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The Best R-Rated Slasher Movies

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List of R-Rated slasher movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best R-Rated slasher movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest R-Rated Slasher movie of all time is. This list of popular R-Rated slasher movies includes information like who directed the film, when it was released and which actors starred in the movie. If you think the top R-Rated Slasher movie isn't as high as it should be then be sure to vote it up so it can take its rightful place among the other great R-Rated Slasher films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific R-Rated Slasher film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

List contains movies like Psycho and Halloween.

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    Halloween is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best R-Rated Slasher Movies
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    Halloween

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards

    Released1978

    Directed byJohn Carpenter

    Halloween is a 1978 American independent slasher horror film directed and scored by John... more

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    Friday the 13th is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best R-Rated Slasher Movies
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    Friday the 13th

    Kevin Bacon, Tom Savini

    Released1980

    Directed bySean S. Cunningham

    Friday the 13th is a 1980 American slasher film directed by Sean S. Cunningham and written by... more

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    Psycho is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best R-Rated Slasher Movies
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    Psycho

    Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh

    Released1960

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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    Friday the 13th Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best R-Rated Slasher Movies
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    Friday the 13th Part 2

    Betsy Palmer, Lauren-Marie Taylor

    Released1981

    Directed bySteve Miner

    Friday the 13th Part 2 is a 1981 American horror film directed by Steve Miner. It is a direct... more
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    Halloween 4: The Return of Mic is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best R-Rated Slasher Movies
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    Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

    Danielle Harris, Donald Pleasence

    Released1988

    Directed byDwight H. Little

    Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers is a 1988 horror film directed by Dwight H. Little... more

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    Halloween H20: 20 Years Later is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best R-Rated Slasher Movies
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    Halloween H20: 20 Years Later

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    Released1998

    Directed bySteve Miner

    Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, is a 1998 American slasher film and is the seventh installment... more

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    A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: D is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best R-Rated Slasher Movies
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    A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

    Patricia Arquette, Laurence Fishburne

    Released1987

    Directed byChuck Russell

    A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors is a 1987 American slasher fantasy film and the... more
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    Friday the 13th Part 3: 3D is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best R-Rated Slasher Movies
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    Friday the 13th Part 3: 3D

    Betsy Palmer, Steve Miner

    Released1982

    Directed bySteve Miner

    Friday the 13th Part III is a 1982 slasher film and the third entry in the Friday the 13th... more

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    Freddy vs. Jason is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best R-Rated Slasher Movies
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    Freddy vs. Jason

    Evangeline Lilly, Kelly Rowland

    Released2003

    Directed byRonny Yu

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    Friday the 13th: The Final Cha is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best R-Rated Slasher Movies
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    Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

    Corey Feldman, Crispin Glover

    Released1984

    Directed byJoseph Zito

    Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter is a 1984 slasher film written and directed by Joseph Zito.... more

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    Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best R-Rated Slasher Movies
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    Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

    Corey Feldman, Tony Goldwyn

    Released1986

    Directed byTom McLoughlin

    Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives is a 1986 slasher film, the sixth film in the Friday the... more

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    Wes Craven's New Nightmare is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best R-Rated Slasher Movies
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    Wes Craven's New Nightmare

    Wes Craven, Robert Englund

    Released1994

    Directed byWes Craven

    Wes Craven's New Nightmare is a 1994 American slasher metafilm written and directed by... more

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    A Nightmare on Elm Street is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best R-Rated Slasher Movies
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    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    Johnny Depp, Robert Englund

    Released1984

    Directed byWes Craven

    A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 1984 American supernatural slasher horror film written and... more

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    Scream 4 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best R-Rated Slasher Movies
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    Scream 4

    Hayden Panettiere, Kristen Bell

    Released2011

    Directed byWes Craven

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    Scream 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best R-Rated Slasher Movies
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    Scream 2

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Courteney Cox

    Released1997

    Directed byWes Craven

    Scream 2 is a 1997 American slasher film created and written by Kevin Williamson and directed... more

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    Jason X is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best R-Rated Slasher Movies
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    Jason X

    David Cronenberg, Lexa Doig

    Released2001

    Directed byJames Isaac

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    A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: F is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best R-Rated Slasher Movies
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    Released1985

    Directed byJack Sholder

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    Scream 3 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best R-Rated Slasher Movies
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    Scream 3

    Courteney Cox, Jenny McCarthy

    Released2000

    Directed byWes Craven

    Scream 3 is a 2000 American slasher film and the third installment in the Scream franchise.... more
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    Halloween III: Season of the W is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best R-Rated Slasher Movies
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    Halloween III: Season of the Witch

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Atkins

    Released1982

    Directed byTommy Lee Wallace

    Halloween III: Season of the Witch is a 1982 American science fiction horror film. The film is... more
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    The Funhouse is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best R-Rated Slasher Movies
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    The Funhouse

    Elizabeth Berridge, Kevin Conway

    Released1981

    Directed byTobe Hooper

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    A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: T is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best R-Rated Slasher Movies
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    Released1988

    Directed byRenny Harlin

    A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master is a 1988 American slasher fantasy film and the... more
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    Saw is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best R-Rated Slasher Movies
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    Saw

    Danny Glover, Monica Potter

    Released2004

    Directed byJames Wan

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    The Burning is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best R-Rated Slasher Movies
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    The Burning

    Holly Hunter, Jason Alexander

    Released1981

    Directed byTony Maylam

    The Burning is a 1981 slasher film directed by Tony Maylam and written by Peter Lawrence and... more

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    Manhunter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best R-Rated Slasher Movies
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    Manhunter

    Brian Cox, Garcelle Beauvais

    Released1986

    Directed byMichael Mann

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    Child's Play 3 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best R-Rated Slasher Movies
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    Child's Play 3

    Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks

    Released1991

    Directed byJack Bender

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