film The Best Teen Slasher Movies

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List Rules Horror slashers films about teenagers in high school or college

List of the best teen slasher movies. Almost as long as there have been horror movies, there have been teen slasher films. The genre got a huge surge in the late 70s and 80s when nearly every new horror movie featured a group of teenagers getting slaughtered by a mysterious and terrifying killer. Although the genre died off a little, it has recently gotten a huge resurgence with 80s horror remakes and new tales. These stories range from groups of hikers running from a mystifying monster with a chainsaw to high school students dying off one by one. These films are popular because they don’t just include horror elements, but also themes of romance, friendship and endurance.

 

Many of the films on this list have the same sort of characters: the innocent female, the jokester sidekick, the ditzy popular girl, the jock and the nerd, all playing at the same stereotypical roles. However, the concepts of each movie can be wildly different, from traditional horror to a campy take on the genre.

 

What are the best teen slasher movies ever made? This list features masked killers that will haunt you in your sleep for years to come, gruesome deaths and badass fighters you will never forget. Vote for your favorite.

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Scream Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan Courteney Cox

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Halloween Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards Donald Pleasence

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A Nightmare on Elm Street Johnny Depp, Robert Englund Heather Langenkamp

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I Know What You Did Last Summer Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar Anne Heche

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Friday the 13th Kevin Bacon, Tom Savini Betsy Palmer

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Scream 2 Sarah Michelle Gellar, Courteney Cox Heather Graham

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Final Destination Ali Larter, Seann William Scott Devon Sawa

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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns Edwin Neal

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The Cabin in the Woods Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver Amy Acker

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Scream 4 Hayden Panettiere, Kristen Bell Courteney Cox

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Scream 3 Courteney Cox, Jenny McCarthy Carrie Fisher

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The Faculty Salma Hayek, Usher Famke Janssen

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Urban Legend Jared Leto, Tara Reid Alicia Witt

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I Still Know What You Did Last Summer Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jack Black Brandy Norwood

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Final Destination 2 Ali Larter, A. J. Cook Sarah Carter

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Saw Danny Glover, Monica Potter Shawnee Smith

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Disturbia Shia LaBeouf, Viola Davis Carrie-Anne Moss

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Final Destination 3 Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Cory Monteith Tony Todd

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Prom Night Jamie Lee Curtis, Brittany Snow Leslie Nielsen

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The Last House on the Left Martin Kove, Steve Miner Fred J. Lincoln

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House of Wax Paris Hilton, Elisha Cuthbert Jared Padalecki

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Halloween II is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Teen Slasher Movies
Halloween II Jamie Lee Curtis, Dana Carvey Kyle Richards

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Final Destination 5 David Koechner, Tony Todd Jacqueline MacInnes Wood

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A Nightmare on Elm Street Rooney Mara, Connie Britton Katie Cassidy

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Jennifer's Body Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried Chris Pratt

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When a Stranger Calls Camilla Belle, Katie Cassidy Tessa Thompson

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Candyman Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd Vanessa A. Williams

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My Bloody Valentine Don Francks, Cynthia Dale Helene Udy

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Sorority Row Carrie Fisher, Jamie Chung Audrina Patridge

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Orphan Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard Margo Martindale

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The Crazies Danielle Panabaker, Timothy Olyphant Radha Mitchell

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Prom Night Idris Elba, Brittany Snow Jana Kramer

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Children of the Corn Linda Hamilton, Peter Horton R. G. Armstrong

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A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge Robert Englund, Hope Lange Clu Gulager

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The Hitcher Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rutger Hauer C. Thomas Howell

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The Stepfather Terry O'Quinn, Shelley Hack Jill Schoelen

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Sleepaway Camp Mike Kellin, Katherine Kamhi Robert Earl Jones

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Black Christmas Michelle Trachtenberg, Lacey Chabert Mary Elizabeth Winstead

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Halloween Resurrection Tyra Banks, Jamie Lee Curtis Busta Rhymes

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Disturbing Behavior Katie Holmes, James Marsden Nick Stahl

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Seed of Chucky Jennifer Tilly, Martha Stewart Redman

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Night of the Demons Linnea Quigley, Cathy Podewell Amelia Kinkade

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Eden Lake Michael Fassbender, Kelly Reilly Jack O'Connell

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Cherry Falls Brittany Murphy, Jay Mohr Michael Biehn

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The Roommate Nina Dobrev, Leighton Meester Minka Kelly

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Piranha 3D Kelly Brook, Elisabeth Shue Christopher Lloyd

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The Autopsy of Jane Doe is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Teen Slasher Movies

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