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The Best Slasher Movies

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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 70's 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.

List Criteria: Top slasher flicks and horror splatter films

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    Halloween

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    added by: Wes Carpenter
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    added by: Wes Carpenter
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    Scream

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    Released: 1996
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    Halloween

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    Released: 2007
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    My Bloody Valentine

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    Freddy vs. Jason

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    Candyman

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    The Hills Have Eyes

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    Psycho II

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    Released: 1983
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    Prom Night

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    Released: 2008
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    The Strangers

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    April Fool's Day

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    Manhunter

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    Jeepers Creepers 2

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    Mindhunters

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    Deep Red

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    Haute Tension

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