The Best Teen Slasher Movies

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List Criteria: 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Teen Slasher Movies

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    Scream Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan, Courteney Cox

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    Halloween is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Teen Slasher Movies


    Halloween Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards, Donald Pleasence

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    A Nightmare on Elm Street is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Teen Slasher Movies


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

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    Scream 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Teen Slasher Movies


    Scream 2 Sarah Michelle Gellar, Courteney Cox, Heather Graham

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    Friday the 13th is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Teen Slasher Movies


    Friday the 13th Kevin Bacon, Tom Savini, Betsy Palmer

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    I Know What You Did Last Summe... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Teen Slasher Movies


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

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    Final Destination is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Teen Slasher Movies


    Final Destination Ali Larter, Seann William Scott, Devon Sawa

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    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Teen Slasher Movies


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

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    Scream 4 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Teen Slasher Movies


    Scream 4 Hayden Panettiere, Kristen Bell, Courteney Cox

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    Scream 3 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Teen Slasher Movies


    Scream 3 Courteney Cox, Jenny McCarthy, Carrie Fisher

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    The Faculty is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Teen Slasher Movies


    The Faculty Salma Hayek, Usher, Famke Janssen

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    The Cabin in the Woods is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Teen Slasher Movies

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

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    Urban Legend is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Teen Slasher Movies


    Urban Legend Jared Leto, Tara Reid, Alicia Witt

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    I Still Know What You Did Last... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Teen Slasher Movies


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

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    Disturbia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Teen Slasher Movies


    Disturbia Shia LaBeouf, Viola Davis, Carrie-Anne Moss

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    Final Destination 3 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Teen Slasher Movies


    Final Destination 3 Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Cory Monteith, Tony Todd

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    Final Destination 2 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Teen Slasher Movies


    Ali Larter, A. J. Cook, Sarah Carter

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    Prom Night is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Teen Slasher Movies


    Jamie Lee Curtis, Brittany Snow, Leslie Nielsen

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    Saw is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Teen Slasher Movies

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    Saw Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith

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    The Last House on the Left is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Teen Slasher Movies

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

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    House of Wax is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Teen Slasher Movies


    Paris Hilton, Elisha Cuthbert, Jared Padalecki

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    Halloween: H2O is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Teen Slasher Movies


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    A Nightmare on Elm Street is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Teen Slasher Movies


    Rooney Mara, Connie Britton, Katie Cassidy

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    Halloween II is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Teen Slasher Movies

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    Halloween II Jamie Lee Curtis, Dana Carvey, Kyle Richards

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    Final Destination 5 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Teen Slasher Movies

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    Final Destination 5 David Koechner, Tony Todd, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood

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    Jennifer's Body is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Teen Slasher Movies


    Jennifer's Body Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Chris Pratt

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    When a Stranger Calls is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Teen Slasher Movies


    Camilla Belle, Katie Cassidy, Tessa Thompson

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    Prom Night is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Teen Slasher Movies


    Idris Elba, Brittany Snow, Jana Kramer

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    My Bloody Valentine is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Teen Slasher Movies


    Don Francks, Cynthia Dale, Helene Udy

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    Candyman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Teen Slasher Movies


    Candyman Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Vanessa A. Williams

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    Sorority Row is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Teen Slasher Movies


    Carrie Fisher, Jamie Chung, Audrina Patridge

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    Children of the Corn is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Teen Slasher Movies

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

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    The Hitcher is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Teen Slasher Movies


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

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    A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: F... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Teen Slasher Movies


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

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    Orphan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Teen Slasher Movies

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    Orphan Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Margo Martindale

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    The Stepfather is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Teen Slasher Movies


    The Stepfather Terry O'Quinn, Shelley Hack, Jill Schoelen

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    The Crazies is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Teen Slasher Movies

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    The Crazies Danielle Panabaker, Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell

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    Black Christmas is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Teen Slasher Movies


    Black Christmas Michelle Trachtenberg, Lacey Chabert, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

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    Sleepaway Camp is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Teen Slasher Movies

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    Mike Kellin, Katherine Kamhi, Robert Earl Jones

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    Halloween Resurrection is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Teen Slasher Movies


    Halloween Resurrection Tyra Banks, Jamie Lee Curtis, Busta Rhymes

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    Urban Legends: Final Cut is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Teen Slasher Movies


    Eva Mendes, Jennifer Morrison, Rebecca Gayheart

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    Disturbing Behavior is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Teen Slasher Movies


    Katie Holmes, James Marsden, Nick Stahl

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    Cherry Falls is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Teen Slasher Movies


    Brittany Murphy, Jay Mohr, Michael Biehn

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    Seed of Chucky is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Teen Slasher Movies

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    Jennifer Tilly, Martha Stewart, Redman

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    Piranha 3D is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Teen Slasher Movies


    Piranha 3D Kelly Brook, Elisabeth Shue, Christopher Lloyd

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    Julianna Guill, Chris Zylka, Matt Angel

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    Kate Mara, Rooney Mara, Tamala Jones

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    The House on Sorority Row is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Teen Slasher Movies


    Eileen Davidson, Harley Jane Kozak, Kate McNeil

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    Eden Lake is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Teen Slasher Movies

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    Eden Lake Michael Fassbender, Kelly Reilly, Jack O'Connell

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    Chain Letter is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Teen Slasher Movies

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    Chain Letter Nikki Reed, Bai Ling, Keith David

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