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

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Halloween Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards, Donald Pleasence

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

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Scream 2 Sarah Michelle Gellar, Courteney Cox, Heather Graham

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

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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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Urban Legend Jared Leto, Tara Reid, Alicia Witt

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The Faculty Salma Hayek, Usher, Famke Janssen

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

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

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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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Sorority Row Carrie Fisher, Jamie Chung, Audrina Patridge

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

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

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

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Sleepaway Camp Mike Kellin, Katherine Kamhi, Robert Earl Jones

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

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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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The Roommate Nina Dobrev, Leighton Meester, Minka Kelly

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Cherry Falls Brittany Murphy, Jay Mohr, Michael Biehn

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Night of the Demons Linnea Quigley, Cathy Podewell, Amelia Kinkade

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Piranha 3D Kelly Brook, Elisabeth Shue, Christopher Lloyd

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

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Sleepaway Camp 2 Walter Gotell, Renée Estevez, Pamela Springsteen