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Slasher Movies

krampert
The list author says: "My list for great slasher films. Some classics, some pretty good, some not so good, but all worth checking out in my opinion."
Halloween
Halloween
"Credited for creating the formula for slasher films as we know it, Halloween is a very simplistic, but effective film. Every horror fan must own this."
Friday the 13th Uncut (Deluxe Edition)
Friday the 13th Uncut (Deluxe Edition)
"cashed in on the Halloween craze, but turned out to be different in many ways and was one of the few slashers to make a name for itself and spawn many sequels. The original holds up as the best with plenty of gore and scary scenes. Definitely a classic."
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (2-Disc Ultimate Edition)
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (2-Disc Ultimate Edition)
"Before Halloween, this movie set the formula for teens getting hacked off by some crazed madman. This is one of the most straight forward, visceral and gritty movies ever in horror history."
Psycho (50th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray]
Psycho (50th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray]
"Known as the first slasher movie, this is credited for being the first film with a killer that we couldn't see and one who used a knife. A classic for all times."
Scream (Dimension Collector's Series)
Scream (Dimension Collector's Series)
"Re-booting slasher in the 90s, this smart, witty, funny, dramatic, suspensful, and scary movie has become an instant classic. Very smartly written by Kevin Williamson and directed by the master Wes Craven, this has become one of the most popular within the genre."
Pieces
Pieces
"A forgotten gem. This movie is so great in many ways, though you can't take it serious becasue it is just so ridiculous at the same time. It's a spanish made film and is a fantastic slasher. It's got full on violence, nudity, and very gory death scenes. It's also unintentionally funny. This is truly a grindhouse classic and is totally worth buying."
Maniac (30th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray]
Maniac (30th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray]
"Sadistic killer on a murderous rampage, intense death sequences and full on gore, what more do you want?"
The Prowler [Blu-ray]
The Prowler [Blu-ray]
"excellent gore effects by the great Tom Savini, worth checking out."
The Burning
The Burning
"Similar to Friday the 13th, this movie takes place at a camp where the kids are killed off one by one very gruesomely. Nasty kills, fx created again by Tom Savini, worth watching."
A Nightmare on Elm Street (Infinifilm Edition)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (Infinifilm Edition)
"Slasher film gone supernatural, Wes Craven created one of the most iconic killers in horror history. Before Freddy became funny, he was a ruthless killer who killed teens in their sleep as revenge from their parents burning and killing him."
Sleepaway Camp
Sleepaway Camp
"Another slasher at a camp, this one is pretty good and has become somewhat of a cult classic for it's shocking ending. Creative kills too."
Halloween II
Halloween II
"Lives up to the original, we follow Michael Myers on his murderous rampage. Easily the best Halloween sequel."
Happy Birthday to Me
Happy Birthday to Me
"Not one of the greatest, but definitely worth checking out. Has some very interesting kills and a pretty messed up story."
Child's Play (Chucky's 20th Birthday Edition)
Child's Play (Chucky's 20th Birthday Edition)
"When a serial killers soul becomes one with a doll, you know you got trouble. Everybody knows the name Chucky, and still creeps people out till this day."
Prom Night
Prom Night
"Avoid the crappy remake, the original features scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis, and is a true slasher. Fun movie."
My Bloody Valentine (Special Edition)
My Bloody Valentine (Special Edition)
"Killer with a pick axe, where can you go wrong?"
Madman (30 Year Anniversary Edition)
Madman (30 Year Anniversary Edition)
"Very dated, but shocking in its own way. Cool movie."
Blood and Black Lace (2 Disc Special Edition)
Blood and Black Lace (2 Disc Special Edition)
"A true Giallo (pretty much the Italian slasher), this classic may have helped pave the way for masked killers and unique kills."
Black Christmas (Special Edition)
Black Christmas (Special Edition)
"THE Slasher before Halloween came out, this movie is very dark and disturbing, in my opinion because it shows people dying on the most wonderful time of the year. It is the slasher before the craze came about in the 80s, and definitely a must see. Avoid the remake (of course)"
The Slumber Party Massacre Collection (Roger Corman's Cult Classics)
The Slumber Party Massacre Collection (Roger Corman's Cult Classics)
"All worth watching"
Terror Train
Terror Train
"Cool slasher starring again, scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis."
Peeping Tom (The Criterion Collection)
Peeping Tom (The Criterion Collection)
"Influential for the killer aspect of the slasher film, this classic totally grossed out audiences of it's day and is a landmark in horror in many ways."
Toolbox Murders
Toolbox Murders
"The original is good in its ways, but I prefer the Tobe Hooper version. Dark and scary, cool kills and a mysterious killer."
April Fool's Day
April Fool's Day
"not on the top of my list, but cool nonetheless."
Alice, Sweet Alice
Alice, Sweet Alice
"Made before the slasher king Halloween, this creepy, atmospheric 70s slasher shows a killer revolved around a child. Not too many in print, totally worth buying."
I Know What You Did Last Summer
I Know What You Did Last Summer
"Not as good as Scream, and not the best of the bunch, but it is a fun movie."
The Funhouse
The Funhouse
"Weird human creature hybrid running amok in a Funhouse where 4 teens are trapped in for the night, sounds like a good plot for an interesting slasher film directed by Tobe Hooper."
Silent Scream
Silent Scream
"classic slasher"
The House On Sorority Row
The House On Sorority Row
MOTHER'S DAY
MOTHER'S DAY
Slaughter High (Uncut Version)
Slaughter High (Uncut Version)