Top 10 slasher movies everby CaligulaAzrael | created - 17 Nov 2011 | updated - 17 Nov 2011 | Public
A short list of my favourite slasher movies.
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1. Psycho (1960)
R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.
Votes: 476,143 | Gross: $32.00M
Of course, this is not exactly a slaher flick, more a precursor of the genre. Hitchcock's masterpiece that changed everything.
2. Peeping Tom (1960)
Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A young man murders women, using a movie camera to film their dying expressions of terror.
Votes: 24,311 | Gross: $0.08M
Another "prototype" of the genre, not as perfect as his colleague from the same year, but his influence is still invaluable.
3. Friday the 13th (1980)
R | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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.
Votes: 94,409 | Gross: $39.75M
Best teen-slasher ever. Not exactly a good movie, but very pleasant and atmospheric.
4. Halloween (1978)
R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller
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.
Votes: 176,633 | Gross: $47.00M
Carpenter's classic that started one of the biggest legends in the horror world.
5. Scream 3 (2000)
R | 116 min | Horror, Mystery
While Sidney and her friends visit the Hollywood set of Stab 3, the third film based on the Woodsboro murders, a new Ghostface begins to terrorize them once again.
Votes: 106,375 | Gross: $89.14M
I've chosen the third part, because it's my favourite one from the series. "Ghostface" goes to Hollywood!
6. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
R | 91 min | Horror
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.
Votes: 167,875 | Gross: $25.50M
Wes Craven creates one of the most notorious psychopaths in cinema's history. "How sweet! Fresh meat!"
7. My Bloody Valentine (1981)
R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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.
Votes: 13,915 | Gross: $5.67M
Slasher flick about Valentine's Day? Alright! I highly recommend the uncut version, which still is quite rare.
8. Black Christmas (1974)
R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
During their Christmas break, a group of sorority girls are stalked by a stranger.
Votes: 24,306 | Gross: $4.05M
Well, the movie isn't bloody or brutal, but it has tension and atmosphere. Very entertaining.
9. April Fool's Day (1986)
R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery
Nine college students staying at a friend's remote island mansion begin to fall victim to an unseen murderer over the April Fool's Day weekend.
Votes: 11,602 | Gross: $12.95M
Climatic picture with a surprising ending.
10. Sleepaway Camp (1983)
R | 84 min | Horror
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.
Votes: 18,869 | Gross: $11.00M
This one wouldn't be anything special, if not the question of the final scene - it's just staggering!