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

  • Friday the 13th

    40

  • Cries in the Night

    41

  • The Ghost Dance

    42

  • He Knows You're Alone

    43

  • Maniac

    44

  • New Year's Evil

    45

  • Patrick Still Lives!

    46

  • Phobia

    47

  • Prom Night

    48

  • Schizoid

    49

  • The Boogey Man

    50

  • The Long Island Cannibal Massacre

    51

  • Nightmares

    52

  • Shadows of the Mind

    53

  • Terror on Tour

    54

  • Terror Train

    55

  • To All a Goodnight

    56

  • The Unseen

    57

  • Christmas Evil

    58

  • Monster Hunter

    59

  • And When She Was Bad

    60

  • Bloody Birthday

    61

  • Bloody Moon

    62

  • The Burning

    63

  • Dark Night of the Scarecrow

    64

  • A Day of Judgment

    65

  • The Demon

    66

  • Don't Go In the Woods

    67

  • Don't Go Near the Park

    68

  • Fade to Black

    69

  • Final Exam

    70

  • Friday the 13th Part 2

    71

  • The Funhouse

    72

  • Ghostkeeper

    73

  • Graduation Day

    74

  • Halloween II

    75

  • Happy Birthday to Me

    76

  • Hell Night

    77

  • Home Sweet Home

    78

  • Just Before Dawn

    79

  • My Bloody Valentine

    80

  • Night School

    81

  • Nightmare

    82

  • The Prowler

    83

  • Scream

    84

  • Dead Kids

    85

  • Student Bodies

    86

  • Alone in the Dark

    87

  • Blood Link

    88

  • Blood Song

    89

  • Boardinghouse

    90

  • Deadly Games

    91

  • Death Screams

    92

  • Death Valley

    93

  • Devil Returns

    94

  • The Dorm That Dripped Blood

    95

  • Fatal Games

    96

  • The Forest

    97

  • Frightmare

    98

  • Friday the 13th Part 3

    99

  • Girls Nite Out

    100