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The Best Slasher Movies

List Criteria: Top slasher flicks and horror splatter films

A list of the best slasher movies. These are some of the best slasher films ever made, but if you feel we've missed one, please feel free to add it to the list yourself. Some of the films listed here could well be considered among the greatest horror films ever made. Which ones are your favorites? Vote them up, and don't forget that you can always re-rank this list, too.

Slasher films took off like a fire storm after the late 70s when Halloween became the highest grossing independent film of all time. Few thinly sliced genres can boast the sheer amount of icons slasher movies have given us: Freddy, Jason, Mike Myers. In a lot of cases, these slasher films have become incredibly successful movie franchises, raking in millions over a period of decades.

From A Nightmare on Elm Street to Friday the 13th to the wildly popular Scream series, these films have some serious staying power. Fans of slasher films are pretty darn loyal. Once you find a great horror movie franchise they love, they rarely waver from it.

Most of these movies are horror films, but there are a few on this list of the best slasher films that are comedic. That said, they're still not for kids... unless your kid enjoys blood, guts, and inappropriate amounts of gore. So put down your knife and grab your popcorn, because if you like slasher films then the movies on this list are for you.

The Best Slasher Movies Films
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    Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins

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    Kevin Bacon, Tom Savini, Betsy Palmer Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Jessica Biel, R. Lee Ermey, Mike Vogel

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    Rooney Mara, Connie Britton, Katie Cassidy

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    Eliza Dushku, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Kevin Zegers

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    Dee Wallace, Michael Berryman, John Steadman

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    Jamie Lee Curtis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michelle Williams

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    Robert Englund, Lisa Wilcox, Brooke Bundy

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    Martin Kove, Steve Miner, Fred J. Lincoln

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    Jared Leto, Tara Reid, Alicia Witt

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    Evangeline Lilly, Kelly Rowland, Monica Keena

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    Anna Paquin, Leslie Bibb, Brian Cox

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    Wes Craven, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp

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