The Best Slasher Movies Films
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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.
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    the people's #1 & added by Wes Carpenter Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards, Donald Pleasence

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    most listed & added by Wes Carpenter Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, Lin Shaye

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    Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan, Courteney Cox

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    added by BrandonMachado Alfred Hitchcock, Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh

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    Kevin Bacon, Tom Savini, Betsy Palmer

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    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Courteney Cox, Heather Graham

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    Laurence Fishburne, Patricia Arquette, Zsa Zsa Gábor

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    Jessica Biel, Mike Vogel, R. Lee Ermey

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    Hayden Panettiere, Kristen Bell, Courteney Cox

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    Courteney Cox, Jenny McCarthy, Carrie Fisher

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    Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks, Dinah Manoff

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    Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anne Heche

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    added by ChrisTanakis Emilie de Ravin, Ted Levine, Vinessa Shaw

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    Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

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    often listed & added by Wes Carpenter Jensen Ackles, Jaime King, Megan Boone

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    Rooney Mara, Connie Britton, Katie Cassidy

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    Robert Englund, Rodney Eastman, Lisa Wilcox

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    added by Charley Feldman Ali Larter, A. J. Cook, Sarah Carter

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    ranked low on reranks Liv Tyler, Scott Speedman, Gemma Ward

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    added by Charley Feldman Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Cory Monteith, Chelan Simmons

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    added by ChangesDownClub Virginia Madsen, Xander Berkeley, Tony Todd

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Jordana Brewster, Matt Bomer, Diora Baird

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    Malcolm McDowell, Clint Howard, Danny Trejo

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    Jared Leto, Tara Reid, Joshua Jackson

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    ranked low on reranks Jared Padalecki, Amanda Righetti, Danielle Panabaker

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    Martin Kove, Steve Miner, Jeramie Rain

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    added by NadiH Margot Kidder, Andrea Martin, Olivia Hussey

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Evangeline Lilly, Kelly Rowland, Monica Keena

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    ranked low on reranks Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Gunnar Hansen

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Malcolm McDowell, Octavia Spencer, Margot Kidder

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    Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell

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    ranked low on reranks Eliza Dushku, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Kevin Zegers

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    ranked low on reranks Brad Dourif, Jenny Agutter, Beth Grant

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Wes Craven, Robert Englund, Lin Shaye

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    Betsy Palmer, Lauren-Marie Taylor, Rex Everhart

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    added by galenandrews Caroline Munro, Sharon Mitchell, Tom Savini

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    Anna Paquin, Leslie Bibb, Brian Cox

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    Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith

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    Jamie Lee Curtis, Dana Carvey, Kyle Richards

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    Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jack Black, Brandy Norwood

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    Katherine Heigl, Jennifer Tilly, Boris Karloff

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    Emmanuelle Vaugier, Shawnee Smith, Dina Meyer

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    Corey Feldman, Crispin Glover, Peter Barton

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Jamie Lee Curtis, Brittany Snow, Leslie Nielsen

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    Dee Wallace, Michael Berryman, John Steadman

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    added by galenandrews Joan Rivers, Kathleen Turner, Suzanne Somers

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    Rob Zombie, Rainn Wilson, Chris Hardwick

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    ranked low on reranks Jamie Lee Curtis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michelle Williams

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    Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks, Perrey Reeves

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    Paris Hilton, Elisha Cuthbert, Jared Padalecki

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