For the most part, we’d coucil against using a firearm when facing a Slasher; they’re often ineffective and lead to a false sense of security. However, if you are going to use a firearm, be sure to learn how before pulling the trigger. A self-inflicted gunshot wound never helped anyone escape a Slasher.
In fact, when it comes to defending yourself, follow Brinke Stevens’ lead:
“I once asked a martial arts instructor to teach me some good moves for fending off would-be attackers. (It could also apply to living in Los Angeles.) I logged many hours at a shooting range, learning to fire every sort of weapon. Inside my front door, there’s a framed certificate on my wall… it says I’m proficient at shooting, loading, cleaning, and reassembling an Uzi submachine gun. One of my finer accomplishments!”
I dunno about you, but if I were a Slasher (or just a run-of-the-mill creeper), that certificate alone would be enough to send me stalking in the opposite direction.
Brinke Stevens is the star of hundreds of horror films, including several Slashers, the latest of which is Axeman at Cutter’s Creek. Be sure to see Ms Stevens in the excellent documentary, Screaming in High Heels, now available on DVD.
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