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A fight that takes place in a slaughterhouse, amongst the meat chunks hanging from the hooks. Adds a certain edge to a confrontation, surrounding it with death from the onset and simultaneously blocking the line of sight in all directions. Expect No OSHA Compliance and a Conveyor Belt o' Doom. Bonus point if the place doubles as a Sickening Slaughterhouse.

Has nothing to do with Slaughterhouse-Five.



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     Comic Books  


  • Predator 2: The chilly temperatures to keep the meat from spoiling are a plot point.
  • At the end of Wanted, fighting the knife master.
  • Erin is forced to play cat and mouse games against Leatherface in the climax of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Chrissy does the same in the prequel.
  • Happened in Sherlock Holmes (2009), with the Damsel in Distress chained to a Conveyor Belt o' Doom leading to a bandsaw and gas pipes spewing flame. The location was later justified when it was revealed the Big Bad was refining his poison gas in the bellies of swine.
  • The 1990 Captain America film has one fight scene that takes place in a slaughter house.
  • Van Damme's character finds himself in such situation in Maximum Risk, as he is chased by a chainsaw wielding bad guy.
  • Motel Hell had a scene in which the villain fought the hero in a slaughterhouse while wearing a pig's head as a mask.
  • Every Which Way but Loose features a bare-knuckle fight in a slaughterhouse cooling fridge.



     Live-Action Television  

  • There are at least two examples in The X-Files, one of them in episode "Red Museum".
  • Happened at least once on Highlander.

     Video Games  

  • Norman fights a minor criminal inside a slaughterhouse in Heavy Rain. A meathook ends up playing an important part in the fight.
  • The second visit of Lupino's hotel in the first Max Payne takes Max through a slaughterhouse located next to the hotel and full of goons.
  • In a late level in the original Splinter Cell, Sam has to crawl through a slaughterhouse filled with enemy guards (and turrets).
  • The boss fight against Eddie Drombowski in Silent Hill 2, in what's implied to be his version of the Otherworld. The theme of "butchery" is also significant in Silent Hill: 0rigins.
  • Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard has the beginning of the second level (arguably the first real level, since the first is more of a tutorial/setting-of-the-stage thing) set in a butcher's store, complete with a shootout in the meatlocker, and an achievement for destroying all the hanging sides of meat.
  • In Half Life 1, there was a level that partly took place in a giant walk-in refrigerator with hanging meat.
  • The last (non-DLC) heist in PAYDAY: The Heist, aptly named "Slaughterhouse". Has since been ported to the sequel.
  • There's a brief scuffle between Todd and rival gang members in a slaughterhouse in Beavis And Butthead Virtual Stupidity.
  • In Saints Row 2, the protagonist faces off against Mr. Sunshine (Hollywood Voodoo-powered Dragon of a drug cartel) and his men in a slaughterhouse. For extra creepiness, there are occult symbols scrawled all over the walls, floor, and ceiling.
  • After Michael is taken hostage by the Triad in Ludendorff in ''Grand Theft Auto V, Franklin tracks him to a slaughterhouse in East Los Santos. Said slaughterhouse has open vats of acid and open saws, which would be dangerous enough without the gunfight that ensues.

     Western Animation  

  • The end of the King of the Hill episode "Pigmalion". The villain, a crazy meat tycoon voiced by Michael Keaton, dies when he is run through the machinery... after an electric shock restores his sanity.


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