The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Slasher Films (1974 - 1995)

It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of slasher films, and here I've tried to compile a list of all the ones I've seen, ranked from favorite to least favorite. I've only included films made between 1974 and 1995. Why? Well, to me, the American slasher film (not counting Psycho and Peeping Tom (both 1960)) started with Black Christmas and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (both 1974) and was then resurrected in 1996 with the release of Wes Craven's Scream.

It's not easy to define a slasher film, but I've done my best to only include films with enough "slasher elements" for them to be considered part of the (sub-)genre.

Some films that could be considered slashers, but aren't included…

  • Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh

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  • Friday the 13th Part III

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  • Heartbeat 100

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  • Curtains

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  • White of the Eye

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  • Sleepwalker

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  • Retribution

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  • Blood Rage

    108

  • Night Caller

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  • Deranged

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  • Devil Returns

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  • The Island

    112

  • Patrick

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  • The Beasts

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  • Sketch

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  • Trauma

    116

  • Next of Kin

    117

  • Frightmare

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  • The Driller Killer

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  • The Phantom Killer

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  • The Stepfather

    121

  • Stepfather II

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  • Evil Dead Trap

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  • Coda

    124

  • The Comeback

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  • Phantom of Death

    126

  • Dolls

    127

  • The Ghost Dance

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  • Unhinged

    129

  • Island of Blood

    130

  • Missing Man

    131

  • American Gothic

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  • Mirage

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  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

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  • Deadly Blessing

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  • Blood Diner

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  • Sweet Sixteen

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  • Student Bodies

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  • Chopping Mall

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  • Blood Tracks

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  • The Clairvoyant

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  • Madhouse

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  • Mikey

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  • Cries in the Night

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  • Edge of the Axe

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  • Terminal Choice

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  • Ghostkeeper

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  • Brainscan

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  • Blood Link

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  • Evil Judgment

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  • Bloody Birthday

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  • Pandemonium

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  • The Final Terror

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  • Game Over

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  • Hide And Go Shriek

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  • Humongous

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  • Puppet Master

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  • Don't Panic

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  • Frightmare

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  • The Guard from the Underground

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  • Faceless

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  • Hell's Trap

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  • Eaten Alive

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  • Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III

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  • Eyes of Laura Mars

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  • Don't Answer the Phone!

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  • Passionate Killing in the Dream

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  • When a Stranger Calls Back

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  • Lady Stay Dead

    169

  • Fear City: A Family-Style Comedy

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  • Cemetery of Terror

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  • Psycho Cop Returns

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  • Who's Killer

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  • Rainy Night's Killer

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  • In Between Loves

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  • The Red Panther

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  • Out of the Dark

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  • Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II

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  • Final Exam

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  • The Unseen

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  • The Fan

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  • Fear

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  • The Deadly Intruder

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  • Hollow Gate

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  • Ghost Killer

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  • Blood Frenzy

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  • Wolf

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  • Honeymoon Horror

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  • Rush Week

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  • Body Count

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  • Hell High

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  • Scary Movie

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  • Leprechaun

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  • Memorial Valley Massacre

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  • Psycho IV: The Beginning

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  • Slumber Party Massacre III

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  • Hard to Die

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  • Exposed to Danger

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  • Fatal Games

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  • Midnight Ride

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