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.
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10 41 9 Midnight Cookie Special added Friday the 13th Part 2 Betsy Palmer, Lauren-Marie Taylor, Warrington Gillette Friday the 13th Part 2 is a 1981 American horror film directed by Steve Miner. It is a direct sequel to Friday the 13th, picking up five years after that film's conclusion, where a new murderer ...more
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12 49 17 The Prowler Farley Granger, Lawrence Tierney, Christopher Goutman The Prowler is a 1981 horror film directed by Joseph Zito, and written by Neal Barbera and Glenn Leopold.
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15 37 12 The House on Sorority Row Eileen Davidson, Harley Jane Kozak, Kate McNeil The House on Sorority Row is a 1983 American slasher film directed by Mark Rosman. The film has become a cult classic among fans of the genre.
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17 32 10 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. Black Christmas is a 1974 Canadian independent horror film directed by Bob Clark and written by A. Roy Moore. It stars Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, Andrea Martin, Marian Waldman ...more
Man, how could this not have been on the list! 70's film but come on! Deserves to be in the 80's list.Black Christmas is a 1974 Canadian independent horror film directed by Bob Clark and written by A. Roy Moore. It stars Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, Andrea Martin, Marian Waldman ...more