Top 20 Slashers

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  1. spawningblue

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    Sorry Deathdealer, but I think we all agree, this needed to be done! Expand your list past the usual Halloween and Friday the 13th movies, let's see your top 20 slasher films.

    Here's my list.

    1) Halloween
    2) Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
    3) Black Christmas
    4) Friday the 13th: Part 6 Jason Lives
    5) My Bloody Valentine
    6) Halloween 2
    7) The Burning
    8) Friday the 13th: Part 2
    9) Friday the 13th
    10) Texas Chainsaw Massacre
    11) Nightmare on Elm Street
    12) Terror Train
    13) Halloween 4
    14) Nightmare on Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors
    15) Intruder
    16) April Fool's Day
    17) The Prowler
    18) Sleepaway Camp
    19) Hell Night
    20) Halloween 5
     
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  2. Mutilated Prey

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    1. Friday the 13th Part II
    2. Halloween
    3. The Burning
    4. Madman
    5. The Mutilator
    6. My Bloody Valentine
    7. Texas Chainsaw Massacre
    8. Silent Night, Deadly Night
    9. The Prey
    10. The Prowler
    11. The Slayer
    12. Hell Night
    13. Friday the 13th Part IV
    14. Final Terror
    15. Happy Birthday to Me
    16. Sleepaway Camp
    17. Just Before Dawn
    18. The Town That Dreaded Sundown
    19. Hospital Massacre
    20. Halloween II
     
  3. Night Creep

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    Hell, yeah! Now you're talking!:D

    A Nightmare on Elm Street
    Friday the 13th
    Friday the 13th 2
    Halloween
    Halloween 2
    Madman
    The Burning
    Intruder
    Sleepaway Camp
    Night Screams
    Twisted Nightmare
    House on Sorrority Row
    Zero Boys
    Happy Birthday to Me
    Hell Night
    Silent Night Deadly Night
    The Prowler
    My Bloody Valetine
    Student Bodies
    The Mutilator

    think i don't forget anybody:p
     
  4. fceurich39

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    my top 20 are
    1.Halloween
    2.Friday the 13th the final chapter
    3.the burning
    4.silent night deadly night
    5.alone in the dark
    6.my bloody valentine
    7.madman
    8.halloween II
    9.friday the 13th part 3D
    10.friday the 13th part 2
    11.terror train
    12.prom night
    13.the prowler
    14.hell night
    15.intruder
    16.pieces
    17.slaughter high
    18.student bodies
    19.just before dawn
    20.house on sorority row

    i really don't consider nightmare on elm street or texas chainsaw massacre slashers if i did they would be number 2 and 3 on the list
     
  5. Mattapooh

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    Neat! Here's mine (only the top 5 are in order):

    1) Halloween
    2) Black Christmas
    3) Slumber Party Massacre
    4) House on Sorority Row
    5) The Burning
    6) Friday the 13th
    7) The Prowler
    8) Friday the 13th part 2
    9) Friday the 13th part 3
    10) Friday the 13th part 4
    11) Rituals (Does this count? Seems close enough to me...)
    12) Just Before Dawn
    13) The Prey (God, I wish this was on DVD)
    14) Silent Night, Deadly Night
    15) Sleepaway Camp
    16) Pieces (for pure cheese/humor reasons)
    17) My Bloody Valentine
    18) Prom Night
    19) The Town that Dreaded Sundown (would've been higher without the corniness)
    20) Humongous

    The only problem with a top 20 list is that there's bound to be a LOT of crossover between our lists. Kinda says a lot about the subgenre, I guess.

    Also, as weak as Humongous can be, I'm a huge sucker for a huge mongoloid attacking kids in the woods. Plus that redhead with the blueberries in her cleavage.
     
  6. Mutilated Prey

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    I could easily swap in Humongous and House on Sorority Row into my top 20.
     
  7. YottNik

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    In no particular order and subject to change at a moment's notice.

    Friday the 13th Part 2
    Friday the 13th Part 3
    Pieces
    Sleepaway Camp
    My Bloody Valentine
    Terror Train
    Black Christmas
    Silent Night, Deadly Night
    Slaughter High
    Madman
    Prom Night
    The Initiation
    April Fool's Day
    Stagefright
    Maniac
    Intruder
    Girls Nite Out
    Halloween The Curse of Michael Myers
    The House on Sorority Row
    The Mutilator

    *** I really wanted to include Killer Workout but I couldn't find a way to sneak it in.
     
  8. spawningblue

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    Is Pieces cheesy? I was going to pre-order it as I have heard good things bout it. Cheesy in what way?
     
  9. YottNik

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    Pieces is awesome. Order it with confidence, you won't regret it.
     
  10. Mattapooh

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    Pieces really IS awesome. Imagine the "GARBAGE DAY!" scene from Silent Night, Deadly Night 2 times ten, plus add in a bunch of really crazy kills and a little weirdness. It's an insanely entertaining flick with pretty much everything you'd look for in a slasher.... just don't try to take it all seriously like it's Maniac or something.
     
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  12. eric_angelus

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    OK, a couple of glaring ommisions from my old list corrected here:

    1. Halloween
    2. Friday the 13th Part II
    3. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
    4. Terror Train
    5. He Knows Your Alone
    6. Hell Night
    7. Black Christmas (Can't believe I forgot about this on my previous post!)
    8. The Slumber Party Massacre
    9.The House on Sorority Row
    10.Silent Scream
    11. Tourist Trap
    12. Madman
    13. My Bloody Valentine
    14. Happy Birthday to Me
    15. Sorority House Massacre
    16. The Prowler
    17. Dressed to Kill
    18. Eyes of a Stranger
    19. When A Stranger Calls
    20. Prom Night
     
  13. MorallySound

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    1. Maniac
    2. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
    3. A Nightmare on Elm Street
    4. Halloween
    5. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
    6. High Tension
    7. Wes Craven's New Nightmare
    8. Mother's Day
    9. Black Christmas
    10. My Bloody Valentine
    11. Devil Times Five
    12. Edge of the Axe
    13. The Burning
    14. Killer Workout
    15. The Toolbox Murders
    16. Slaughterhouse
    17. Pieces
    18. The Slumber Party Massacre Part 2
    19. The Mutilator
    20. Freddy Vs. Jason
     
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    1) Halloween
    2) Halloween II
    3) Friday the 13th: The New Blood
    4) Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
    5) Christmas Evil
    6) The Final Terror
    7) Halloween 4
    8) Funeral Home
    9) Just Before Dawn
    10) Maniac Cop 2
    11) Massacre at Central High (totally underrated, IMO)
    12) Prom Night
    13) The Prowler
    14) Sleepaway Camp
    15) My Bloody Valentine
    16) Stage Fright (Australia)
    17) Tourist Trap (arguably not a slasher)
    18) Visiting Hours
    19) The Toolbox Murders
    20) Friday the 13th Part II
     
  15. baggio

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    In no particular order:

    My Bloody Valentine
    Halloween
    Friday the 13th
    The Prowler
    The Burning
    Child's Play
    Psycho
    Black Christmas
    Dressed to Kill
    April Fool's Day
    Twitch of the Death Nerve
    Scream
    Haute Tension
    Tenebre
    Curtains
    Sleepaway Camp
    Night School
    A Blade In the Dark
    When a Stranger Calls
    House on Sorority Row
     
  16. DeathDealer

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    I really wouldnt call Tenebre or Haute Tension SLASHER movies.

    One's a giallo and the other is something else entirely.
     
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    Forgot about A Blade in the Dark, that's a good one! Is it a slasher or a giallo though? They confuse me as a giallo is pretty much just European slasher isn't it, with a mystery aspect to it?

    Now that I think about it, you're right. I changed up Haute Tension for April Fool's Day, because I love that movie and forgot all about it!
     
  18. baggio

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    Giallo's imo are of the slasher variety. One could even say that they are the "inventors" of the slasher. Its where modern day slashers were born from. And Haute Tension, I guess is really not. But its got some of the elements. If the opening scenes are not "slasher" then I don't know what is. Plus, I was running out of ideas for my top 20. I didn't want to put part 2, 3, etc... of Halloween & Friday the 13th. I figured I covered it with the originals of those series. I could have listed a minimum of 4 movies additional from those 2 series. They were really good, but not just for my personal top 20.
     
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  19. rhett

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    Heh, at this point I think I need a top fifty! If I ever get around to it I hope to post an exhaustive list of every slasher ever made in a news article with little mini reviews for each one for reference. It's coming...

    But for right now, here's a nicely expanded top twenty:

    01.Halloween
    02.Friday the 13th, Part II
    03.Madman
    04.Sleepaway Camp
    05.Black Christmas
    06.Prom Night
    07.American Nightmare
    08.Maniac
    09.Final Exam
    10.My Bloody Valentine
    11.Friday the 13th - The Final Chapter
    12.Nightmare at Shadow Woods
    13.Next of Kin
    14.Silent Night, Deadly Night
    15.Prom Night IV: Deliver us from Evil
    16.Honeymoon Horror
    17.April Fool's Day
    18.The Town That Dreaded Sundown
    19.The Prowler
    20.Sledgehammer

    I love A Nightmare on Elm Street, Dressed to Kill, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Tenebre and High Tension, but I don't really think they count.
     
  20. Rockmjd

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    Alphabetically (I can't rank them, too difficult)
    April Fool's Day
    Black Christmas
    The Burning
    Child's Play
    Friday the 13th series
    Halloween series
    Happy Birthday to Me
    The House on Sorority Row
    Maniac
    My Bloody Valentine
    A Nightmare on Elm Street series
    Prom Night
    The Prowler
    Silent Night, Deadly Night
    Sleepaway Camp
    Slumber Party Massacre
    Stage Fright
    Terror Train
    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
    Twitch of the Death Nerve

    Ones I could never get into:
    The Funhouse
    Hell Night
    I Know What You Did Last Summer
    Scream
     

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