Recommended Slashers

This is my list of essential slashers that any fan of the genre ought to check out.
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1.
Halloween (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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. (91 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
 
2.
Friday the 13th (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
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. (95 mins.)
 
3.
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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. (91 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
 
4.
The Burning (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
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. (91 mins.)
Director: Tony Maylam
 
5.
The Prowler (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
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. (89 mins.)
Director: Joseph Zito
 
6.
Nightmare (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A mental patient embarks on a murder spree upon escaping from an institution. (97 mins.)
 
7.
Just Before Dawn (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Five campers arrive in the mountains to examine some property they have bought, but are warned by the... (90 mins.)
Director: Jeff Lieberman
 
8.
Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
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. (79 mins.)
 
9.
Terror Train (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A masked killer targets six college kids responsible for a prank gone wrong three years earlier and who are currently throwing a large New Year's Eve costume party aboard a moving train. (97 mins.)
 
10.
Happy Birthday to Me (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
At the snobby Crawford Academy, Virginia's group of friends start to go missing years after horrible events that happened to her as a child around her birthday. (110 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
 
11.
My Bloody Valentine (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
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. (90 mins.)
Director: George Mihalka
 
12.
April Fool's Day (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
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. (89 mins.)
Director: Fred Walton
 
13.
The House on Sorority Row (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
After a seemingly innocent prank goes horribly wrong, a group of sorority sisters are stalked and murdered one by one in their sorority house while throwing a party to celebrate their graduation. (91 mins.)
Director: Mark Rosman
 
14.
Prom Night (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A masked killer stalks four teenagers, responsible for the accidental death of a little girl six years earlier, at their high school's senior prom. (92 mins.)
Director: Paul Lynch