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The Best Teen Slasher Movies

Updated October 21, 2020 30.5k votes 3.7k voters 299.5k views70 items

List RulesHorror slashers films about teenagers in high school or college

Here is a 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 1970s and 1980s when nearly every new teen horror movie featured a group of teenagers getting slaughtered by a mysterious and terrifying killer. Although the genre died off a little, it got a huge resurgence with 1980s horror remakes and new good scary films for teens. 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. Some even went on to inspire teen horror TV series.

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. A lot of these are top Halloween movies for teens too.

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