You mean you never heard the story of...(mm?), the Hash-Slinging Slasher?. But!, people just call him by "AAAHH!!" ,because that's all what managed to say..before HE GETS 'EM! ,Years ago, in a luxury resturant just like the Krasty Krab, the Hash-Slinging Slasher used to be a fry cook just like you only clumsier! And then, one night, when he cutting some happened to him!. NO! ,he cutted his left hand! ,he was never a sponge, so, his hands never grown!. And then, he replaced his hand with a rusted spatula!. He meant to go home but a bus came and ran him over and in his funreal, they fired him! ,so now, every night ,his ghost returns to the Krasty Krab to have his horrible vengeance!
~ Squidward Tentacles telling the fake legend story of the Hash-Slinging Slasher.

The Hash Slinging Slasher is a ghost made up by Squidward in the Spongebob episode "Graveyard Shift" to scare SpongeBob. The story later seemingly came true as the supposed ghost came and approach the horrified SpongeBob and Squidward. Fortunately, the Hash-Slinging Slasher was not real at all, as the figure whom they mistaken as Has-Slinging Slasher was actually a nerdy fish whim trying to get a job application and that he didn't have a spatula as a left hand (it was hidden in his sleeve). He also said that he was the one who called but he hung up because he was nervous. But that left just one question: Who was flickering the lights?

It was revealed to be Nosferatu.


According to Squidward, he was once a fry cook at the Krusty Krab who was more clumsier than Spongebob. One night, when he was cutting some patties, he accidentally cut-off his left hand. He immediately replace the severed hand with a rusted spatula. When he was going home, a bus immediately crashes and hits him, killing him. As he died, he was "fired" at his funeral, in which from Squidward's tone as he said this suggested that he was fired in the disrecpectful manner. In Bahasa Indonesia version however, instead of killed by a bus crash and then fired in the disrespectful manner, he went mad not long after he replaced his hand with a spatula and burned alive (possibly due to spontantenus combustion).

Either way, he died, and his soul became vengeful spirit.

Signs When He Came

There are three signs that he is coming:

  • First the lights will flicker on and off.
  • Next the phone will ring, but no one there.
  • Finally the bus that ran him over will appear and drop him off.


  • Hash-Slinging Slasher is parody of slasher film villains such as Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger. However, he is much more likely a parody of Hook Killer as both replace their hand with a sharp object.
  • The Hash Slinging Slasher's name is often mispronounced by SpongeBob and to a lesser extent, Squidward.
  • In Croatian version of the show, The Hash Slinging name is "Jack Konobarosjek" which is parody of "Jack The Ripper" (Jack Trbosjek on Croatian).
  • The Hash Slinging Slasher appears in Squidward's stage (B-Movie) in SpongeBob SquigglePants, which was a prank by SpongeBob and Patrick to scare Squidward, if the player loses all of their lives, SpongeBob and Patrick reveal themselves and scare Squidward, but if the player wins, SpongeBob and Patrick fall, with Squidward looking in annoyance.
  • In the Bahasa Indonesia version of the episode, the cause of Hash Slinging Slasher's death was different: Instead of died by a bus crash and "fired" at his funeral, he was killed due to burned alive (implied to be due to spontantenous combustion) not long after goes crazy after replacing his hand with a spatula.
  • There is a fan game loosely based on the episode where he appears as the main antagonist. In the game, Mr. Krabs has to finish packing up the Krusty Krab for the night and leave before he gets murdered by the Hash-Slinging Slasher.
    • It is likely that this time it actually was the real Hash-Slinging Slasher.