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The Best Slashers and Serial Killers Movies on Netflix  

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Movies, by definition, allow us to safely escape into the realms of the unknown. When the lights are out and the house begins to creak, it can be fun to put yourself inside the twisted mind of a serial killer, murderer, movie monster, or sexy slasher. Some of the best movies on Netflix are slasher flicks or serial killer films, and we've put together a list of the best of them. Warning: you may not sleep at night after viewing any number of these. 

The best slashers and serial killer movies on Netflix offer a comprehensive catalog of terror - often of the bloody and gruesome variety. The best slasher movies share many of the same characteristics - the swift dispatching of sexually promiscuous co-eds (Friday the 13th); the whodunit (Identity); gore (Texas Chainsaw Massacre); and the relentlessness of often mysterious figures of death (The Town That Dreaded Sundown).

On this list, you'll find cult-classics, like Scream. Drew Barrymore might only be on screen for about ten minutes of the movie before she's brutally gutted and hung in her own front yard, but her performance is well-worth the watch. If you're into sociopaths and serial killers, definitely watch Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield. It tells the story of the infamous murderer and body-snatcher that inspired the character Leatherface in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. 

So, lock your doors, don’t answer the phone, hit play, and brace yourself. Vote up the best slashers and serial killer movies on Netflix below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section. 
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Sarah Michelle Gellar, Courteney Cox, Heather Graham
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Scream 2 is a 1997 American slasher film created and written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Wes Craven, starring Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jamie ...more
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Hush is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Slashers and Serial Killers Movies on Netflix
Kate Siegel, John Gallagher Jr., Michael Trucco
Hush is a 2016 American horror thriller film directed by Mike Flanagan. A deaf writer (Kate Siegel) must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer (John Gallagher Jr.) appears at her
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Courteney Cox, Jenny McCarthy, Carrie Fisher
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Scream 3 is a 2000 American slasher film and the third installment in the Scream franchise. Directed by Wes Craven and written by Ehren Kruger, the film stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and ...more
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He's Out There is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Slashers and Serial Killers Movies on Netflix
He's Out There Yvonne Strahovski, Anna Pniowsky

While vacationing at a remote lake house, a mother and her daughters become pawns in the twisted game of an ax-wielding psychopath.

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Red Christmas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Slashers and Serial Killers Movies on Netflix
Red Christmas Seth Gontkovic, Amie Wrenn, Shawn Shelpman
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The Bye Bye Man is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Slashers and Serial Killers Movies on Netflix
Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas and Doug Jones
The Bye Bye Man is a 2017 supernatural horror film directed by Stacy Title and written by Jonathan Penner, based on the chapter "The Bridge to Body Island" in Robert Damon Schneck's ...more
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Cult of Chucky is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Slashers and Serial Killers Movies on Netflix
Brad Dourif, Fiona Dourif, Alex Vincent
Cult of Chucky is a 2017 American supernatural psychological slasher film directed by Don Mancini. Chucky returns to terrorize his old enemies, with the help of his former wife.
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Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Vanessa A. Williams
Candyman is a 1992 American horror film written and directed by Bernard Rose, based on the short story "The Forbidden" by Clive Barker, though the film's scenario is switched from ...more
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Alice Eve, Josh Peck, Brian Geraghty
ATM is a 2012 thriller film written by Chris Sparling and directed by David Brooks.
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Amber Heard, Anson Mount, Robert Earl Keen
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane is a 2006 American slasher film directed by Jonathan Levine, and starring Amber Heard, Michael Welch, Whitney Able and Anson Mount. The plot centers on a group of ...more
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Creep 2 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Slashers and Serial Killers Movies on Netflix
Mark Duplass, Desiree Akhavan, Karan Soni
Creep 2 is a 2017 American found footage horror film directed by Patrick Brice. A video artist (Desiree Akhavan) looking for work drives to a remote house in the forest to meet a man (Mark ...more
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Jessica Biel, R. Lee Ermey, Mike Vogel
This film is a 2003 American horror film, and a remake of the 1974 horror film of the same name. It is a reboot of the franchise, marking its fifth installment, and was directed by Marcus Nispel ...more
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Amruta Patki, Purab Kohli, Arjan Bajwa
Hide & Seek is a 2010 drama horror thriller film written by Apoorva Lakhia and directed by Shawn Arranha.
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Friend Request is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Slashers and Serial Killers Movies on Netflix
Alycia Debnam-Carey, William Moseley, Connor Paolo
Friend Request is a 2016 German supernatural-psychological horror film directed by Simon Verhoeven. A popular college student (Alycia Debnam-Carey) graciously accepts a social outcast's online ...more
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The Babysitter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Slashers and Serial Killers Movies on Netflix
Judah Lewis, Samara Weaving, Robbie Amell
The Babysitter is a 2017 American teen horror-comedy film directed by McG. Cole (Judah Lewis) is madly in love with his babysitter Bee (Samara Weaving) until he witnesses the unthinkable.
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Thriller is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Slashers and Serial Killers Movies on Netflix
Jessica Allain, Tequan Richmond, Chelsea Rendon
Thriller is a 2018 American slasher film directed by Dallas Jackson. A clique of South Central LA teens finds themselves terrorized during Homecoming weekend by a killer out for revenge because ...more
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Girls with Balls is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Slashers and Serial Killers Movies on Netflix
Girls with Balls
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Welcome to Willits is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Slashers and Serial Killers Movies on Netflix
Welcome to Willits Mark Webber