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I'm not a big slasher film fan.
David Naughton

Meaning of "slasher film" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SLASHER FILM

slasher film  [ˈslæʃə fɪlm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SLASHER FILM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Slasher film is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SLASHER FILM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Slasher film

A slasher film is a subgenre of horror film, and at times thriller, typically involving a mysterious, generally psychopathic killer stalking and killing a sequence of victims usually in a graphically violent manner, often with a cutting tool such as a knife, a machete, an axe, or a chainsaw. Although the term "slasher" may be used as a generic term for any horror movie involving graphic acts of murder, the slasher as a genre has its own set of characteristics which set it apart from related genres like the splatter film.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SLASHER FILM


biofilm
ˈbaɪəʊˌfɪlm
clingfilm
ˈklɪŋˌfɪlm
film
fɪlm
microfilm
ˈmaɪkrəʊˌfɪlm
pliofilm
ˈplaɪəʊˌfɪlm
refilm
riːˈfɪlm
telefilm
ˈtelɪfɪlm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SLASHER FILM

slapping
slapshot
slapstick
slart
slash
slash and burn
slash pocket
slash-and-burn
Slashdot effect
slasher
slasher movie
slashfest
slashing
slashingly
slat
slatch
slate
slate quarry
slate-blue
slate-coloured

WORDS THAT END LIKE SLASHER FILM

action film
buddy film
cine film
colour film
cooking film
cult film
documentary film
feature film
feature-length film
horror film
movie film
news film
pilot film
reversal film
roll film
safety film
snuff film
television film
test film
thin-film
travel film

Synonyms and antonyms of slasher film in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «slasher film» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SLASHER FILM

Find out the translation of slasher film to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of slasher film from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «slasher film» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

恐怖片电影
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

película slasher
570 millions of speakers

English

slasher film
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

slasher फिल्म
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

فيلم المشرح
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

слэшер фильм
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

filme de terror
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্ল্যাশার ফিল্ম
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

film de slasher
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Filem slasher
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Slasher- Film
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

スラッシャー映画
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

공포 영화
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Slasher film
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

phim slasher
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Slasher படம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्लेशर फिल्म
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Eğik çizgi film
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pellicole slasher
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

slasher Film
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

слешер фільм
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

de film Slasher
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

slasher ταινία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

bossiekapper film
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

slasher film
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

slasher- film
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of slasher film

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SLASHER FILM»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SLASHER FILM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about slasher film

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5 QUOTES WITH «SLASHER FILM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word slasher film.
1
Alexandre Aja
When you do a slasher film, you find yourself repeating the same kind of scene, then it becomes not very challenging and not very interesting.
2
David Naughton
I'm not a big slasher film fan.
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Cassandra Peterson
It is so hard nowadays to find a movie that I like. I don't mind blood and gore. But I mind when its a slasher film, and its some guy looking for women. I am opposed to that kind of thing. Blood and gore? I love that kind of thing.
4
Gina Philips
All these horror movies are slasher film now. I like them, they're fun, but they wink at the audience and you're really not terrified through the movie.
5
John Schneider
The normal storyline of a horror film or a slasher film is the young, beautiful college folks go camping and get systematically killed by the person in a mask. So that's how it normally is.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SLASHER FILM»

Discover the use of slasher film in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to slasher film and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film, ...
The 1978 opening of John Carpenter's Halloween was also the birth of horror cinema's most successful offshoot: the slasher film.
Adam Rockoff, 2011
2
Blood Money: A History of the First Teen Slasher Film Cycle
Blood Money is a remarkable piece of scholarship that highlights the many forces that helped establish the teen slasher as a key component of the North American film industry's repertoire of youth-market product.
Richard Nowell, 2010
3
Film, Folklore, and Urban Legends
Mark Kermode begins his documentary film about the slasher genre, Scream and Scream Again: A History of the Slasher Film (Andrew Abbott and Russell Leven 2000), with a comparison between the slasher film and the urban legend known ...
Mikel J. Koven, 2008
4
Horror Films of the 1980s
Even Prom Night, a much less successful slasher film, grossed over fourteen million dollars that summer. On an investment of less than two million, it was still an unqualified success. You can't argue with those numbers, no matter how hard  ...
John Kenneth Muir, 2013
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Recreational Terror: Women and the Pleasures of Horror Film ...
But despite the fact that patriarchal discourse places severe limitations on the subject position accorded woman within film, the slasher film does create an opening for feminist discourse by restaging the relationship between women and  ...
Isabel Cristina Pinedo, 1997
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The Monstrous-Feminine: Film, Feminism, Psychoanalysis
scene is an important feature of the slasher film. It is also marked by the recurrent use of the point of view or subjective shot taken from the perspective of the killer. This is not followed by a typical reverse shot; the identity of the killer frequently ...
Barbara Creed, 2012
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Horror, the Film Reader
... they have been reviewed at all have been reviewed on an individual basis, the phenomenon of the female victim-hero has scarcely been acknowledged. It is, of course, "on the face of it" that. 6: Her body, Himself: Gender in the Slasher Film.
Mark Jancovich, 2002
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Men, Women, and Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film
Joe Bob says check it out") 1 A longer version of this essay was published under the title "Her Body, Himself: Gender in the Slasher Film" in Representations 20 ( 1987). At that time, the only full- length studies of the slasher or splatter film (very  ...
Carol J. Clover, 1993
9
Generation Multiplex
1 981 was the banner year for the teen slasher film, with the first sequels to the Halloween and Friday the 13th films being released as well as the parody Student Bodies and three lesser-known films, The Burning, Eyes of a Stranger, and ...
Timothy Shary
10
Abject Terrors: Surveying the Modern and Postmodern Horror Film
Of all the various categories of horror that we have considered thus far, the slasher film represents the genre from which many people, and especially women, derive the least pleasure, and it reflects what is most objectionable about horror film ...
Tony Magistrale, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SLASHER FILM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term slasher film is used in the context of the following news items.
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MTV's 'Scream' only massacres the original slasher film
Slasher movies burn bright and fast, TV needs to stretch things out,” Noah goes on to add, and the episode proves just that. For an attempt at the slasher genre, ... «Diamondback Online, Jul 15»
2
Movie Review: 'Unfriended' is a slasher film with timely subtext
“Unfriended” is a mixture of your garden variety '80s slasher movie (think “Friday the 13th” and “Prom Night”) and “The Blair Witch Project” re-imagined for the ... «The Independent, Apr 15»
3
SXSW 2015: The Final Girls Is a Fun, Sweet and Smart Love Letter …
The Final Girls is more than just a brilliant high-concept setup — it's also an incredibly fun homage to '80s slasher films and their tropes as well as a surprisingly ... «Film School Rejects, Mar 15»
4
'Killers,' a Slasher Film by the Mo Brothers
Two nut cases, one Japanese and the other Indonesian, work out their psychoses on innocent women and despicable men in the aptly named “Killers,” the ... «New York Times, Jan 15»
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Sony to reboot popular slasher film 'I Know What You Did Last …
Sony Pictures is bringing back the iconic, high-grossing slasher film "I Know What You Did Last Summer," according to a report Deadline early this week. «Venture Capital Post, Sep 14»
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This 14-Year-Old Girl Kickstarted Her Own Slasher Film—Watch The …
Back in September of 2013, the then-13-year-old Emily dreamt of creating her own '80s-style throwback slasher film (don't we all!). So, she set out to make those ... «MTV.com, Sep 14»
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Jon Favreau stirs the pot with 'Chef'
Had it been a slasher film, Jon Favreau would have been playing the deranged murderer. With a knife clenched in his hand, the "Iron Man" filmmaker was ... «Los Angeles Times, May 14»
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'Friday The 13th': Classic Slasher Film Becoming A TV Series
The 1980's film that kept you up at night and made you afraid to go to summer camp is going to be made into a frighteningly new TV series. Jason Voorhees is ... «Hollywood Life, Apr 14»
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MOVIE REVIEW: "You're Next" a slasher film with a (half-baked) twist
Frequently, horror movies send some useful idiots to a remote location, and then ... But the latest genre exercise from slasher-flick prodigy Adam Wingard ("A ... «Colorado Springs Gazette, Aug 13»
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'Maniac': Elijah Wood's slasher film banned in New Zealand
In the slasher film, Wood plays Frank Zito, a psychopathic killer shaped by his traumatic experiences as a child being raised by a prostitute. It is a remake of ... «Zap2it.com, Jul 13»

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