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Top slasher movies

Updated on April 19, 2012
Freddy Krueger
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Number 1

Halloween(1978) directed by John Carpenter

When it comes to slasher films, none can top the greatness of Halloween. Directed by John Carpenter, this film has spawned an incredible number of knock offs and is the greatest slasher film ever made.

Number 2

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) directed by Tobe Hooper

One of the most original heart pounding and terrifying films in horror history, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is in a league of it's own. Directed by Tobe Hooper, this film is defined by it's haunting sounds and its memorable characters. Who can forget poor Franklin?

Number 3

Friday the 13th Part 3 (1982) directed by Steve Miner

The fact that it was released in 3d gives this movie even more power. It has a campy feel to it which makes it very enjoyable to watch. You feel like you're just hanging out with your friends. It is The best campy movie that the slasher genre has to offer. This movie is number three because it is the film where Jason got the mask, courtesy of Shelly, and it had such a great cast of characters. The best Friday the 13th movie by far.

Number 4

A Nightmare on Elm street (1984) directed by Wes Craven

How could I not put a movie where Johnny Depp gets sucked through a bed on my top 5 list. This film is one of the best because Freddy Krueger is simply one of the the best villains the horror genre has to offer.

Number 5

Scream (1996) directed by Wes Craven

Wes Cravens tribute to the genre makes you remember why slasher films are some of the best films of all time. It was a tribute and yet it had such a unique quality to it. Having two bad guys is something you never saw coming and it was that kind of innovation that led me to put this as the number five greatest slasher film of all time.


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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      NIce reviews. I love slasher films, though i do consider Alfred Hitchcock the Master of the Horror genre, and he rarely had onscreen violence.