Top Ten Best Slasher Films


The Top Ten

1 Halloween

Wow. This movie doesn't scare me AS much as when I try to go to sleep. I cannot go to sleep without thinking Michael Myers is about to stab me in my sleep. One time after watching it, I heard a noise down my hallway and couldn't fall asleep for an hour. And I figured it out, too. People who voted for another movie are purely and simply evil.

This movie was simply ground breaking! It was brilliantly made and masterfully creaked Michael Myers, as man who is evil with no reason to be. That may be the scariest thing of all... he kills because he likes it. Definitely deserves to be number 1!

This movie is truly scary, one of the best, and its not just killing, its got a point to it and I love that! I love the whole thing about Laurie being really Laura Michaels sister its just great - IzzyStyles1994

The first time I watched this movie, I had to pause it and lock all doors and windows first. I turned all lights on and, before I went to sleep, I double checked them, made sure the locks are okay, checked every corner of the whole house, with me constantly taking a look at my back. I still do that till now.

Though the scare factor wears off after a few rewatches, the paranoia this movie brings doesn't EVER wear off.

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2 Scream

This great and inventive film inspired a new generation of horror fans to go back a few years and watch the slasher films that were the inspiration for this particular film. Wes craven was one of the few true masters of horror. Great film.

Scream is a great slasher movie because it rebooted the slasher genre and it was something new. Ghostface was a normal character who could die. The characters were likeable as well.

Wes craven really knows how to mix horror and satire. My 7th favorite movie of all time

Best slasher film of all time! - cartervanh

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3 A Nightmare on Elm Street

Freddy is the best character, by far. Michael and ghostface are great too but they don't provide the energy that Freddy does. Freddy is also hilarious and is pretty funny. Michael doesn't even talk and ghostface isn't as tough as freddy

Dude Johnny Depp getting pulled down into the bed and blood spuing on the ceiling best death scene in slasher death scene history

The original nightmare and part 3 stand out as being the best of the series but all are worth a look. There will never be another Freddy related film to touch either. And even though it gets a rough review from most I thought Freddy Vs Jason was good. Very fun. Very creative... And who wasn't sitting around for years waiting to see it.

He could Control nightmares in Reality a bit.
In Part 1

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4 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

This is the best slasher of all time. The remake is definitely not better than the original, just more gore and less suspense as well as bad acting.

Even though the original is not better than the remake the original is still fun to watch in my opinion the original had bad acting it's more noticeable

The granddaddy of all horror cinema. It was the best when it came out and not one film has touched it since

2003 movie is my favorite horror movie of all time

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5 Psycho

Despite everything being cheesy for it's time it was pretty good for one thing it had iconic music and for another thing the plot was INCREDIBLY creative and good so 9/10 cheesy but creative and good

This movie was really good

6 Friday the 13th (1980)

A very good, mysterious movie but the Final Chapter was the best of the series. Where is it on this list.


Better than Halloween: better music, more mysterious killer and than more iconic since 3d chapter, more gore (Savini! ) Don't listen those that say carpenter invented Slasher with Halloween, it was already done with Black Christmas and some giallos as well.
I like Halloween but I love Friday
Oh yes, by the way, TCM is absolutely not a slasher! And if Scream gave Slasher movies a second born, you can't put it at the same level as 70-80s classics. And to finish, Jason rules!

7 Freddy vs. Jason

The only successful mainstream blend of two horror franchises, this film pits Freddy against Jason, and the result is an awesomely entertaining hour-and-a-half of slasher gore. - JR302

The film puts two of the best slashers ever made together in a showdown, its a bit silly I agree but at the same time entertaining and exhilarating. - Jhrwwe

This was hands down, the best slasher. The story lines, of both Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday 13th was excellent

Tons of fun! It's like Ali Vs Frazier in the horror world. Wasn't perfect and I'm not huge on cgi but I liked it

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8 Candyman

A Chucky and CandyMan team-up?.

9 The Silence of the Lambs
10 Scream 4

The best scream movie in the series hope they make a 5th one

The best one of the slashers

The Contenders

11 Hannibal

unlike most of the other slasher films, hannibal is realistic and is no doubt the lord of all slasher characters!

12 Hellraiser

Hellraiser inferno (2000) is best hellraiser movie. Must watch it

13 I Know What You Did Last Summer

I love I know what you did last summer a underrated slasher and sarah michelle gellar should have survived

14 Black Christmas

The original deserves to be in the top ten. Remake not so much. Very scary slasher

15 Friday the 13th

he was just to bad ass... wasted no time to kill aperson

Worst of all Friday films but still worth a watch.

The original was terrible nut the remakes was a masterpiece

16 Maniac
17 Saw

Personally, I hated it.

18 Scream 3

While scream 3 is the worst scream movie in the series, it is a underrated sequel that I have fun with. It has problems, but it is a decent sequel.

The worst in the series, but it is still an enjoyable sequel. I like the mansion chase at the end. It's just a fun movie.

It ultimately has an amazing story with a mind plot twist

19 House of Wax
20 Child's Play

I feel uncomfortable even clicking vote, with Chucky staring at me...

the most freakiest doll ever!

Yep this chucky movie is good

Seriously guys... this deserves in the top 10...

21 Scream 2

Great sequel to the original

22 High Tension
23 Suspiria

This movie was so good

24 Saw: The Final Chapter
25 Tenebre
26 Hatchet

We need more films like hatchet nowadays. A must see for horror fans

This movie is so funny. I watched like a lot I MEAN A LOT OF TIMES! - JaysTop10List

The only part I like about it is marilyn manson's score.

I would kill for more movies like hatchet.

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27 Evil Dead (2013)

In my opinion this was the best of the run of horror reboots the last few years.

Just Amazing!

28 The Burning

Great, Fun and entertaining movie to watch.

Terrific 80s slasher form the Weinstien Brothers.

29 Prom Night (1980)
30 Halloween (2007)
31 The New York Ripper

Disturbing and gory, my kind of movie

32 Bay of Blood

The original slasher. Many gory kills in this 1971 YES 1971 Italian classic.

33 Friday the 13th, Part VI: Jason Lives


34 The Slumber Party Massacre
35 A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 - Dream Warriors

One of the best nightmare on elm street ever

Great and amazing movie.

36 Jason X

This movie deserves to be on this list because it has great and gruesome killings and a good plot! It also has two killers in it and those are two Jasons! so please consider this. thanks,
- eminemloverlyricdude

37 The Human Centipede II, Full Sequence

Most disturbing of the 3. The central character is quite frankly the most creepy insane MF in movie history.

38 Cannibal Holocaust

One sick puppy. Not recommended but has to be on any list.

39 Martyrs
40 Sorority Row
41 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
42 Reeker
43 Thirteen Women
44 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
45 Severance
46 Child's Play 2
47 House of 1000 Corpses
48 Halloween III - Season Of The Witch
49 Leprechaun 2
50 Bride of Chucky
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1. A Nightmare on Elm Street
2. Friday the 13th (1980)
3. Scream
1. Halloween
2. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
3. Suspiria
1. Candyman
2. Hellraiser
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