Best 80s Slasher Movies

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Best 80s Slasher Movies

Have you heard these Best 80s Slasher Movies? We guarantee you'll find some new films. Here are 25 of the top ones.

Halloween (1978)

Halloween
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From John Carpenter, starring Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran, Nancy Kyes
Rated R

Halloween is an American horror film released in 1978, directed by John Carpenter and co-written with Debra Hill. In the town of Haddonfield, Illinois, on Halloween night of 1963, a 6-year-old boy named Michael Myers brutally murdered his older sister. 15 years later, Myers escapes from a psychiatric hospital, returning to his hometown to terrorize the townspeople, while being pursued by his psychiatrist, Dr. Sam Loomis. The film follows Laurie Strode, a high school student babysitting on Halloween night, as she is targeted by Myers. As the night progresses, Laurie and her friends must fight for their lives as Myers relentlessly stalks them. Meanwhile, Loomis attempts to stop him before he can strike again. The film is widely regarded as one of the most influential horror films of all time and is credited with popularizing the slasher genre.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Tobe Hooper, starring Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain
Rated R

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

A Nightmare on Elm Street
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Wes Craven, starring Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, John Saxon
Rated R

Phenomena (1985)

Phenomena
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Dario Argento, starring Jennifer Connelly, Donald Pleasence, Daria Nicolodi, Dalila Di Lazzaro
Rated R

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Chuck Russell, starring Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Craig Wasson, Patricia Arquette
Rated R

Halloween II (1981)

Halloween II
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Rick Rosenthal, starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Charles Cyphers, Jeffrey Kramer
Rated R

Friday the 13th (1980)

Friday the 13th
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Sean S. Cunningham, starring Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor, Robbi Morgan
Rated R

Maniac (1980)

Maniac
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From William Lustig, starring Joe Spinell, Caroline Munro, Abigail Clayton, Kelly Piper
Rated R

The Burning (1981)

The Burning
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Tony Maylam, starring Brian Matthews, Leah Ayres, Brian Backer, Larry Joshua
Rated R

Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker (1981)

Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From William Asher, starring Jimmy McNichol, Susan Tyrrell, Bo Svenson, Marcia Lewis
Rated R

10 to Midnight (1983)

10 to Midnight
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From J. Lee Thompson, starring Charles Bronson, Lisa Eilbacher, Andrew Stevens, Gene Davis
Rated R

Sleepaway Camp (1983)

Sleepaway Camp
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Robert Hiltzik, starring Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tiersten, Karen Fields, Christopher Collet
Rated R

My Bloody Valentine (1981)

My Bloody Valentine
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From George Mihalka, starring Paul Kelman, Lori Hallier, Neil Affleck, Keith Knight
Rated R

Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

Friday the 13th Part 2
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Steve Miner, starring Betsy Palmer, Amy Steel, John Furey, Adrienne King
Rated R

Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)

Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Joseph Zito, starring Erich Anderson, Judie Aronson, Peter Barton, Kimberly Beck
Rated R

Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)

Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Tom McLoughlin, starring Thom Mathews, Jennifer Cooke, David Kagen, Kerry Noonan
Rated R

Happy Birthday to Me (1981)

Happy Birthday to Me
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From J. Lee Thompson, starring Melissa Sue Anderson, Glenn Ford, Lawrence Dane, Sharon Acker
Rated R

Pieces (1982)

Pieces
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Juan Piquer Simón, starring Christopher George, Lynda Day George, Frank Braña, Edmund Purdom
Rated Not Rated

Alone in the Dark (1982)

Alone in the Dark
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Jack Sholder, starring Jack Palance, Donald Pleasence, Martin Landau, Dwight Schultz
Rated R

The Prowler (1981)

The Prowler
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Joseph Zito, starring Vicky Dawson, Christopher Goutman, Lawrence Tierney, Farley Granger
Rated R

The House on Sorority Row (1982)

The House on Sorority Row
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Mark Rosman, starring Kate McNeil, Eileen Davidson, Janis Ward, Robin Meloy
Rated R

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
★★★★
★★★★
2.3 out of 4 stars

From Dwight H. Little, starring Donald Pleasence, Ellie Cornell, Danielle Harris, George P. Wilbur
Rated R

Terror Train (1980)

Terror Train
★★★★
★★★★
2.3 out of 4 stars

From Roger Spottiswoode, starring Ben Johnson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Hart Bochner, David Copperfield
Rated R

Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

Silent Night, Deadly Night
★★★★
★★★★
2.3 out of 4 stars

From Charles E. Sellier Jr., starring Lilyan Chauvin, Gilmer McCormick, Toni Nero, Robert Brian Wilson
Rated R

Friday the 13th Part III (1982)

Friday the 13th Part III
★★★★
★★★★
2.2 out of 4 stars

From Steve Miner, starring Dana Kimmell, Tracie Savage, Richard Brooker, Terry Ballard
Rated R

 



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