Definition of slasher
: one that slashes; especially : a person who mutilates or kills with an edged blade a slasher film
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Until Dawn, a video game riff on slasher movies, puts the player in control of a cast of teens played by actors like Rami Malek and Hayden Panettierre, and boasts a narrative in which any of them could live or be killed due to the player's choices.
The rise of slasher films - where every villain seemed to have a gimmick like Jason's hockey mask - led him to more opportunities to flex his make-up and design skills.
So does this mean Selena's headed to a slasher flick or psychological thriller?
Last Big Board: NR Peak is an athletic slasher with some room for growth, and could be an asset defensively with his physical gifts.
A gaff is a steel spur that attaches to the leg of a rooster and a slasher is a steel weapon resembling a curved knife blade, also designed to attach to a rooster’s leg, according to a preliminary police report.
Their collections straddle the worlds of art and fashion, are often built around a narrative, and take cinematic cues from everything from Japanese slasher films to the 1973 Spanish picture, Spirit of the Beehive.
Dating back to the days of Nick Offerman and the late, lamented Defiant Theatre, Chicago has a long and tortured history with slasher theater.
A speedy slasher, the left-handed hitter batted .282 with a .317 on-base percentage in his first 11 games since being recalled from Triple-A El Paso.
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: someone who kills people with a knife or other sharp weapon
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