films The Best 80s Slasher Movies  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite slasher films that were released in the 1980s.

It's hard to argue that the 80s wasn't the pinnacle of the slasher genre. This best 1980s slasher movie list features several of the most iconic films in the genre; films that frightened a generation and spawned sequels which continue to frighten people everywhere to this very day.

A Nightmare on Elm Street
, Friday the 13th
 and Prom Night all began in the ‘80s, and each has spawned sequel after sequel. Also on this list of the best slasher movies from the 80s are My Bloody Valentine, April Fool’s Day, Happy Birthday to Me and Silent Night, Deadly Night. Hmmm… holidays may not be as safe as we think.
 

So, which of the movies on this list of good 80s slasher films sent a chill up your spine? Vote up the top bloody 80s slasher movies and make sure to add any we might have missed.

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Friday the 13th Kevin Bacon, Tom Savini, Betsy Palmer - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter Corey Feldman, Crispin Glover, Judie Aronson

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Halloween II Jamie Lee Curtis, Dana Carvey, Kyle Richards

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My Bloody Valentine Don Francks, Cynthia Dale, Helene Udy

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A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors Patricia Arquette, Laurence Fishburne, Zsa Zsa Gábor

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Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives Corey Feldman, Tony Goldwyn, Ron Palillo

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The Prowler Farley Granger, Lawrence Tierney, Christopher Goutman

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Sleepaway Camp Mike Kellin, Katherine Kamhi, Robert Earl Jones

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A Nightmare on Elm Street 1984 Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp

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Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood Corey Feldman, Tony Goldwyn, Jeff Bennett - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Silent Night, Deadly Night Tara Buckman, Linnea Quigley, Lilyan Chauvin

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Terror Train Jamie Lee Curtis, Vanity, David Copperfield

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The Funhouse Elizabeth Berridge, Kevin Conway, Frank Grimes

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April Fool's Day Deborah Foreman, Thomas F. Wilson, Ken Olandt

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The House on Sorority Row Eileen Davidson, Harley Jane Kozak, Kate McNeil

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The Slumber Party Massacre Robin Stille, Michael Villella, Debra Deliso

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A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master Robert Englund, Lisa Wilcox, Brooke Bundy

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 Dennis Hopper, Bill Moseley, Kinky Friedman

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Chopping Mall Barbara Crampton, Dick Miller, Mary Woronov

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Happy Birthday to Me Glenn Ford, Melissa Sue Anderson, Tracey E. Bregman

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The Burning is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 80s Slasher Movies
Midnight Cookie Special added The Burning Holly Hunter, Jason Alexander, Fisher Stevens

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Psycho II Anthony Perkins, Dennis Franz, Vera Miles

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Madman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 80s Slasher Movies
Midnight Cookie Special added Madman Gaylen Ross, Harriet Bass, Seth Jones

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Blood Rage is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 80s Slasher Movies
Midnight Cookie Special added Blood Rage Louise Lasser, Mark Soper

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Prom Night Jamie Lee Curtis, Brittany Snow, Leslie Nielsen

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Maniac Cop Tom Atkins, Sheree North, Bruce Campbell

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Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan Kelly Hu, Kane Hodder, David Jacox

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Hell Night Linda Blair, Peter Barton, Ron Gans

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Black Christmas is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best 80s Slasher Movies
Guest_5ec318f0-5d9e-42c7-a5f0-f3f521e39b9f added Black Christmas Margot Kidder, Andrea Martin, Olivia Hussey - Man, how could this not have been on the list! 70's film but come on! Deserves to be in the 80's list.

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Alone in the Dark Jack Palance, Martin Landau, Donald Pleasence

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The Mutilator is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best 80s Slasher Movies
Midnight Cookie Special added The Mutilator Matt Mitler, Frances Raines, Jack Chatham

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He Knows You're Alone is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best 80s Slasher Movies
ShaneCudahy added He Knows You're Alone Tom Hanks, James Rebhorn, Paul Gleason

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Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II Michael Ironside, Louis Ferreira, Terri Hawkes

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A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child Robert Englund, Lisa Wilcox, Wally George

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Student Bodies Richard Belzer, Kevin Mannis, Sara Eckhardt

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Don't Go in the House Dan Grimaldi, Robert Osth, Ruth Dardick