horror movies and TV The Best Teen Slasher Movies  

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List Rules Horror slashers films about teenagers in high school or college

List of the best teen slasher movies. Almost as long as there have been horror movies, there have been teen slasher films. The genre got a huge surge in the late 70s and 80s when nearly every new horror movie featured a group of teenagers getting slaughtered by a mysterious and terrifying killer. Although the genre died off a little, it has recently gotten a huge resurgence with 80s horror remakes and new tales. These stories range from groups of hikers running from a mystifying monster with a chainsaw to high school students dying off one by one. These films are popular because they don’t just include horror elements, but also themes of romance, friendship and endurance.

Many of the films on this list have the same sort of characters: the innocent female, the jokester sidekick, the ditzy popular girl, the jock and the nerd, all playing at the same stereotypical roles. However, the concepts of each movie can be wildly different, from traditional horror to a campy take on the genre.

What are the best teen slasher movies ever made? This list features masked killers that will haunt you in your sleep for years to come, gruesome deaths and badass fighters you will never forget. Vote for your favorite.

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Scream Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan, Courteney Cox

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Halloween Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards, Donald Pleasence

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628 157
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A Nightmare on Elm Street Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp

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Friday the 13th Kevin Bacon, Tom Savini, Betsy Palmer

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533 167
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Scream 2 Sarah Michelle Gellar, Courteney Cox, Heather Graham

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I Know What You Did Last Summer Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anne Heche

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Final Destination Ali Larter, Seann William Scott, Devon Sawa

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434 160
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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal

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Bottoms Up added The Cabin in the Woods Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver, Amy Acker

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Scream 3 Courteney Cox, Jenny McCarthy, Carrie Fisher

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Scream 4 Hayden Panettiere, Kristen Bell, Courteney Cox

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Urban Legend Jared Leto, Tara Reid, Alicia Witt

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The Faculty Salma Hayek, Usher, Famke Janssen

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I Still Know What You Did Last Summer Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jack Black, Brandy Norwood

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Final Destination 2 Ali Larter, A. J. Cook, Sarah Carter

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sarawalchak added Saw Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith

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Disturbia Shia LaBeouf, Viola Davis, Carrie-Anne Moss

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Final Destination 3 Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Cory Monteith, Tony Todd

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Prom Night Jamie Lee Curtis, Brittany Snow, Leslie Nielsen

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dee123 added The Last House on the Left Martin Kove, Steve Miner, Fred J. Lincoln

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House of Wax Paris Hilton, Elisha Cuthbert, Jared Padalecki

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A Nightmare on Elm Street Rooney Mara, Connie Britton, Katie Cassidy

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MikkelKl added Final Destination 5 David Koechner, Tony Todd, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood

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Jennifer's Body Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Chris Pratt

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When a Stranger Calls Camilla Belle, Katie Cassidy, Tessa Thompson

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sarawalchak added The Crazies Danielle Panabaker, Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell

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Candyman Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Vanessa A. Williams

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My Bloody Valentine Don Francks, Cynthia Dale, Helene Udy

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Sorority Row Carrie Fisher, Jamie Chung, Audrina Patridge

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150 102
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A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge Robert Englund, Hope Lange, Clu Gulager

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sarawalchak added Orphan Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Margo Martindale

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sarawalchak added Children of the Corn Linda Hamilton, Peter Horton, R. G. Armstrong

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Prom Night Idris Elba, Brittany Snow, Jana Kramer

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dee123 added Sleepaway Camp Mike Kellin, Katherine Kamhi, Robert Earl Jones

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The Hitcher Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell

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The Stepfather Terry O'Quinn, Shelley Hack, Jill Schoelen

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Black Christmas Michelle Trachtenberg, Lacey Chabert, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

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Halloween Resurrection Tyra Banks, Jamie Lee Curtis, Busta Rhymes

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Disturbing Behavior Katie Holmes, James Marsden, Nick Stahl

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farahsaab added The Roommate Nina Dobrev, Leighton Meester, Minka Kelly

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Cherry Falls Brittany Murphy, Jay Mohr, Michael Biehn

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bigcraig added Eden Lake Michael Fassbender, Kelly Reilly, Jack O'Connell

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