Top Ten greatest Slasher Films of all Time

Marie Skillern| October 7, 2014

If you want to have a good scare this Halloween, here are the top ten ultimate Slasher Films that every die hard gore fan should see. Remember, you will never call yourself a hard core fan until you get a good heck of a scare with these Hollywood classics. Check out the top horror villains here.  Watch the gruesome video below.

Top 10 Best Slasher Films

1.)    Halloween, 1978

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Known for giving birth to Hollywood’s best slasher villain of all time, Halloween narrates the tale of the legendary Titan of Terror Michael Myers whose slasher days first came out at the tender age of seven. Even being a psychiatric ward for fifteen years did not stop this embodiment of evil from unleashing his own brand of death in his path.

2.)    Psycho, 1960

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A masterpiece from the Master of Suspense Alfred Hitchcock, Psycho tells the tale of Marion Crane and her fate at the hands of the Bates Motel and it psychologically disturbed villain Norman Bates. The movie is based on the novel of the same name and is loosely based on the Wisnconsin murder and robber Ed Grein.

3.)    American Psycho,  2000

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Based on the novel of the same name by Easton Ellis, this movie revolves around the life rather glamorous and disturbing life of Patrick Bateman.

4.)    A Nightmare on Elm Street, 1984

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Dreams are anything but sweet when it comes to this horror classic. The main antagonist who goes by the name of Freddy Krueger with his signature finger knives and burned features exacts his revenge of a group of teenagers in their dreams. The catch: if they die in their dreams, they die in real life.

5.)    Friday the 13th , 1980, 2009

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Hockey masks will be forever associated with this iconic slasher. Jason Voorhees was another tragic character turned slasher when he hunts down victims who pay him an unsuspecting visit at his own doorstep in Camp Crystal Lake.

6.)    Scream, 1996

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This heart pumping slasher movie redefines the slasher genre by combining humor along with suspense and murder. Ghostface, the movie’s main antagonists goes on a killing rampage on a group of unsuspecting teenagers in Woodsboro. And it all starts with one innocent phone call at night.

7.)    Psycho II, 1983

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If you think the horror with Norman Bates in the first Psycho movie was gone, think again. Despite Norman Bates’ attempts to find a decent life from his slashing days, he finds himself that he will forever be connected to his murderous past as “mother” stand watching over the window.

8.)    Halloween II, 2009

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This slasher movie gives a whole new meaning to the phrase, family is forever. Laurie Strode tries to recover from the events that took place from the first Halloween movie. Her road to recovery is halted when Michael Myers eventually comes back to get her and she discovers some rather disturbing connections with the iconic slasher.

9.)    Sleepaway Camp, 1983

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Released in the height of the slasher mania, Sleepaway Camp proves that it is not just another slasher movie to be ignored. Set in the typical camp that becomes a host for grizzly murders, the shocking twist in the end has made it a critical success and a cult following.

10.) Texas Chainsaw Massacre, 1974

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This is the movie that launched the legendary chainsaw wielding adversary of all time, Leatherface. Inspired from the real life crimes of Ed Gein, the legendary figure of Leatherface was forever immortalized after he wrecked his havoc and rampage over a group of unsuspecting teenagers who pretty much got lost and found their way into his own backyard.



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