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Name That Trauma :: Reader Kylee H. on a Pale Face in a Dark Hat

June 8th, 2009 by aunt john · 6 Comments

When I was a kid, I would always see a movie at the video store that I wanted to get but never did. I’ve been searching for it on the interwebs but only remember the cover and the pictures on the back. The cover was a long white mask/pale face with a dark hat, it had something similar to Wolverine claws, and the title was one word, something like “Slasher” or “Slayer.”

I know it sounds cheesy but at the time it looked creepy. On the back one of the smaller pictures was from a scene with a car crash, with Mr. Pale Hat Man standing beside the car, looking at the camera, in the rain. I’m not sure when it was made exactly, but I’m thinking sometime in the late ‘90s/early ‘00s. I’ve searched IMDb to no end, and know you guys usually have the answers, I’d really appreciate the help, it’s driving me crazy not remembering!

UNK SEZ: Kylee, based on your description and the time frame you provided, I think you are referring to George Romero’s BRUISER which came out in 2000 (please correct me if I’m wrong.) BRUISER is not the best movie in the world, but since it’s the only film I’m aware of that combines the flavors of both TOM ATKINS and PETER STORMARE and then drizzles a MISFITS appearance over the top, I’m willing to give it a break. Now, if you’ll excuse me I’m going to sit in a corner and meditate about how incredibly old I have become (traumafessions from this decade tend to have that effect on me!)

Tags: Name That Trauma!

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 DavidFullamNo Gravatar // Jun 9, 2009 at 11:37 am

    Bruiser is one hell of a film. Highly recommended.

  • 2 PJScoldsNo Gravatar // Jun 9, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    This was actually another one I saw at the movie store! Unfortnately, I was thinking of a different one. Thanks for your help, Kylee

  • 3 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Jun 9, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Ah shucks!, sorry I got this one wrong Kylee! I was almost positive when I saw the picture of the lady with the smashed windshield (I thought it was the car crash you mentioned.)

     So it looks like this one is still open gang. If anyone thinks they may know the title please leave a comment or email us at!

  • 4 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Jun 10, 2009 at 9:34 am


    We recieved this email today from reader Kgowen…
    “Could Kylee’s movie be 2003 movie, Slash? It’s directed by Neal Sundstrom and about a band stuck on a haunted farm, being picked off by a killer.”

    Slash on Imdb….

  • 5 PJScoldsNo Gravatar // Jun 10, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    That’s not it either, but it does look like something I’ll be checking out. It’s strange how these movies are so similar, kind of says something about Hollywood…

  • 6 sixteen_shellsNo Gravatar // Jul 11, 2010 at 12:27 am

    Maybe 2001’s “Slashers”?


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