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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    Jack Shea, Lin Shaye, Johnny Depp

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    Sandy Johnson, Jamie Lee Curtis, P. J. Soles

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    Laurie Bartram, Walt Gorney, Tom Savini

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    Courteney Cox, Linda Blair, Henry Winkler

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    Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Ted Knight

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    Jada Pinkett Smith, Selma Blair, Portia de Rossi

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    Benito Martinez, Dina Meyer, Ken Leung

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    John Larroquette, Mike Vogel, Jessica Biel

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    Courteney Cox, Carrie Fisher, Patrick Dempsey

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    Jackie Earle Haley, Kellan Lutz, Connie Britton

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    Janet Leigh, LL Cool J, Lisa Gay Hamilton

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    often listed & added by Wes Carpenter
    Jensen Ackles, Jaime King, Tom Atkins

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    Sarah Carter, David Paetkau, Noel Fisher

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    Steve Miner, David Hess, Fred J. Lincoln

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    Silvio Horta, Brad Dourif, Jared Leto

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    Jared Padalecki, Willa Ford, Julianna Guill

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    Kelly Rowland, Evangeline Lilly, Garry Chalk

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    Dina Meyer, Donnie Wahlberg, Glenn Plummer

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    Emmanuelle Chriqui, Wayne Robson, Jeremy Sisto

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    Abigail Clayton, Joe Spinell, Tom Savini

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    James Whitworth, John Steadman, Dee Wallace

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    Brad Dourif, Margot Kidder, Daniel Roebuck

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    John Furey, Walt Gorney, Adrienne King

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    Rob LaBelle, Robert Shaye, Lin Shaye

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    Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jeffrey DeMunn, C. Thomas Howell

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    John Ritter, Kathy Najimy, Brad Dourif

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    Sam Waterston, Kathleen Turner, Traci Lords

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