10 Best Horror Slasher Movies Of All Time To Scare The Hell Out Of You

Priyansh Ha |May 24, 2019

All of them are terrifying but enticing at the same time, which will keep you on the edge of your chair from the beginning to the end.

Gruesome, intense, creepy, and brutal! That’s what make horror-slasher movies the favorite genre of all time. Rooted in people’s nature of fear of being murdered, these horror movies are sort of cheap thrills that we all love. If you’re looking for a classic one which can keep you awake all night, pick one of the below to go with.

1. Psycho (1960)

Basing on the same name novel of Robert Bloch, the movie revolves around a real-life serial killer called Ed Gein. It is the pioneer not only in the slasher genre but also in different genres of horror. It was a phenomenon in the ’60s which haunted people for long after the credits rolled, especially the infamous scene when Janet Leigh is cruelly murdered while taking a shower.

2. Friday The 13th (1980)

It’s a shame for not mentioning Friday The 13th as one of the best horror franchises ever. One year after a kid’s drowning, a team of counselor came and worked together to re-open the camp. The disaster began when an unseen force picked them off one by one. The plot is innovative and shocking at the same time and the final reveal was absolutely a cherry-on-top twist.

3. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

The inventive slasher follows a young girl’s story in which her friends are butchered in their dreams. To save herself from the clawed killer, she needs to stay awake all night. With the innovative concept, the movie deserves to be one of the most outstanding classic slashers.

4. Scream (1996)

The trend of slasher started taking a dip in the ‘90s but it was Scream in 1996 which brought it back. The utmost slasher follows the pathway paved by its predecessors. However, it was cleverly filled with a self-conscious script and a snappy plot for a more playful version. Scream started the wave of teen horror in the 90s and inspired other directors to find fresh approaches to the genre.

5. The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)

A movie, which was meant to be a parody, turned out to be a pure slasher one spiced with a great deal of humor. This is also the first horror film which was directed by a female director. The comedy-horror combination comes with a plot which is funny, ridiculous,  horrifying, and scary at the same time.

6. Halloween (1978)

Although there were a few horror slashers which had strongly impressed the audience, it was not until Halloween that the genre finally has a mind-blowing masterpiece. The movie tells the story of a psycho who killed his sister, escaped from the hospital and wreaked havoc. The well-narrated movie with creepy scores is still one of a legend among horror slashers.

7. Black Christmas (1974)

The ground-breaking slasher follows the tragedy of a female sorority group who are tracked and murdered by a serial killer. The utmost creepy horror has enough terrifying scenes to scare the living daylight out of you. It also proves that Holiday-themed horror movies are always entertaining as long as the plot makes sense.

8. My Bloody Valentine (1981)

The dread and doom movie follows the story of a mining town where the residents are hunted and murdered by an anonymous serial killer. Though the film is unsettling, it still impresses us with a strong and innovative plot. Take caution as there will be horrifying slaughter scenes which are not for the faint of heart.

9. Child’s Play (1988)

The American horror film revolves around a boy named Andy and his doll Chucky which is possessed by the soul of a serial killer. Being the first killer doll movie ever in this genre, Child’s Play is an obsessive movie you cannot miss.

10. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

The mystery-slasher revolves around a group of 4 high school students who involved in a hit-and-run case and tried to cover it up. However, their deep dark secret was exposed to a mysterious man who attached all of them one by one. With crime, blood, violence, and mystery, the plot is terrifying and enticing at the same time, which will keep you on the edge of your chair from the beginning to the end.


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