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…

  • Satan's Blade

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  • Blood Stalkers

    202

  • Prom Night III: The Last Kiss

    203

  • The American Scream

    204

  • Rumpelstiltskin

    205

  • Offerings

    206

  • I, Madman

    207

  • Hideaway

    208

  • Phantom of the Mall: Eric's Revenge

    209

  • Psycho III

    210

  • He Knows You're Alone

    211

  • Vacations of Terror

    212

  • Grave Robbers

    213

  • Death Spa

    214

  • Schizoid

    215

  • Vultures

    216

  • The Zero Boys

    217

  • Children of the Corn

    218

  • Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers

    219

  • House of Mortal Sin

    220

  • The Phantom of the Opera

    221

  • Innocent Prey

    222

  • Jack the Ripper

    223

  • Hunter's Blood

    224

  • Death Valley

    225

  • American Nightmare

    226

  • Terror

    227

  • Hospital Massacre

    228

  • Naked Massacre

    229

  • The Horror Show

    230

  • The Last Horror Film

    231

  • Lisa, Lisa

    232

  • Silent Madness

    233

  • Hitcher in the Dark

    234

  • Forced Entry

    235

  • Ghosthouse

    236

  • Killer Nun

    237

  • The Seduction

    238

  • The Wind

    239

  • Savage Weekend

    240

  • Twisted Nightmare

    241

  • Escape from Coral Cove

    242

  • Night Game

    243

  • Psychic Killer

    244

  • They're Playing with Fire

    245

  • Edge of Sanity

    246

  • Nightmares

    247

  • Don't Hang Up

    248

  • Wacko

    249

  • To All a Goodnight

    250

  • Grotesque

    251

  • Crawlspace

    252

  • The Toolbox Murders

    253

  • Patrick Still Lives!

    254

  • They Don't Cut the Grass Anymore

    255

  • Mortuary

    256

  • Murder Obsession

    257

  • Mask of Murder

    258

  • The Love Butcher

    259

  • Cassandra

    260

  • Moonstalker

    261

  • Deadly Manor

    262

  • Screamtime

    263

  • Too Scared to Scream

    264

  • Blood Hook

    265

  • Midnight Matinee

    266

  • Effects

    267

  • The Dead Pit

    268

  • Killer Workout

    269

  • Dr. Giggles

    270

  • Blood Song

    271

  • Bloodmoon

    272

  • The Carpenter

    273

  • Deadly Dreams

    274

  • Death Screams

    275

  • Girls Nite Out

    276

  • Demon Warrior

    277

  • Terror Night

    278

  • The Outing

    279

  • Freeway Maniac

    280

  • Strange Behavior

    281

  • Double Exposure

    282

  • Don't Open Till Christmas

    283

  • Slaughterhouse

    284

  • The Long Island Cannibal Massacre

    285

  • Body Parts

    286

  • Cheerleader Camp

    287

  • Nightmare Beach

    288

  • Night of the Scarecrow

    289

  • Evil Laugh

    290

  • Demonwarp

    291

  • Backwoods

    292

  • The Disturbance

    293

  • Shocker

    294

  • Don't Go in the Woods

    295

  • Screamplay

    296

  • Sorority House Massacre

    297

  • Bloody Wednesday

    298

  • Child's Play 3

    299

  • So Sad About Gloria

    300