Red hands open a kitchen drawer, and then wrap around a wooden handle. A golden shimmer from a nearby streetlamp bleeds through a window, coating the edge of a serrated knife. Thin tapered steel extends from the red hand like a predator’s tooth ready to bite. Dirty boots ascend a nearby stairwell—blobs of soil drip from leather soles—while the predator’s tooth eats a gash across a nearby framed painting.
Red hands push open a closed door.
Golden luminescence betrays a pale face sleeping on a pillow. The soft rhythm of dream exhales as the red hand dangles a steel tooth above her eyelids.
Sharpen Your True Fear
Everyone knows the slasher’s preferred tool of choice: the knife. Not only are knives stitch inducing, but they can also be found in any kitchen around planet Earth. We use knives everyday and may not realize it…until we need stitches. Knives are dandy if they’re carving a murdered bird on Thanksgiving…not so much if they’re carving a dead body (as far as the dead body is concerned…because they’re dead. Obviously).
A knife, inside a kitchen, is a culinary instrument. A knife, outside the kitchen, is a weapon. Or so it seems.
You would probably shit your pants if someone was walking towards you with a GARGANTUAN carving knife in their hand.
If a supposed knife wielding lunatic approached you while at a buffet, then it’s understandable, because the meatloaf kiosk just so happens to be located behind your table. But that doesn’t mean you’re not on the menu, right? A knife, in its natural environment, can still bite you.
Slashers turn familiar objects into instruments of death.
We may never encounter a slasher, but all of us were cut at some point in our lives, and the painful memory lasts forever. When we watch an unfortunate victim become bitten by a steel tooth, the painful memory resurrects from the graveyard of our past.
When was the last time you had to run from a slasher?
Most of us aren’t haunted by memories of an assassin wearing a white hockey mask. In fact, seeing a hockey mask may remind you of a fictional death enthusiast, but it won’t invoke undead events locked inside your mind’s vault.
Perhaps the knife is our true fear.
Michael Myers takes a normal object used for culinary purposes and transforms it into an instrument of death. Jason Voorhees takes a normal object used for landscaping (machete) and transforms it into an instrument of death. Slasher tools impale people’s reality on a daily basis. Who are we scared of the most? Slashers? Or knives?
Who is sleeping in your kitchen drawer? A GARGANTUAN carving knife.
Are We Really Scared Of The Knife?
Or The Slasher?
Article Written By –FlyTrapMan–