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Meaning of "slasher movie" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SLASHER MOVIE

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SLASHER MOVIE

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Slasher movie 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 MOVIE 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.

Definition of slasher movie in the English dictionary

The definition of slasher movie in the dictionary is a film in which victims, often women, are slashed with knives, razors, etc.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SLASHER MOVIE

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WORDS THAT END LIKE SLASHER MOVIE

action movie
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road movie
snuff movie
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TV movie

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

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Translation of «slasher movie» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SLASHER MOVIE

Find out the translation of slasher movie to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of slasher movie 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 movie» 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 movie
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 সিনেমা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

film 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

Film slasher
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 मूव्ही
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Başıboş film
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

film slasher
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

slasher movie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

слешер фільм
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

film Slasher
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

slasher ταινία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

slasher movie
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 movie

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SLASHER MOVIE»

The term «slasher movie» is normally little used and occupies the 110.432 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SLASHER MOVIE» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SLASHER MOVIE»

Discover the use of slasher movie in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to slasher movie and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Slasher Movie Book
Discusses the slasher film genre from early Hitchcock influences, to its golden age in the 1980s, to the slasher spoofs of the late eighties and nineties.
J. A. Kerswell, 2012
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Slasher
Objectified sexy women. Crazy mother in wheelchair. Whaddya expect? It's a slasher movie." -Philadelphia Inquirer ..".Slasher elicits laughs by intentionally indulging in everything that makes horror films atrociously unentertaining.
Allison Lee Moore, 2010
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Horror, The Film Reader
For example, Scream presents itself as a clever, knowing and ironic reworking ofthe slasher movie, which is presented as moronic and unselfconscious. It also endlessly references Halloween as a central text within the slasher movie.
Mark Jancovich, 2002
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Film Sequels: Theory and Practice from Hollywood to Bollywood
A predominantly Hollywood product, the slasher movie normally figures subversions of American ideals – most prominently, the family unit – and suggests subversions as somewhat skewed 'sequels' to an impossibly perfect model.
Carolyn Jess-Cooke, 2009
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The Mammoth Book of Slasher Movies
N. Director Fred Walton returned to make his second slasher movie following his debut as a writer and director seven years before on When a Stranger Calls ( 1979). This would be the beginning of a long stream of directorial ventures, which  ...
Peter Normanton, 2012
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La Dolce Morte: Vernacular Cinema and the Italian Giallo Film
The Italian Slasher Notwithstanding the influence American cinema has on Italian filmmakers, it must be said that the Italian slasher movie is a rarity. The similarity between the slasher movie and the giallo is so marked that to interpret the ...
Mikel J. Koven, 2006
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The Philosophy of Horror
While the basic plot of Scream does little to move beyond the standard slasher scenario, the film presents itself as a “clever, knowing, and ironic reworking of the slasher movie”29 that challenges viewers to rethink such films and the roles they  ...
Thomas Fahy, 2010
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Comedy-Horror Films: A Chronological History, 1914-2008
... perhaps the ultimate post-modern slasher film: Williamson, who has claimed that his favorite movie of all time is John Carpenter's Halloween (1978), fills his screenplay with ironically self-aware characters who are huge slasher movie fans .
Bruce G. Hallenbeck, 2009
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American Horror Film: The Genre at the Turn of the Millennium
A likely objection to this description ofthe cycle is how, by emphasizing aspects like physicality and materiality, it excludes one extremely popular movie that is frequently included in discussions of the slasher movie: Wes Craven's A Nightmare ...
Steffen Hantke, 2010
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Movies in American History: An Encyclopedia [3 volumes]: An ...
This first official slasher movie, about an insane killer, Michael Myers, who escapes from a mental asylum and tries to kill his sister, made a fortune. Halloween inspired Sean S. Cunningham to make Friday the 13th in 1980. The success of that ...
Philip C. DiMare, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SLASHER MOVIE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term slasher movie 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»
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'Some Kind of Hate' Teaser Introduces "Feminist Slasher" Character …
"I think of this as kind of a feminist slasher movie," says Adam Egypt Mortimer of his directorial debut, Some Kind of Hate, which he co-wrote. The film will ... «Hollywood Reporter, Apr 15»
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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»
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Unfriended - Successful Skype Slasher
"How do you make an effective slasher movie that takes place almost entirely over Skype?" This is a question that the cynical part of me asked for weeks leading ... «The Escapist, Apr 15»
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'Scream' TV Series Trailer: “You Can't Do a Slasher Movie as a TV …
MTV just announced that the TV series based on Wes Craven's Scream will premiere on June 30, and along with that announcement comes the first Scream TV ... «/FILM, Apr 15»
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John Carpenter, Reluctant Master of the Slasher Movie
For film director John Carpenter, watching and discussing his movies is a special ... Chainsaw Massacre” left off and ushering in the golden age of slasher flicks. «Wall Street Journal, Feb 15»
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Connecticut school principal who made slasher movies resigns
GRANBY, Conn. – A Connecticut middle school principal has resigned amid questions about his role in making violent movies featuring scantily clad women. «Fox News, Nov 14»
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Learn The Surprising Origins Of Slasher Movies
These days, we take the conventions of slasher movies as givens, and now that the genre has fallen out of fashion in favor of the supernatural ghouls of movies ... «MTV.com, Oct 14»
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The Purge: Anarchy Is a Slasher Movie With Society As the Killer
she yells, brandishing her weapons. The Purge: Anarchy is basically a slasher movie in which society is the deranged killer. It plays like it's already a grindhouse ... «Vulture, Jul 14»
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'Halloween' re-viewed: John Carpenter's slasher movie classic
As the pumpkin-orange jack-o'-lantern titles fade up and John Carpenter's chilling music tingles, the stage is quickly set for Halloween, a horror flick that ... «Digital Spy UK, Nov 13»

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