Top 10 Slasher Movies

Top 10 lists will be a list of 10 movies that will be published once a week and will either have to do with a movie coming out that week or just what I want to do at the time. 

Anyone who has listened to our podcast (and if you haven’t you should check it out- episode 1, episode 2) knows we are doing a Countdown to Halloween of sorts.  This week’s episode (to be released tonight or tomorrow) will be all about our favorite and least favorite slasher films. To echo that, and because I couldn’t think of a list to do based on any movie coming out this weekend, here are my Top 10 slasher movies of all time.

10. Child’s Play

– The idea of a doll coming to life and murdering people is equally terrifying and stupid.  Seriously they should just kick the thing like an American football and solve everything.

9. Friday the 13th 3

– Purely on the list because it’s the first movie in which we see Jason in his iconic mask.

8. Texas Chainsaw Massacre

– Talking about the original here, folks.  Not the really bad sequels and remakes and reboots.

7. Halloween (2007)

– One of the better horror remake’s, Rob Zombie does a good job delving into why Michael Myers is the way he is.  It would have been better if it didn’t go all Lord of the Rings Return of the King and end 12 different times.

6. Halloween 2

– I watched this the other day to catch up on slasher films before the podcast and it turns out to be pretty good- especially as far as horror sequels go.

5. New Nightmare

– Another one I recently watched, I loved the idea this movie was going for.  If it didn’t try to do a little too much at times and had a better ending, it would be even higher.  But it is still by far the best sequel in the Elm Street franchise.

4. Scream

– Another inventive movie by Wes Craven.  It’s fun and very entertaining.  It also has a better story than most of these types of movies.

3. Friday the 13th

– It’s a fun, campy slasher with some good twists and begins the legend of one of the greatest and most iconic horror movie villains ever.

2. Halloween

– Somehow I didn’t put this movie in my top 10 horror movies of all time list and the more I think about it, the more I think that was a mistake.  It’s actually a pretty great (and scary) movie.

1. Nightmare on Elm Street

– Halloween is probably the better movie overall, but I find Nightmare more entertaining and at times a little scarier.

Honorable mentions: Friday the 13th Part 2, Candyman

What are your favorite slasher movies? Let me know in the comments.

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