Top Ten Best Slasher Movies

The Top Ten
1 Halloween Halloween Product Image

Halloween is considered the gold standard of the slasher genre. And is considered one of the best horror films ever made. The film is riddled with suspense and beautiful cinematography. However, the film does suffer from many of the flaws of its successors. So I wouldn't call this the best horror film ever made, but it could be the greatest slasher film ever made.

Michael Myers and Dr. Loomis have the best dynamic out of all the slasher movies, Michael Myers as a character is simply just the best written out of all of them, and the Halloween series is one of the only slasher movie series to have a lot of good titles like Halloween 1, Halloween 2, Halloween 4, H20, and the reboot of Halloween 1 in 2007 was great as well. It is one of the only slasher movies that is actually genuinely good because of the plot... Which is rare to say indeed.

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.

Half the movies on this list aren't even slashers. But Halloween remains the best (and always will be). The way the top 5 is now is perfectly ranked. Everything else is a mess

2 Scream Scream Product Image

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

The gr8est slasher film ever. Guys when it is revealed who is the killer we get amazed. Superb movie

3 A Nightmare on Elm Street A Nightmare on Elm Street Product Image

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.

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

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

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

4 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Product Image

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.

TCM is a very pure horror film and effective as well. It's gritty realism hasn't been replicated in any film since, and remains an under-rated masterpiece of cinema.

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

5 Psycho Psycho Product Image

This movie was really good

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

6 Candyman Candyman Product Image

A Chucky and CandyMan team-up?.
Perfect!

7 Friday the 13th (1980) Friday the 13th (1980) Product Image

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!

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

great

8 Freddy vs. Jason Freddy vs. Jason Product Image

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.

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

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

9 Friday the 13th Friday the 13th Product Image

I just didn’t feel the spirit of the Friday franchise in this movie. Yes, it gave a shoutout to the first four films but it felt so generic. Sometimes rebooting a franchise doesn’t always work, the grainy look, lack of technology (phones/computers) and location made a real difference in the originals. Tell me something, why isn’t part 4 on this list? It was the darkest, best directed of the series and was the last time Jason was the true antagonist. People started cheering for Jason after that.

Tell me something, why didn't you add it to the list, instead I had to however much longer since this post

The original was terrible nut the remakes was a masterpiece

Worst of all Friday films but still worth a watch.

Haha, no this is one of the top 5 Friday movies after part 4, part 6, and part 2

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

10 Child's Play Child's Play Product Image

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

The best movie ever if you don't think so your lost

Yep this chucky movie is good

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

The Newcomers

? Halloween (2018) Halloween (2018) Product Image
? Child's Play (2019) Child's Play (2019) Product Image
The Contenders
11 Scream 2 Scream 2 Product Image

Great sequel to the original

12 Scream 4 Scream 4 Product Image

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

The best one of the slashers

13 I Know What You Did Last Summer I Know What You Did Last Summer Product Image

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

14 Black Christmas Black Christmas Product Image

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

Way too slow! The buildup took too long and the payoff was disappointing.

Why did they put the remake image on it though

15 Suspiria Suspiria Product Image

This isn't a slasher movie, if you want a Dario Argento slasher go with Deep Red or Tenebre

This movie was so good

16 Hellraiser Hellraiser Product Image

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

17 Saw Saw Product Image
18 Maniac Maniac Product Image
19 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 Product Image
20 Scream 3 Scream 3 Product Image

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

21 House of Wax House of Wax Product Image
22 High Tension High Tension Product Image
23 Wes Craven's New Nightmare Wes Craven's New Nightmare Product Image
24 A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 - Dream Warriors A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 - Dream Warriors Product Image

One of the best nightmare on elm street ever

Great and amazing movie.

25 Friday the 13th, Part VI: Jason Lives Friday the 13th, Part VI: Jason Lives Product Image

Jason

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