You would think the movie-going public had something against horny teenage girls.
Why else would slasher movies ? which basically revel in killing them off ? be so popular? We just can’t get enough of them. Mind you, it’s not only the cheerleader types that usually end up in body bags. There’s the jocks, of course. Then the nerds. Leaving the weird loner types to usually save the day.
We are sure this has some kind of social significance and insight into Western culture, but we are a snarky entertainment site, for God’s sake. We are not here to educate.
No, what we are here to do is make completely random lists. And we cannot think of a better one than the top 26 slasher movies. But what exactly is a slasher movie?
Well, according to Wikipedia, that well-known source of all things accurate, a slasher movie is: ‘a? sub-genre of horror, typically involving a psychopathic killer (usually wearing a mask) who stalks and graphically murders a series of mostly adolescent victims in a typically random, unprovoked fashion, killing many within a single night.’
And that is just about good enough for us. So, enjoy!
26. The Prowler (1981)
The best movie ever about a killer dressed in S&M gear who hates dancers. Or something like that.
25. Stagefright (1987)
Acting can be murder sometimes. Just ask Keanu Reeves.
24. Hatchet (2007)
A recent movie that did not get the hype it deserved. Has some of the most astonishing movie deaths we have ever seen.
23. Psycho (1960)
OK, so it does not involve teenagers in a camp, but it is certainly a slasher movie.
22. Happy Birthday to Me (1981)
Proof kebabs really are bad for you.
21. Last House on The Left (1972)
A classic from horror master Wes Craven. Contains some of the disturbed scenes ever committed to film.
20. Candyman (1992)
Oh, and candy can also be very bad for you too.
19. Pieces (1982)
Grisly little-known horror flick that is worth a look. Just be prepared to feel a little sick.
18. House On Sorority Row (1983)
A group of sorority sisters are stalked and murdered one by one in their sorority house while throwing a party to celebrate their graduation. Nice.
17. Madman (1981)
After being told if not to repeat the name of the local psycho as it would mean he would appear and hack all of you to bits, what would you do?
16. Terror Train (1980)
Forget the rubbish remake, Terror Train is classic horror. A must-see.
15. Alice, Sweet Alice (1976)
14. Black Christmas (1974)
We’ve all had crap Christmases, but it could be worse…
13. Final Destination (2000)
See, making death (or the grim reaper) the baddie, really is not fair.
12. The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
Proof remakes, when done well, really can work.
11. April Fool’s Day (1986)
Some people really take the whole April Fool’s Day thing a little too far.
10. Suspiria (1977)
Horror legend Dario Argento‘s greatest movie.
9. Child’s Play (1988)
We were tempted to put Bride of Chucky in, but stuck with the original.
8. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
Buffy, Jennifer Love Hewitt and the fisherman from death ? now that really is enough to get you hooked.
7. My Bloody Valentine (1981)
Rated by Quentin Tarantino as the ‘greatest slasher movie of all time’. What does he know about movies?
6. The Burning (1981)
We don’t care what anyone says ? this is a brilliant movie. So there.
5. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
Really uncomfortable viewing ? which is usually a good sign of a decent horror flick.
4. Scream (1996)
Breathed new life into the slasher movie genre.
3. Nightmare on Elm Street: Part 1 (1984)
We just can’t get enough of child murderers.
2. Friday 13th: Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)
The best in the series.
1. Halloween (1978)
Simply the best.