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!

Not very many kills but this film made all slashers. Michael pinning that guy to the wall was hilarious if I was the one who made this film I would be well pissed of at those movies like Friday the 13th and nightmare on elm street milking myers kills


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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 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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4 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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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)

Way too high on this list: part 4, 6, remake, and part 2 are far superior, this is pretty much a rip off of the move Bay of Blood but looks much worse - germshep24

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 Friday the 13th

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

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 - germshep24

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 - germshep24

10 The Silence of the Lambs

The Contenders

11 Scream 4

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

The best one of the slashers

12 Hannibal

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

13 Child's Play

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

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

the most freakiest doll ever!

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

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14 Hellraiser

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

15 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

16 Suspiria

This isn't a slasher movie, if you want a Dario Argento slasher go with Deep Red or Tenebre - germshep24

This movie was so good

17 Black Christmas

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 - germshep24

18 Maniac
19 Saw

Personally, I hated it.

20 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

21 House of Wax
22 Scream 2

Great sequel to the original

23 High Tension
24 The Burning

Great, Fun and entertaining movie to watch.

Terrific 80s slasher form the Weinstien Brothers.

25 Saw: The Final Chapter
26 Tenebre
27 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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28 Evil Dead (2013)

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

This isn't a slasher movie though - germshep24

Just Amazing!

29 Halloween (2007)

That's right, I actually liked this movie. I thought the story was amazing, the kills were pretty good and I liked how the doctor cares about Michael and wants to get him help

30 Alice, Sweet Alice

Amazing movie. Surprised there are no comments. If you haven't seen this film you're missing a great one. Maybe not top 10 but top 20 easily

31 Prom Night (1980)
32 The New York Ripper

Disturbing and gory, my kind of movie

33 Bay of Blood

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

34 Friday the 13th, Part VI: Jason Lives


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

One of the best nightmare on elm street ever

Great and amazing movie.

37 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

I do love Jason X, but seriously part 4 and part 2 should have been added before this one - germshep24

38 The Human Centipede II, Full Sequence

But it is a terrible movie, gory and disgusting but other than that nothing terrible acting, boring characters, and terrible production - germshep24

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

39 Cannibal Holocaust

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

40 Martyrs
41 Sorority Row
42 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
43 Reeker
44 Thirteen Women
45 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
46 Severance
47 Child's Play 2
48 House of 1000 Corpses
49 Halloween III - Season Of The Witch

Not a slasher movie - germshep24

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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
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