Unspeakable Crimes 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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Hayden Panettiere, Kristen Bell, Courteney Cox
10 years after the third movie. Courteney Cox and David Arquette return as Gale Weathers Riley and Deputy Dewey Riley. Neve Campbell also returns as Sidney Prescott. A killer is after a new ...more

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Texas Chainsaw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Slashers and Serial Killers Movies on Netflix
Jordana Brewster, Taylor Handley

Out for a last fling, two Vietnam-bound brothers crash their Jeep and wind up in trouble in this gory flick that recounts the genesis of Leatherface.

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The Silence of the Lambs is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Slashers and Serial Killers Movies on Netflix
Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak
The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 American thriller film that blends elements of the crime and horror genres. Directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, and Scott ...more

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michael-koebnick added Robert Downey Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo
Zodiac is a 2007 American mystery-thriller film directed by David Fincher and based on Robert Graysmith's non-fiction book of the same name. Zodiac tells the story of the manhunt for a person ...more

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Hush is listed (or ranked) 5 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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He's Out There is listed (or ranked) 6 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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The Girl in the Photographs is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Slashers and Serial Killers Movies on Netflix
Miranda Rae Mayo, Katharine Isabelle, Christy Carlson Romano

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Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anne Heche
I Know What You Did Last Summer is a 1997 American slasher film based on the 1973 novel of the same name by Lois Duncan. The film changes many aspects of the book, which was not a slasher novel. ...more

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Freddy vs. Jason is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Slashers and Serial Killers Movies on Netflix
Evangeline Lilly, Kelly Rowland, Monica Keena
Freddy vs. Jason is a 2003 American slasher action fantasy film directed by Ronny Yu. The film is a crossover between the Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street franchises. It is the ...more

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Red Christmas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Slashers and Serial Killers Movies on Netflix
Red Christmas Seth Gontkovic, Amie Wrenn, Shawn Shelpman

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Sigourney Weaver, Holly Hunter, Harry Connick
Copycat is a 1995 American psychological thriller, starring Sigourney Weaver, Holly Hunter and Dermot Mulroney. The film was directed by Jon Amiel, with a score composed by Christopher Young.

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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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Ross Noble, Tommy Knight, John McDonnell
Stitches is a 2012 British-Irish horror comedy film directed by Conor McMahon and starring Ross Noble, Tommy Knight and Gemma-Leah Devereux. The plot concerns a birthday clown returning from the ...more

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Most Likely to Die is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Slashers and Serial Killers Movies on Netflix
Most Likely to Die Chad Addison, Jake Busey, Tess Christiansen

Former classmates throw a house party to celebrate their 10-year high school reunion, but a cap-and-gown-wearing killer traps and stalks them.

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The Bye Bye Man is listed (or ranked) 15 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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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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Alice Eve, Josh Peck, Brian Geraghty
ATM is a 2012 thriller film written by Chris Sparling and directed by David Brooks.