Graveyard Shift 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

539 159
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Friday the 13th Kevin Bacon, Tom Savini, Betsy Palmer

659 168
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A Nightmare on Elm Street Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp

563 176
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Scream 2 Sarah Michelle Gellar, Courteney Cox, Heather Graham

576 181
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I Know What You Did Last Summer Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anne Heche

464 171
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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal

531 155
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Final Destination Ali Larter, Seann William Scott, Devon Sawa

440 197
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Bottoms Up added The Cabin in the Woods Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver, Amy Acker

409 187
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Scream 3 Courteney Cox, Jenny McCarthy, Carrie Fisher

501 207
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Scream 4 Hayden Panettiere, Kristen Bell, Courteney Cox

355 143
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Urban Legend Jared Leto, Tara Reid, Alicia Witt

324 158
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I Still Know What You Did Last Summer Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jack Black, Brandy Norwood

301 152
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307 132
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Final Destination 2 Ali Larter, A. J. Cook, Sarah Carter

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The Faculty Salma Hayek, Usher, Famke Janssen

311 155
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Disturbia Shia LaBeouf, Viola Davis, Carrie-Anne Moss

293 142
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Final Destination 3 Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Cory Monteith, Tony Todd

228 132
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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

173 109
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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

169 110
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My Bloody Valentine Don Francks, Cynthia Dale, Helene Udy

133 100
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The Hitcher Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell

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

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Candyman Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Vanessa A. Williams

157 110
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A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge Robert Englund, Hope Lange, Clu Gulager

181 145
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Prom Night Idris Elba, Brittany Snow, Jana Kramer

124 147
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Halloween Resurrection Tyra Banks, Jamie Lee Curtis, Busta Rhymes

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sarawalchak added Orphan Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Margo Martindale

126 108
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The Stepfather Terry O'Quinn, Shelley Hack, Jill Schoelen

131 124
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Black Christmas Michelle Trachtenberg, Lacey Chabert, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

196 104
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Sorority Row Carrie Fisher, Jamie Chung, Audrina Patridge

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sarawalchak added Seed of Chucky Jennifer Tilly, Martha Stewart, Redman

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dee123 added Sleepaway Camp 2 Walter Gotell, Renée Estevez, Pamela Springsteen

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Piranha 3D Kelly Brook, Elisabeth Shue, Christopher Lloyd

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Disturbing Behavior Katie Holmes, James Marsden, Nick Stahl

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Cherry Falls Brittany Murphy, Jay Mohr, Michael Biehn

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