The Best Slasher Movies Of The 1980s

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It's hard to argue that the 1980s wasn't the pinnacle of the slasher genre. This list of the best 1980s slasher movies features several of the most famous films in the genre; (sometimes, cheesy) horror films that frightened a generation and spawned sequels which continue to frighten people everywhere to this very day. But which one of these classic '80s slashers is the best? You get to help decide with your votes.

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 that stay with you long after the credits roll.

Most divisive: Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan
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