Annie being framed for the killings.
  • Black Eyes of Evil: The killer's eyes in the suit.
  • Broken Bird: Our two protagonists, respectively.
  • Cat Scare: Frequently used.
  • Death by Sex: Occasionally used, though not nearly as common as it usually in in slashers, and it's sometimes averted.
  • Everyone Is a Suspect: No one is above suspicion. Even people who appear on-screen with the Stalker, due to the fact there tends to be more than one killer. In the fifth film, Katie herself is a suspect.
  • Evil Phone / Harassing Phone Call: The killer's most famous move is calling the victim's numbers and not saying anything.
  • Expy: Katie is a mixture of both Sidney Prescott and Laurie Strode.
  • Fanservice: Yep, in a film series made with The Sims 2.
  • Final Girl: Katie in pretty much all the films. Lori in both The Stalker 3 and 4.
  • Freudian Excuse: There are many.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: If there's more than one killer, there's a chance one of them will off their accomplice.
  • Knife Nut: The primary Weapon of Choice.
  • Love Interest: Adam to Katie in the original and the sequel and Steven in The Stalker 3. Tim to Lori and Brendan to Holly in The Stalker 3 and Brendan to Lori in The Stalker 4.
  • Offscreen Teleportation: The killers are fond of doing this.
  • Serial Killer: The Stalkers.
  • Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: Unless, of course your name is ether Katie Barcley or Lori Yates, there's a 50/50 chance you'll survive.
  • Stalker with/Without a Crush: Duh!
  • Teens Are Monsters: Some of the killers turn out to be teens.

     Tropes used in The Stalker 
  • Action Survivor: Katie and Adam.
  • Adults Are Useless: Then again, we only see them for about one minute in the entire movie. The only adult who appears prominently turns out to be one of the killers.
  • Bastard Boyfriend: Adam seems like this at first.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Adam, who shoots Richard before he can kill Katie.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Kris is the Blonde, Jen and Katie are the Brunette, and Alex is the Redhead.
  • Bound and Gagged: Well, replace "gagged" with "blindfolded".
  • Broken Bird: Alex, after Kris' death due to them being best friends.
  • Child by Rape: Katie. This is revealed by her father.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Jason doesn't even appear for two seconds, and we already see his horrific demise (he was ripped in half offscreen). Jen's death ends with her being struck in the skull with a meat cleaver.
  • Damsel out of Distress: Katie, although Adam has to save her in the climax (though not from lack of trying).
  • Danger Takes a Backseat: Alex's death only shows the killer staring at her from behind the backseat before she is killed offscreen.
  • Death by Sex: Averted, actually. Katie and Adam have sex before the massacre and are the only survivors.
  • Decoy Protagonist: Jen. Many people were greatly surprised that she was killed. And quite brutally, I might add.
  • Dumb Blonde: Kris is described as this by the creator. We see enough evidence in the opening.
  • The Dog Was the Mastermind: Tom is revealed to be one of the killers.
  • Et Tu, Brute??: Katie is understandably shocked by Tom and her dad's betrayal.
  • Fainting: Jen faints as a side-effect of her spiked drink.
  • Final Girl: Katie, although she's not the only survivor.
  • Freudian Excuse: The reason Richard's after Katie is because she was a Child by Rape. Tom's reason is because he's obsessively in love with her.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Adam is slashed in the back with a meat cleaver by Tom, however he survives. Jen was also killed via cleaver to the head.
  • I Never Said It Was Poison: Katie figures out Richard is the killer when he mentions exactly how Jen was killed, without Katie having having told him first.
  • Kill the Cutie: Poor Jen.
  • Love Makes You Evil: Tom's motive
  • Missing Mom: Katie's mother is gone on a business trip with her sister, Holly. She does appear in a deleted scene though.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: Possibly why Tom murdered Jen and definitely why he tries to kill Adam.
  • Nice Girl: Jen.
  • Offing the Offspring: Richard's motive.
  • Official Couple: Jen and Tom. Katie and Adam. Kris and Jason.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: We really have to give some credit to the killers: Jason's death was both disturbing yet fascinating. They also manage to murder everyone at the party in one night! Wow.
  • Parental Betrayal: Richard Barcley to his daughter Katie.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Alex.
  • Peek-a-Boo Corpse: Jason's body is placed in front of Kris' door in the opening. The Stalker hides the dead party-goers bodies in the garage. Katie also finds Jen's body in the upstairs bathroom.
  • Too Dumb to Live: What does Kris do when she see's Jason's dead body? Runs upstairs, doesn't even bother to stop and call the police, and the place she hides? An open balcony that ultimately leads to her death and instead of getting up, crawls around on the ground. Nice escape plan, honey.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Richard kills Tom fully knowing his plan won't work.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Alex. Her death is only mentioned twice, and even then it's not officially clear, and she's not even mentioned again for the rest of the movie.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Richard. He only wants to live a peaceful life with his wife and daughter. The way he plans to do it however is out of the question.

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