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100 Greatest Slasher Movies

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Criteria: These are the Greatest Slasher Movies chosen for their quality direction, script, cinematography, acting, storyline, originality, and success. These films were NOT chosen for how highly rated they are overall, but how they rate in the subject of "Slasher films".
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List Begun: 2009-05-29
100 Greatest Slasher Movies
  1. Halloween (1978, John Carpenter) (Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence)
  2. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974, Tobe Hooper) (Edwin Neil, Gunnar Hansen)
  3. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984, Wes Craven) (Robert Englund, Amanda Wyss)
  4. Deep Red (Profondo Rosso) (1975, Dario Argento) (David Hemmings, Daria Nicolodi)
  5. Blood and Black Lace (1964, Mario Bava) (Cameron Mitchell, Eva Bartok)
  6. Friday the 13th (1980, Sean S. Cunningham) (Kevin Bacon, Betsy Palmer)
  7. Saw (2004, James Wan) (Leigh Whannell, Cary Elwes, Danny Glover)
  8. Tenebre (1982, Dario Argento) (Anthony Franciosa, Christian Borromeo)
  9. Scream (1996, Wes Craven) (David Arquette, Drew Barrymore, Neve Campbell)
10. Black Christmas (1974, Bob Clark) (Olivia Hussey, Margot Kidder)

11. The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970, Dario Argento) (Tony Musante, Suzy Kendall)
12. Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2007, Scott Glosserman) (Robert Englund)
13. The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (1871, Sergio Martino) (George Hilton, Edwige Fenech)
14. Deliria (Stagefright) (1987, Michele Soavi) (David Brandon, Barbara Cupisti)
15. Case of the Scorpion's Tail (1971, Sergio Martino) (George Hilton, Anita Strindberg)
16. Haute Tension (2003, Alexandre Aja) (Cécile De France, Maïwenn Le Besco)
17. The Devil's Rejects (2005, Rob Zombie) (Sid Haig, Bill Moseley)
18. Twitch of the Death Nerve (1971, Mario Bava) (Claudine Auger, Luigi Pistilli)
19. Final Destination (2000, James Wong) (Devon Sawa, Ali Larter)
20. Saw II (2005, Darren Lynn Bousman) (Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith)
21. Severence (2006, Christopher Smith) (Toby Stephens, Claudie Blakley)
22. Candyman (1992, Bernard Rose) (Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Vanessa Williams)
23. The Stepfather (1987, Joseph Ruben) (Terry O'Quinn, Jill Schoelen)
24. The Hills Have Eyes (1977, Wes Craven) (Susan Lanier, Robert Houston)
25. Them (Ils) (2006, David Moreau) (Olivia Bonamy, Michaël Cohen)
26. Torso (1973, Sergio Martino) (Suzy Kendall, Tina Aumont, Luc Merenda)
27. When a Stranger Calls (1979, Fred Walton) (Charles Durning, Carol Kan)
28. Cold Prey (2006, Roar Uthaug) (Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Rolf Kristian Larsen)
29. Wolf Creek (2005, Greg Mclean) (John Jarratt, Cassandra Magrath)
30. Halloween II (1981, Rick Rosenthal) (Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence)
31. Child's Play (1988, Tom Holland) (Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon)
32. Alice, Sweet Alice (Communion) (1976, Alfred Sole) (Linda Miller, Mildred Clinton)
33. The Bloodstained Shadow (1978, Antonio Bido) (Lino Capolicchio, Stefania Casini)
34. Saw III (2006, Darren Lynn Bousman) (Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith)
35. Evil Dead Trap (Shiryo no wana) (1988, Toshiharu Ikeda) (Miyuki Ono, Aya Katsuragi)
36. New Nightmare (1994, Wes Craven) (Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp)
37. Maniac (1980, William Lustig) (Joe Spinell, Caroline Munro)
38. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987, Chuck Russell) (Robert Englund)
39. The New York Ripper (1982, Lucio Fulci) (Jack Hedley, Almanta Suska)
40. Hatchet for the Honeymoon (1970, Mario Bava) (Stephen Forsyth, Dagmar Lassander)
41. Massacre At Central High (1976, Rene Daalder) (Derrel Maury, Robert Carradine)
42. Saw IV (2007, Darren Lynn Bousman) (Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor)
43. The Burning (1981, Tony Maylam) (Brian Matthews, Leah Ayres, Holly Hunter)
44. All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006, Jonathan Levine) (Amber Heard, Anson Mount)
45. Just Before Dawn (1981, Jeff Lieberman) (George Kennedy, Mike Kellin)
46. Scream 2 (1997, Wes Craven) (Jada Pinkett Smith, Omar Epps)
47. The Last House on the Left (1972, Wes Craven) (Sandra Peabody, Lucy Grantham)
48. April Fool's Day (1986, Fred Walton) (Jay Baker, Pat Barlow, Deborah Foreman)
49. Hatchet (2007, Adam Green) (Joel Moore, Tamara Feldman, Kane Hodder)
50. Alone in the Dark (1982, Jack Sholder) (Jack Palance, Donald Pleasence, Martin Landau)
51. Freddy vs. Jason (2003, Ronny Yu) (Robert Englund, Ken Kirzinger, Jason Ritter)
52. Saw V (2008, David Hackl) (Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor)
53. Cry Wolf (2005, Jeff Wadlow) (Julian Morris, Lindy Booth, Jared Padalecki)
54. Tourist Trap (1979, David Schmoeller) (Chuck Connors, Tanya Roberts)
55. Motel Hell (1980, Kevin Connor) (Rory Calhoun, Paul Linke)
56. The Funhouse (1981, Tobe Hooper) (Elizabeth Berridge, Shawn Carson)
57. Sleepaway Camp (1983, Robert Hiltzik) (Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tiersten)
58. Hellbent (2004, Paul Etheredge) (Dylan Fergus, Bryan Kirkwood)
59. My Bloody Valentine (1981, George Mihalka) (Paul Kelman, Lori Hallier)
60. The Last House on the Left (2009, Dennis Iliadis) (Garret Dillahunt, Michael Bowen)
61. Hostel (2005, Eli Roth) (Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson)
62. The Prowler (1981, Joseph Zito) (Vicky Dawson, Christopher Goutman)
63. The House on Sorority Row (1983, Mark Rosman) (Kate McNeil, Eileen Davidson)
64. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988, Dwight H. Little) (George P. Wilbur)
65. Terror Train (1980, Roger Spottiswoode) (Ben Johnson, Jamie Lee Curtis)
66. Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984, Charles E. Sellier Jr.) (Toni Nero, Lilyan Chauvin)
67. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997, J. Gillespie) (Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah M. Gellar)
68. Toolbox Murders (2003, Tobe Hooper) (Angela Bettis, Brent Roam)
69. Creep (2004, Christopher Smith) (Franka Potente, Vas Blackwood)
70. Watch Me When I Kill (1977, Antonio Bido) (Corrado Pani, Paola Tedesco)
71. Satan's Little Helper (2004, Jeff Lieberman) (Alexander Brickel, Katheryn Winnick)
72. House of Wax (2005, Jaume Collet-Serra) (Elisha Cuthbert, Chad Michael Murray)
73. Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988, Michael A. Simpson) (Pamela Springsteen)
74. Nightmare (1981, Romano Scavolini) (Baird Stafford, Sharon Smith)
75. The Initiation (1984, Larry Stewart) (Vera Miles, Daphne Zuniga)
76. Cabin Fever (2002, Eli Roth) (Rider Strong, Jordan Ladd)
77. Reeker (2005, Dave Payne) (Devon Gummersall, Derek Richardson, Tina Illman)
78. Violent Midnight (1963, Richard Hilliard) (Lee Philips, Dick Van Patten)
79. Happy Birthday to Me (1980, J. Lee Thompson) (Melissa Sue Anderson, Glenn Ford)
80. Hell Night (1981, Tom DeSimone) (Linda Blair, Vincent Van Patten)
81. Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986, Tom McLoughlin) (Thom Mathews, Jennifer Cooke)
82. Prom Night (1980, Paul Lynch) (Jamie Lee Curtis, Leslie Nielsen, Casey Stevens)
83. Bloody Birthday (1981, Ed Hunt) (Susan Strasberg, José Ferrer)
84. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988, Renny Harlin) (Robert Englund)
85. Eyes of a Stranger (1981, Ken Wiederhorn) (Jennifer Jason Leigh, Lauren Tewes)
86. Urban Legend (1998, Jamie Blanks) (Jared Leto, Alicia Witt, Tara Reid)
87. Slaughterhouse (1987, Rick Roessler) (Joe B. Barton, Don Barrett)
88. Mother's Day (1980, Charles Kaufman) (Nancy Hendrickson, Deborah Luce)
89. Slumber Party Massacre (1982, Amy Holden Jones) (Michelle Michaels, Robin Stille)
90. Curtains (1983, Richard Ciupka) (John Vernon, Samantha Eggar)
91. Don't Look In The Basement (The Forgotten) (1973, S.F. Brownrigg) (Bill McGhee)
92. Malevolence (2004, Stevan Mena) (Samantha Dark, R. Brandon Johnson)
93. Chopping Mall (1986, Jim Wynorski) (Kelli Maroney, Tony O'Dell)
94. Cherry Falls (2000, Geoffrey Wright) (Brittany Murphy, Jay Mohr)
95. Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990, Jeff Burr) (Viggo Mortensen)
96. The Mutilator (1985, Buddy Cooper) (Matt Mitler, Ruth Martinez)
97. Madman (1982, Joe Giannone) (Gaylen Ross, Tony Fish)
98. Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995, Joe Chappelle) (Donald Pleasence)
99. Lisa, Lisa (Axe) (1977, Frederick R. Friedel) (Leslie Lee, Jack Canon)
100. I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998, Danny Cannon) (Jennifer Love Hewitt)
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