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 Cassie: "A slasher. It's a type of undead, I guess... sort've like a vampire or a zombie. They're so full of anger that they don't wanna die. They hate love, youth, sex.... things they miss, from life. All I know for sure is that they're mean and hard to kill."

Kyle: "How do you know all this?"

Cassie: "Because, I'm Cassie Hack. I'm mean, I'm hard to kill, and I hunt slashers."

Cassie Hack was an ordinary outcast high school nerdgirl until her mother, Delilah, was discovered to be a serial killer (dubbed "The Lunch Lady") who had been murdering the students who had been bullying her daughter. Even worse, after she killed herself she came back from the grave as a "slasher": an undead serial murderer powered by hate and rage and existing only to carry on killing. To make things even worse, Cassie ended up having to personally re-kill her by shooting her several times in the face.

Now Cassie wanders the USA, channeling her guilt and pain into hunting down and destroying the other slashers who stalk the nation. And wearing a fine assortment of highly revealing gothwear.

Her only friend is Vlad, a hideously deformed but kindly giant whose odd upbringing by a reclusive butcher left him with No Social Skills but excellent meat cleaver moves. Together they kill zombie mass murderers, and the odd deserving living person. Aiding the two is the so-called Hack/Slash, Inc., founded by would-be slasher victims Doctor Lisa Elsten and Chris Krank, which provides info, and whatever resources they can spare.

Hack/Slash is a comic series originally published by Devil's Due, and written by Tim Seeley. A series of one-shots and miniseries illustrated by various artists, published between 2004 and 2007, were followed by an ongoing series, illustrated at first by Emily Stone. In early 2010 it was announced that due to Devil's Due's financial difficulties the series would be transferring to Image Comics. During the rest of the year both publishers issued Hack/Slash material: the Devil's Due series continuing until issue #34 while Image produced a "Year One"-style mini-series titled My First Maniac and a few one-shots. The ongoing series restarted from #1 at Image in 2011.

Not to be confused with Hack and Slash, although the plots can get that way, or with Hack and Slash.

Has both a live-action film and a motion comic ("illustrated film") in Development Hell, with Brea Grant slated as the voice of Cassie in the latter. The wiki can be found here, and the unofficial official site can be found here.


This series provides examples of:

  Cassie: "Goddamn cocksucking motherfucking Christ in a tree!"

  Cassie: "... Fuck me running..."

  "Cassie Hack is the lone survivor of an attack by a slasher called the Lunch Lady... a slasher that happened to be her mother! Now, she travels the world with her monstrous partner and friend Vlad, hunting down and destroying slashers wherever they find them!"

 Nurse: "You! This is a high security area of the hospital! How'd you get in here?!"

Cassie: "I showed the guy at the door a li'l leg... oh, and I paid him 150 bucks."

  [sigh] Though your tale is more complex than some, you still exist in a simple world of revenge, titillation and death. Allow me to try again, in language more befitting your author. Hi, I'm Mary. I'm Frankenstein, Cthulhu and Godzilla all rolled into one. I'm going to fuck up your world, bitch, and then fictional characters are gonna hop out of books and take over.

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