A machete is a handheld bladed cutting tool. Designed primarily for cutting through dense underbrush in tropical regions, it has also been known as a popular weapon used by slashers such as Jason Voorhees. As a weapon, a machete is light in weight, easy to wield and suitably effective for dispatching would-be victims. Machete was also the name of the title character from the faux film preview Machete featured in the Grindhouse double-bill. The character of Machete was played by Danny Trejo.
In the True Blood mythos, mainstreaming was a practice employed by vampires who sought to live out in the open, preferring to gain nourishment from the synthetic blood substitute Tru Blood, rather than from feeding off of human beings. The practice of mainstreaming came about following the Great Revelation of 2006.
A mask is any piece of cloth or similar material which is used to cover the face and head either partially or completely. Masks are particularly common amongst deranged serial killers. Many who choose to wear masks do so to fill some pathological need, while others may wear a mask to conceal their true identity. Fetishists may create masks out of the skin of human beings. Killers such as Leatherface and Otis B. Driftwood have been known to engage in this practice. Supernatural killers such as Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers wear masks that completely obscure their features. Jason typically wears a hockey mask, but has also been known to wear a burlap sack. Michael Myers traditionally wears a mask based on the likeness of the Star Trek character Captain Kirk (William Shatner). The masks seen in Halloween III: Season of the Witch were created using materials from Stonehenge, which dramatically altered the physiology of those who wore them.
Masquerade is a term used in the Vampire: The Masquerade roleplaying game. Used chiefly by vampire members associated with a socio-political body called the Camarilla, the Masquerade represents a doctrine of secrecy amongst vampire society. Camarilla policy is that vampires should try to fit in with and hide from the rest of humanity, as to easily feed on them. For this reason, they created a web of lies and misinformation, called the Masquerade, to make the public believe that supernatural beings like vampires could not possibly exist. The Camarilla also believes that the only way the vampire species can survive in these modern nights is if it unites—any breach of the Masquerade by any vampire risks exposing the entire race.
(See Also: Kindred; Vampires; Vampire: The Masquerade)
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Monkshood is a genus of flowering plant belonging to the buttercup family. A cousin to the more popularly known wolfsbane, this perennial flower only grows in the Spring. It is believed that concentrated doses of monkshood could be used to create a cure for those affected by lycanthropy, the disorder in which a person believes they are a werewolf.
(See Also: Ginger Snaps)
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A mortuary is used for the storage of human corpses awaiting identification, or removal for autopsy or disposal by burial, cremation or otherwise. In modern times they have customarily been refrigerated to delay decomposition. Also known as a morgue.
A Motel is a hotel designed for motorists, and usually has a parking area for motor vehicles. A motel commonly consists of a single building of connected rooms whose doors face a parking lot and, in some circumstances, a common area; or a series of small cabins with common parking.Motels are typically constructed in an 'I'- or 'L'- or 'U'-shaped layout that includes guest rooms, an attached manager's office, a small reception and, in most motels, a swimming pool, some cases, a small diner. A motel could range from a small single story to a six-floor high-rise form.
(See Also: Motel)
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