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Power Rankings: Slasher Movies

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.


Title: Saw

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.


Title: Scream

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.


Title: Psycho

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.


Title: Halloween

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.

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