Slashers (1974-1995)

In this list I'm going to keep track of all the slasher films I have seen from its magnificent beginning in the prototypes of 1974 until its petering out in 1995 only to be reborn in 1996 with Wes Craven's Scream, so that's a perfect place for this list to end.

My husband (Richard) and I have been watching slasher films together since we met and we've both bonded over our love for the overused and abused sub-genre. Together we've been working on watching every slasher film ever made.

We're both creating lists and you can find his here.

I gave up on ranking the list from favorite to least and decided to go with a more organized ranking. The films are ranked by year, alphabetically according to the year.

I've also tried to exclude films that are normally included within the genre that are not by my definition--slasher films. For example, Richard may have some movies in his list I do not consider slasher films for whatever reason, he's a bit more accepting and open minded about the definition and if it has a few elements he will include it. Here's a direct definition I tend to stick to from WIKI: "[The] Slasher film is a sub-genre of the horror film genre typically involving a psychopathic killer stalking, and killing a sequence of victims in a graphically violent manner..." With this, I feel it's important to mention that if you don't see any Italian horror heavyweights that you're sure I have seen, it's because I consider them gialli more than slasher. For a list of all the gialli I have seen, please go here for my Black Gloves, J&B, Sharp Objects and A Little Mystery list.

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  • Black Christmas

    1

  • The Centerfold Girls

    2

  • Death Cruise

    3

  • Devil Times Five

    4

  • Have a Nice Weekend

    5

  • The Single Girls

    6

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    7

  • The Love Butcher

    8

  • Assault! Jack the Ripper

    9

  • Island of Death

    10

  • Psychic Killer

    11

  • Alice Sweet Alice

    12

  • Blood Voyage

    13

  • Jack the Ripper

    14

  • Massacre at Central High

    15

  • My Friends Need Killing

    16

  • Schizo

    17

  • The Town That Dreaded Sundown

    18

  • Drive-In Massacre

    19

  • Haunts

    20

  • Meatcleaver Massacre

    21

  • Rituals

    22

  • Blood Stalkers

    23

  • The Comeback

    24

  • Halloween

    25

  • Mardi Gras Massacre

    26

  • The Redeemer: Son of Satan!

    27

  • Sketches of a Strangler

    28

  • The Toolbox Murders

    29

  • Blood Rage

    30

  • The Meateater

    31

  • The Queen of Black Magic

    32

  • Savage Water

    33

  • Savage Weekend

    34

  • The Silent Scream

    35

  • Tourist Trap

    36

  • Don't Answer the Phone!

    37

  • Don't Go in the House

    38

  • Effects

    39

  • Fade to Black

    40

  • Friday the 13th

    41

  • Cries in the Night

    42

  • The Ghost Dance

    43

  • He Knows You're Alone

    44

  • Maniac

    45

  • New Year's Evil

    46

  • Patrick Still Lives!

    47

  • Phobia

    48

  • Prom Night

    49

  • Schizoid

    50

  • The Boogey Man

    51

  • The Long Island Cannibal Massacre

    52

  • Nightmares

    53

  • Shadows of the Mind

    54

  • Terror on Tour

    55

  • Terror Train

    56

  • To All a Goodnight

    57

  • The Unseen

    58

  • Christmas Evil

    59

  • Monster Hunter

    60

  • And When She Was Bad

    61

  • Bloody Birthday

    62

  • Bloody Moon

    63

  • The Burning

    64

  • Dark Night of the Scarecrow

    65

  • A Day of Judgment

    66

  • The Demon

    67

  • Don't Go In the Woods

    68

  • Don't Go Near the Park

    69

  • Eyes of a Stranger

    70

  • Final Exam

    71

  • Friday the 13th Part 2

    72

  • The Funhouse

    73

  • Ghostkeeper

    74

  • Graduation Day

    75

  • Halloween II

    76

  • Happy Birthday to Me

    77

  • Hell Night

    78

  • Home Sweet Home

    79

  • Just Before Dawn

    80

  • My Bloody Valentine

    81

  • Night School

    82

  • Nightmare

    83

  • The Prowler

    84

  • Scream

    85

  • Dead Kids

    86

  • Student Bodies

    87

  • Alone in the Dark

    88

  • Blood Link

    89

  • Blood Song

    90

  • Boardinghouse

    91

  • Deadly Games

    92

  • Death Screams

    93

  • Death Valley

    94

  • Devil Returns

    95

  • The Dorm That Dripped Blood

    96

  • Fatal Games

    97

  • The Forest

    98

  • Frightmare

    99

  • Friday the 13th Part 3

    100