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The Best Modern Slasher Movies  

Wes Carpenter
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No torture movies. No old slashers. Only "slasher revival," maybe after 1996.

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Scream is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Modern Slasher Movies
Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan, Courteney Cox
Scream is a 1996 American slasher film written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Wes Craven. The film stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Drew Barrymore, and David Arquette. Released on ...more
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Halloween is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Modern Slasher Movies
Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak
Halloween is a 2018 horror film directed by David Gordon Green, and the 11th film in the Halloween franchise. Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers ...more
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Scream 2 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Modern Slasher Movies
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Courteney Cox, Heather Graham
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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Final Destination is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Modern Slasher Movies
Ali Larter, Seann William Scott, Devon Sawa
Final Destination is a 2000 American horror film directed by James Wong. It is the first installment of the Final Destination series. The screenplay was written by James Wong, Glen Morgan, and ...more
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Scream 4 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Modern Slasher Movies
AceRoccola added 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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Halloween H20: 20 Years Later is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Modern Slasher Movies
Jamie Lee Curtis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michelle Williams
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, is a 1998 American slasher film and is the seventh installment in the Halloween film series. It is directed by Steve Miner and starring Jamie Lee Curtis, LL Cool ...more
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Freddy vs. Jason is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Modern Slasher Movies
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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Urban Legend is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Modern Slasher Movies
Jared Leto, Tara Reid, Alicia Witt
Urban Legend is a 1998 slasher film starring Jared Leto and Alicia Witt. The film is based on the premise that a mad man is using the methods of described in certain urban legends as a means to ...more
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I Know What You Did Last Summe... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Modern Slasher Movies
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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Final Destination 2 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Modern Slasher Movies
Ali Larter, A. J. Cook, Sarah Carter
Final Destination 2 is a 2003 supernatural American horror film directed by David R. Ellis. The screenplay by J. Mackye Gruber and Eric Bress was from a story by Gruber, Bress, and series ...more
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Final Destination 3 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Modern Slasher Movies
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Cory Monteith, Tony Todd
Final Destination 3 is a 2006 American horror film, and the third installment of the Final Destination franchise. It was directed and co-written by James Wong, who also directed and co-wrote the ...more
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My Bloody Valentine 3D is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Modern Slasher Movies
Jensen Ackles, Jaime King, Megan Boone
My Bloody Valentine 3D is a 2009 American slasher film directed by Patrick Lussier. The film focuses on residents in a small mining town that is plagued on Valentine's Day.
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Cherry Falls is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Modern Slasher Movies
Brittany Murphy, Jay Mohr, Michael Biehn
Cherry Falls is a 2000 American slasher comedy film written by Ken Selden and directed by Geoffrey Wright. The film stars Brittany Murphy, Jay Mohr, and Michael Biehn.
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The Final Girls is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Modern Slasher Movies
go_sullivan added Nina Dobrev, Malin Åkerman, Taissa Farmiga
The Final Girls is a 2015 American slasher comedy film directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson. Max Cartwright (Taissa Farmiga)'s mother was scream queen Nancy (Malin Åkerman), who starred in ...more
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Behind the Mask: The Rise of L... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Modern Slasher Movies
AceRoccola added Robert Englund, Zelda Rubinstein, Scott Wilson
Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon is a 2006 American mockumentary horror film and black comedy directed by Scott Glosserman. It stars Nathan Baesel, Angela Goethals and Robert Englund. ...more
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High Tension is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Modern Slasher Movies
AceRoccola added Cécile de France, Philippe Nahon, Maïwenn Besco
High Tension is a 2003 French psychological suspense and slasher film that was later released in 2004 in the UK and 2005 in the US and Canada. The film, directed by Alexandre Aja, stars ...more
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Hell Fest is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Modern Slasher Movies
Amy Forsyth, Reign Edwards, Bex Taylor-Klaus
Hellfest is a 2018 American horror film directed by Gregory Plotkin. A masked serial killer turns a horror themed amusement park into his own personal playground, terrorizing a group of friends ...more
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Death Proof is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Modern Slasher Movies
Rose McGowan, Rosario Dawson, Kurt Russell
This film is a 2007 American action-exploitation film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. The film centers on a psychopathic stunt man, Stuntman Mike played by Kurt Russell, who stalks ...more
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Cold Prey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Modern Slasher Movies
AceRoccola added Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Viktoria Winge, Rolf Kristian Larsen
Cold Prey is a 2006 Norwegian slasher film, directed by Roar Uthaug. It premiered in Norway on October 13, 2006 and received mostly positive reviews and was hailed as one of the best modern ...more
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Red Eye is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Modern Slasher Movies
Rachel McAdams, Cillian Murphy, Brian Cox
Red Eye is a 2005 American thriller film directed by Wes Craven and starring Rachel McAdams as a hotel manager ensnared in a plot by a terrorist while aboard a red-eye flight to Miami. The film ...more