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Everyone Is a Suspect : In movies where the killer's identity isn't known.

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Thomasin — The Witch In the indie horror The Witch, a devout Puritan farmer and his family are banished from their church-controlled village due to differences in beliefs. Even if the killer is an explicitly normal human, his seemingly superhuman speed, strength, and stamina will rarely be given an explanation. One by one, the antagonist often a deeply troubled individual, but just as often someone who is pure evil will kill off the kids in the most brutal way possible. Advertisement: The victims are usually teenagers or young adults, all usually guilty of some minor vice. Don't Open Till Christmas -- It's Christmastime in London, but a serial killer is prowling the streets, knocking off men who happen to be dressed like Santa Claus. Asshole Victim : Particularly noteworthy in Halloween the later entries at least and Friday the 13th ; averted in A Nightmare on Elm Street , where almost every victim is made to be sympathetic. Come the next sequel, it will be revealed that the killer was actually Not Quite Dead , or in some cases, inspired someone to take up their mantle. 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. The more explicitly supernatural killers will have powers ranging from Super Strength all the better to pull victims through walls , the ability to appear in dreams and attack the dreamers , or other ghostly abilities. Halloween -- The original movie that popularized the genre in the US. Yet it does outshine Friday the 13th in terms of gore alone, with an epic, taboo-breaking finale featuring an insanely high body count.

It Follows It Follows is an American supernatural horror film which is not necessarily a slasher but does include many of the tropes present in slasher films. Teenage daughter Thomasin is left in charge of her siblings, including troublesome twins, Mercy and Jonas.

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She is P. Time will tell if it stays that way. Sam Loomis , an homage to John Gavin 's character in Psycho. Spoilers ahead! Evil Laugh -- Med-students are killed in an ex-orphanage. Teenage daughter Thomasin is left in charge of her siblings, including troublesome twins, Mercy and Jonas. Credited alongside Scream with revitalizing the slasher genre, it is an exploration of "teensploitation" in horror, specifically slashers. Tags the cabin in the woods Recently in Movies. Men Are the Expendable Gender : Male deaths are usually sudden and without struggle; it's incredibly rare to have a chase scene with a male character being chased. Creep -- British film about a career woman being stalked by a monstrous man in The London Underground.

Five friends go to a remote cabin for a vacation, only to get sucked into a plot to satisfy ancient gods through human sacrifice, using horror tropes as weapons.

Though Friday the 13th draws heavily from slashers that came before it, it does firm up established rules that would later become commonplace — particularly, that premarital sex equals a vicious demise.

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All posters are cited from moviepostershop. Splatter films focus on gratuitous gore.

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Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome : Final Girls of previous movies who sign on for sequels are especially at risk of dying, usually very early on in the movie.

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