Death Has Come to Your Town, Sheriff (a.k.a. A Bay of Blood): A Continuing Ranking of Slashers (1974 - 1990)

In Brian De Palma's Blow Out — a high-octane thriller released in 1981 — the opening scene gives the audience the point of view of a killer as he makes his way through a college dorm house. He spies on gorgeous gals as they gossip, dance, and fornicate, even catching one masturbate with the door open. In the end, the scene closes with the killer securing a hopeless and nude target, and one who screams rather awfully. The film isn't a Slasher, but it depicts the genre quite exquisitely.
Anyway... Slashers are pretty fucking awesome. Thought I'd compile a ranking. Will add and review more to the list.

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  • Halloween

    1

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    2

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street

    3

  • Black Christmas

    4

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

    5

  • Anguish

    6

  • The Final Terror

    7

  • Sleepaway Camp

    8

  • Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

    9

  • Terror Train

    10

  • Next of Kin

    11

  • Alice, Sweet Alice

    12

  • Friday the 13th Part 2

    13

  • Friday the 13th

    14

  • Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker

    15

  • Bloody Moon

    16

  • The Slumber Party Massacre

    17

  • Dolls

    18

  • Child's Play

    19

  • Halloween II

    20

  • StageFright: Aquarius

    21

  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

    22

  • The Funhouse

    23

  • April Fool's Day

    24

  • Slumber Party Massacre II

    25

  • Happy Birthday to Me

    26

  • Prom Night III: The Last Kiss

    27

  • Christmas Evil

    28

  • My Bloody Valentine

    29

  • Intruder

    30

  • Pieces

    31

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge

    32

  • The Burning

    33

  • The Mutilator

    34

  • Hack-O-Lantern

    35

  • Child's Play 2

    36

  • Memorial Valley Massacre

    37

  • The Incubus

    38

  • Maniac

    39

  • Just Before Dawn

    40

  • Dark Night of the Scarecrow

    41

  • The House on Sorority Row

    42

  • Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

    43

  • The Prowler

    44

  • Tourist Trap

    45

  • Splatter University

    46

  • Devil Times Five

    47

  • Curtains

    48

  • Blood Rage

    49

  • The Outing

    50

  • Slaughter High

    51

  • He Knows You're Alone

    52

  • Friday the 13th Part III

    53

  • Sorority House Massacre II

    54

  • Chopping Mall

    55

  • Evil Laugh

    56

  • To All a Goodnight

    57

  • Murder-Rock: Dancing Death

    58

  • Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood

    59

  • Motel Hell

    60

  • The Zero Boys

    61

  • Slumber Party Massacre III

    62

  • Girls Nite Out

    63

  • Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

    64

  • Rush Week

    65

  • Pledge Night

    66

  • Silent Night, Deadly Night

    67

  • Cheerleader Camp

    68

  • Death Spa

    69

  • Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers

    70

  • Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II

    71

  • The Dorm That Dripped Blood

    72

  • Hell Night

    73

  • The Initiation

    74

  • Scalps

    75

  • Killer Party

    76

  • Mortuary

    77

  • The Slayer

    78

  • Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan

    79

  • Alone in the Dark

    80

  • Prom Night

    81

  • Killer Workout

    82

  • Visiting Hours

    83

  • Maniac Cop

    84

  • Hide And Go Shriek

    85

  • The Prey

    86

  • Bloody Birthday

    87

  • Humongous

    88

  • Blood Tracks

    89

  • Superstition

    90

  • Hard to Die

    91

  • Eyes of a Stranger

    92

  • The Unseen

    93

  • Edge of the Axe

    94

  • Corpse Mania

    95

  • Iced

    96

  • The Chill Factor

    97

  • Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers

    98

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master

    99

  • Deadly Manor

    100