If you find yourself being chased by a slow-walking maniac, remember to always tie your shoes and watch your footing. The slasher subgenre of horror films has produced some of the most recognizable terrifying villains, scary movie tropes, and endless sequels. These are our rankings of the Best Slasher Movies.
Title: Child's Play
Release Date: November 9, 1988
Plot: A single mother gives her son a much sought-after doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer.
Release Date: October 29, 2004
Plot: Two strangers awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there, and soon discover they're pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a notorious serial killer.
Release Date: December 20, 1996
Plot: A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game.
Title: You're Next
Release Date: August 23, 2013
Plot: When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of the victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back.
Title: Halloween II
Release Date: October 30, 1981
Plot: While Sheriff Brackett and Dr. Loomis hunt for Michael Myers, a traumatized Laurie is rushed to hospital, and the serial killer is not far behind her.
Title: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Release Date: October 11, 1974
Plot: Two siblings and three of their friends en route to visit their grandfather's grave in Texas end up falling victim to a family of cannibalistic psychopaths and must survive the terrors of Leatherface and his family.
Title: A Nightmare on Elm Street
Release Date: November 16, 1984
Plot: The monstrous spirit of a slain child murderer seeks revenge by invading the dreams of teenagers whose parents were responsible for his untimely death.
Title: Friday the 13th
Release Date: May 9, 1980
Plot: A group of camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp which was the site of a child's drowning and a grisly double murder years before.
Release Date: September 8, 1960
Plot: A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.
Release Date: October 27, 1978
Plot: Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.