What is slasher?

slasher meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

A subgenre of horror in which extreme violence is highlighted for its shock value. Slashers typically feature a psychotic male killer who uses a blade or other cutting tool to murder multiple victims, one by one, until he is subdued or killed, often by a survivor who resists or is lucky (example: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre [1974] directed by Tobe Hooper).


reference: ABC-CLIO