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The Best Horror Movies About Chainsaw Maniacs 

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Updated December 5, 2018 1.2k votes 144 voters 6.5k views 23 items

Is there a scarier horror movie weapon than the chainsaw? The answer is no, which is why we're ranking the best chainsaw horror movies of all time. These scary movies all feature chainsaw-wielding maniacs who are hell bent on carving up their victims in a gruesome fashion. Obviously there is the entire Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise, but there are plenty of other horror movies with chainsaws for you to vote on below.

Sometimes the good guys use chainsaws in horror movies, like Ash in Army of Darkness. Other good scary movies with chainsaws include Hostel, Pieces, and Evil Dead.

Vote up your favorite horror movies with chainsaws, and downvote the scary chainsaw films you've seen but did not really like.

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The Texas Chainsaw Massa... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Chainsaw Maniacs
Jessica Biel, R. Lee Ermey, Mike Vogel

Released: 2003

Directed by: Marcus Nispel

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The Texas Chainsaw Massa... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Chainsaw Maniacs
Jordana Brewster, Matt Bomer, Diora Baird

Released: 2006

Directed by: Jonathan Liebesman

This film is a 2006 American slasher film. The sixth installment of the Texas Chainsaw franchise was directed by Jonathan Liebesman and co-produced by Kim Henkel and Tobe Hooper, the film went ...more
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Texas Chainsaw 3D is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Chainsaw Maniacs
Alexandra Daddario, Trey Songz, Tania Raymonde

Released: 2013

Directed by: John Luessenhop

Texas Chainsaw 3D is a 2013 American slasher film directed by John Luessenhop and written by Debra Sullivan and Adam Marcus. It is the seventh film in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise, and ...more

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Dawn of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Chainsaw Maniacs
Tom Savini, Ken Foree, James A. Baffico

Released: 1978

Directed by: George A. Romero

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Hatchet II is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Chainsaw Maniacs
Danielle Harris, Tony Todd, Shawn Ashmore

Released: 2010

Directed by: Adam Green

Hatchet 2 is a 2010 horror film directed by Adam Green.
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Hostel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Chainsaw Maniacs
Eli Roth, Ashley Robbins, Jay Hernandez

Released: 2005

Directed by: Eli Roth

Hostel is a 2005 American horror film written, produced, and directed by Eli Roth and starring Jay Hernandez. The film tells the story of two college students traveling across Europe, who find ...more

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Pieces is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Chainsaw Maniacs
Christopher George, Lynda Day George, Edmund Purdom

Released: 1982

Directed by: Juan Piquer Simón

Pieces is a 1982 exploitation slasher film and "drive-in favorite." The film was directed by Spanish filmmaker Juan Piquer Simon. It stars Christopher George, Linda Day, Frank ...more

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The Last House on the Le... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Chainsaw Maniacs
Martin Kove, Steve Miner, Fred J. Lincoln

Released: 1972

Directed by: Wes Craven

The Last House on the Left is a 1972 American exploitation-horror film written, edited, and directed by Wes Craven and produced by Sean S. Cunningham. The story is inspired by the 1960 Swedish ...more

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The Texas Chainsaw Massa... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Chainsaw Maniacs
Dennis Hopper, Bill Moseley, Kinky Friedman

Released: 1986

Directed by: Tobe Hooper

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Motel Hell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Chainsaw Maniacs
Rory Calhoun, Wolfman Jack, Paul Linke

Released: 1980

Directed by: Kevin Connor

Motel Hell is a 1980 horror comedy film directed by Kevin Connor and starring Rory Calhoun as farmer, butcher, motel manager, and meat entrepreneur Vincent Smith. Because of its low budget ...more
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The Texas Chain Saw Mass... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Chainsaw Maniacs
Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal

Released: 1974

Directed by: Tobe Hooper

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Leatherface: The Texas C... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Chainsaw Maniacs
Viggo Mortensen, Ken Foree, Tom Everett

Released: 1990

Directed by: Jeff Burr

This film is the second sequel to the 1974 film and was directed by Jeff Burr. It was released by New Line Cinema on January 12, 1990. The film makes numerous references to the original film's ...more

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Dead Snow is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Chainsaw Maniacs
Ane Dahl Torp, Bjørn Sundquist, Vegar Hoel

Released: 2009

Directed by: Tommy Wirkola

This film is a 2009 Norwegian zombie splatter film directed by Tommy Wirkola, starring Charlotte Frogner, Stig Frode Henriksen, Vegar Hoel, Jeppe Laursen, Evy Kasseth Røsten, Jenny ...more

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The Machine Girl is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Chainsaw Maniacs
Asami Sugiura, Kentarō Shimazu, Honoka

Released: 2008

Directed by: Noboru Iguchi

The Machine Girl is a 2008 Japanese action shock/gore film written and directed by Noboru Iguchi with special effects by Yoshihiro Nishimura. The film stars Minase Yashiro as Ami, Asami as Miki, ...more
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Hollywood Chainsaw Hooke... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Chainsaw Maniacs
Linnea Quigley, Gunnar Hansen, Michelle Bauer

Released: 1988

Directed by: Fred Olen Ray

Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers is a 1988 American comedy horror B-movie directed by Fred Olen Ray, and starring Gunnar Hansen, Linnea Quigley, Jay Richardson and Michelle Bauer.
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Dance of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Chainsaw Maniacs
Carrie Keagan, Laura Slade Wiggins, Lucas Till

Released: 2008

Directed by: Gregg Bishop

This film is a 2008 American independent zombie comedy, directed by Gregg Bishop and written by Joe Ballarini. The film featured Jared Kusnitz, Greyson Chadwick, Chandler Darby, and Carissa ...more

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre:... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Chainsaw Maniacs
Matthew McConaughey, Renée Zellweger, Debra Marshall

Released: 1994

Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation is a 1994 independent American horror film written and directed by Kim Henkel, and starring Renée Zellweger and Matthew McConaughey. The plot ...more
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The Tripper is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Chainsaw Maniacs
Courteney Cox, Jaime King, Paul Reubens

Released: 2007

Directed by: David Arquette

The Tripper is a 2006 slasher film which was directed by David Arquette and stars Jaime King, Thomas Jane and Lukas Haas.
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Slashers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Chainsaw Maniacs
Neil Napier, Tony Curtis Blondell, Sofia de Medeiros

Released: 2001

Directed by: Maurice Devereaux

Slashers is a 2001 horror film written and directed by Maurice Devereaux.
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Chainsaw Sally is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Chainsaw Maniacs
Gunnar Hansen, Herschell Gordon Lewis, Suzi Lorraine

Released: 2004

Directed by: Jimmyo Burril

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Evil Dead II is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Chainsaw Maniacs
Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva, Ted Raimi

Released: 1987

Directed by: Sam Raimi

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Army of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Chainsaw Maniacs
Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi

Released: 1992

Directed by: Sam Raimi

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Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Chainsaw Maniacs
Jane Levy, Jessica Lucas, Shiloh Fernandez

Released: 2013

Directed by: Fede Alvarez

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