Slasher Movies... That Don't Suck

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1. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

R | 91 min | Horror

7.5
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78 Metascore

Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. While the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won't lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, John Saxon

Votes: 168,841 | Gross: $25.50M

2. Friday the 13th Part III (1982)

R | 95 min | Horror, Thriller

5.7
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Having revived from his wound, Jason Voorhees takes refuge at a cabin near Crystal Lake. As a group of co-eds arrive for their vacation, Jason continues his killing spree.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Dana Kimmell, Tracie Savage, Richard Brooker, Terry Ballard

Votes: 37,065 | Gross: $36.69M

This is my favorite of the series

3. Halloween (1978)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

7.8
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78 Metascore

Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield to kill again.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran, Nancy Kyes

Votes: 177,551 | Gross: $47.00M

4. Halloween II (1981)

R | 92 min | Horror

6.6
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40 Metascore

While Sheriff Brackett and Dr. Loomis hunt for Michael Myers, a traumatized Laurie is rushed to hospital, and the serial killer is not far behind her.

Director: Rick Rosenthal | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Charles Cyphers, Jeffrey Kramer

Votes: 57,601 | Gross: $25.53M

5. Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

R | 97 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

5.8
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37 Metascore

Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees return to terrorize the teenage population. Except this time, they're out to get each other, too.

Director: Ronny Yu | Stars: Robert Englund, Ken Kirzinger, Kelly Rowland, Monica Keena

Votes: 96,786 | Gross: $82.62M

6. Friday the 13th (1980)

R | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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19 Metascore

A group of camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp which, years before, was the site of a child's drowning.

Director: Sean S. Cunningham | Stars: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor, Robbi Morgan

Votes: 94,974 | Gross: $39.75M

7. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

R | 96 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

6.6
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49 Metascore

A psychiatrist familiar with knife-wielding dream demon Freddy Krueger helps teens at a mental hospital battle the killer who is invading their dreams.

Director: Chuck Russell | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Craig Wasson, Patricia Arquette

Votes: 56,912 | Gross: $44.79M

8. Hatchet (2006)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Horror

5.7
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57 Metascore

When a group of tourists in a New Orleans haunted swamp tour, find themselves stranded in the wilderness, their evening of fun and spooks turns into a horrific nightmare.

Director: Adam Green | Stars: Kane Hodder, Joel David Moore, Deon Richmond, Amara Zaragoza

Votes: 24,994 | Gross: $0.16M

9. Laid to Rest (2009)

R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

5.3
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A terrifying story of a young girl who wakes up in a casket with a traumatic head injury and no memory of her identity. She quickly realizes she was abducted by a Deranged Serial Murderer ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Hall | Stars: Bobbi Sue Luther, Kevin Gage, Lena Headey, Sean Whalen

Votes: 6,877

10. Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2 (2011)

R | 93 min | Horror

5.2
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"ChromeSkull" is the sequel to the 2009 horror hit "Laid to Rest." It brings back ChromeSkull, who barely escaped death in the first movie and is hell-bent on continuing where he left off..... See full summary »

Director: Robert Hall | Stars: Brian Austin Green, Thomas Dekker, Mimi Michaels, Owain Yeoman

Votes: 2,895

11. Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

6.8
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66 Metascore

The next great psycho horror slasher has given a documentary crew exclusive access to his life as he plans his reign of terror over the sleepy town of Glen Echo.

Director: Scott Glosserman | Stars: Nathan Baesel, Angela Goethals, Zelda Rubinstein, Robert Englund

Votes: 18,396 | Gross: $0.07M

12. New Nightmare (1994)

R | 112 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

6.4
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A demonic force has chosen Freddy Krueger as its portal to the real world. Can Heather Langenkamp play the part of Nancy one last time and trap the evil trying to enter our world?

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Jeff Davis, Miko Hughes

Votes: 42,384 | Gross: $18.09M

13. My Bloody Valentine (1981)

R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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46 Metascore

A decades-old folk tale surrounding a deranged murderer killing those who celebrate Valentine's Day turns out to be true to legend when a group defies the killer's order and people start turning up dead.

Director: George Mihalka | Stars: Paul Kelman, Lori Hallier, Neil Affleck, Keith Knight

Votes: 13,989 | Gross: $5.67M

14. Scream (1996)

R | 111 min | Horror, Mystery

7.2
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65 Metascore

A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Skeet Ulrich

Votes: 243,052 | Gross: $103.05M

15. Maniac (1980)

R | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.5
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A psychopath, troubled by his childhood abuse, loose in New York City, kills young women and takes their scalps as his trophies. Will he find the perfect woman in a photographer, and end his killing spree?

Director: William Lustig | Stars: Joe Spinell, Caroline Munro, Abigail Clayton, Kelly Piper

Votes: 11,289

16. Child's Play (1988)

R | 87 min | Horror, Thriller

6.6
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A single mother gives her son a much sought-after doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer.

Director: Tom Holland | Stars: Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent, Brad Dourif

Votes: 69,764 | Gross: $33.24M

17. Alone in the Dark (1982)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

6.2
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A quartet of murderous psychopaths break out of a mental hospital during a power blackout and lay siege to their doctor's house.

Director: Jack Sholder | Stars: Jack Palance, Donald Pleasence, Martin Landau, Dwight Schultz

Votes: 3,242

18. The Burning (1981)

R | 91 min | Horror

6.5
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A former summer camp caretaker, horribly burned from a prank gone wrong, lurks around an upstate New York summer camp bent on killing the teenagers responsible for his disfigurement.

Director: Tony Maylam | Stars: Brian Matthews, Leah Ayres, Brian Backer, Larry Joshua

Votes: 12,138

19. Sleepaway Camp (1983)

R | 84 min | Horror

6.3
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Angela Baker, a traumatized and very shy young girl, is sent to summer camp with her cousin. Shortly after her arrival, anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions gets their comeuppance.

Director: Robert Hiltzik | Stars: Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tiersten, Karen Fields, Christopher Collet

Votes: 18,992 | Gross: $11.00M

20. Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988)

R | 80 min | Comedy, Horror

5.8
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Angela, supposedly reformed and living under an assumed surname, is working at a summer camp. However, when the campers start misbehaving, she soon reverts to her old ways.

Director: Michael A. Simpson | Stars: Pamela Springsteen, Renée Estevez, Tony Higgins, Valerie Hartman

Votes: 7,894

21. All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006)

R | 90 min | Horror

5.6
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44 Metascore

A group of high-schoolers invite Mandy Lane, an innocent, desirable girl, to a weekend party on a secluded ranch. While the festivities rage on, the number of revelers begins to drop mysteriously.

Director: Jonathan Levine | Stars: Amber Heard, Anson Mount, Whitney Able, Michael Welch

Votes: 27,638

22. Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

R | 79 min | Horror, Thriller

5.9
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After his parents are murdered, a tormented teenager goes on a murderous rampage dressed as Santa, due to his stay at an orphanage where he was abused by the Mother Superior.

Director: Charles E. Sellier Jr. | Stars: Lilyan Chauvin, Gilmer McCormick, Toni Nero, Robert Brian Wilson

Votes: 10,732 | Gross: $2.49M

23. Toolbox Murders (2004)

R | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.3
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A historic Hollywood hotel houses a supernatural evil. It's been subdued for decades, but when renovations start, a series of murders take place.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Angela Bettis, Brent Roam, Marco Rodríguez, Rance Howard

Votes: 7,113

24. Urban Legend (1998)

R | 99 min | Horror, Mystery

5.5
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35 Metascore

A college student suspects a series of bizarre deaths are connected to certain urban legends.

Director: Jamie Blanks | Stars: Jared Leto, Alicia Witt, Rebecca Gayheart, Michael Rosenbaum

Votes: 51,446 | Gross: $38.07M

25. The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)

R | 77 min | Horror

5.7
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A high school student's slumber party turns terrifying as an escaped mental patient with a drill decides to crash the party.

Director: Amy Holden Jones | Stars: Michelle Michaels, Robin Stille, Michael Villella, Debra De Liso

Votes: 7,239

26. Shocker (1989)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

5.4
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After being sent to the electric chair, a serial killer uses electricity to come back from the dead and carry out his vengeance on the football player who turned him in to the police.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Michael Murphy, Mitch Pileggi, John Tesh, Heather Langenkamp

Votes: 12,392 | Gross: $16.55M

27. Midnight Movie (2008)

R | 82 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

5.2
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A midnight showing of an early 1970's horror movie turns to chaos when the Killer from the movie comes out of the film to attack those in the theater.

Director: Jack Messitt | Stars: Rebekah Brandes, Daniel Bonjour, Greg Cirulnick, Stan Ellsworth

Votes: 3,408

28. Halloween (2007)

R | 109 min | Horror

6.1
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47 Metascore

After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution and immediately returns to Haddonfield to find his baby sister, Laurie.

Director: Rob Zombie | Stars: Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Brad Dourif

Votes: 94,971 | Gross: $58.27M

29. Identity (2003)

R | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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64 Metascore

Stranded at a desolate Nevada motel during a nasty rain-storm, ten strangers become acquainted with each other when they realize that they're being killed off one by one.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: John Cusack, Ray Liotta, Amanda Peet, John Hawkes

Votes: 195,317 | Gross: $52.16M

30. The Prowler (1981)

R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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An unknown killer, clad in World War II U.S. Army fatigues, stalks a small New Jersey town bent on reliving a 35 year-old double murder by focusing on a group of college kids holding an annual Spring Dance.

Director: Joseph Zito | Stars: Vicky Dawson, Christopher Goutman, Lawrence Tierney, Farley Granger

Votes: 7,033

31. Sorority Row (2009)

R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery

5.1
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24 Metascore

A group of sorority sisters try to cover up the death of their house-sister after a prank gone wrong, only to be stalked by a serial killer.

Director: Stewart Hendler | Stars: Briana Evigan, Rumer Willis, Carrie Fisher, Teri Andrez

Votes: 25,585 | Gross: $11.96M

32. Drive Thru (2007)

R | 83 min | Comedy, Horror

4.6
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Horror gets Super Sized when Horny The Clown, the demonic mascot of "Hella-Burger," starts slashing Orange County teenagers with his meat cleaver from Hell.

Directors: Brendan Cowles, Shane Kuhn | Stars: Leighton Meester, Nicholas D'Agosto, Melora Hardin, Lola Glaudini

Votes: 3,532

33. Venom (2005)

R | 87 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

4.7
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25 Metascore

A group of teenagers fear for their lives in the swamps of Louisiana, chased by Mr. Jangles, a man possessed by 13 evil souls, and now relentless in his pursuit of new victims.

Director: Jim Gillespie | Stars: Agnes Bruckner, Jonathan Jackson, Meagan Good, Bijou Phillips

Votes: 8,552 | Gross: $0.88M

34. The Hills Run Red (2009 Video)

R | 81 min | Horror, Thriller

5.5
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A group of young horror fans go searching for a film that mysteriously vanished years ago but instead find that the demented killer from the movie is real, and he's thrilled to meet fans who will die gruesomely for his art.

Director: Dave Parker | Stars: Sophie Monk, Tad Hilgenbrink, William Sadler, Janet Montgomery

Votes: 8,237

35. Silent Night (I) (2012)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

5.2
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53 Metascore

The police force of a remote Midwestern town search for a killer Santa Claus who is picking off citizens on Christmas Eve.

Director: Steven C. Miller | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Jaime King, Donal Logue, Rick Skene

Votes: 6,308 | Gross: $0.01M

36. Pinup Dolls on Ice (2013)

85 min | Horror

3.9
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The Pinup Dolls are a hot retro act who put the tease back in striptease. But when an old friend (Suzi Lorraine) hires them to put on a show at a secluded campground, the girls find ... See full summary »

Directors: Geoff Klein, Melissa Mira | Stars: Karine Kerr, Suzi Lorraine, William Jarand, Kyla Shinkewski

Votes: 309

37. No One Lives (2012)

R | 86 min | Horror, Thriller

6.0
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26 Metascore

A gang of ruthless highway killers kidnap a wealthy couple traveling cross country only to shockingly discover that things are not what they seem.

Director: Ryûhei Kitamura | Stars: Luke Evans, Gary Grubbs, Adelaide Clemens, Derek Magyar

Votes: 15,275 | Gross: $0.07M

38. The Collector (I) (2009)

R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

6.4
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29 Metascore

Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps.

Director: Marcus Dunstan | Stars: Josh Stewart, Andrea Roth, Juan Fernández, William Prael

Votes: 48,237 | Gross: $7.71M

39. Hatchet III (2013)

R | 81 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

5.7
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25 Metascore

A search and recovery team heads into the haunted swamp to pick up the pieces, and Marybeth learns the secret to ending the voodoo curse that has left Victor Crowley haunting and terrorizing Honey Island Swamp for decades.

Director: BJ McDonnell | Stars: Danielle Harris, Kane Hodder, Zach Galligan, Caroline Williams

Votes: 6,505

40. Candyman (1992)

R | 99 min | Horror, Thriller

6.6
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The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.

Director: Bernard Rose | Stars: Virginia Madsen, Xander Berkeley, Tony Todd, Kasi Lemmons

Votes: 54,978 | Gross: $25.79M