Slasher movies I'm considering to watch

by mattiasflgrtll6 | created - 04 Jul 2016 | updated - 3 months ago | Public

I didn't like the genre at first, but really changed my mind until I saw some great or at least fun ones. These are slashers I might give a watch later on since they look entertaining or funny enough. I might update with my thoughts on those I've seen later on. I will also add more picks.

(NOTE: There are those I already *know* I will watch in the near future, so Nightmare On Elm Street 5-7 are not on the list)

Anyone is free to offer me more suggestions.

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1. Blacula (1972)

PG | 93 min | Fantasy, Horror, Romance

An ancient African prince, turned into a vampire by Dracula himself, finds himself in modern Los Angeles.

Director: William Crain | Stars: William Marshall, Vonetta McGee, Denise Nicholas, Thalmus Rasulala

Votes: 5,385 | Gross: $2.18M

Blacula! XD I gotta watch this as soon as possible.

2. The Last House on the Left (1972)

R | 84 min | Horror, Thriller

68 Metascore

Two teenage girls head to a rock concert for one's birthday. While trying to score marijuana in the city, they are kidnapped and brutalized by a gang of psychotic convicts.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Sandra Peabody, Lucy Grantham, David Hess, Fred J. Lincoln

Votes: 30,698 | Gross: $3.10M

A very obvious choice.

3. The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

64 Metascore

On the way to California, a family has the misfortune to have their car break down in an area closed to the public, and inhabited by violent savages ready to attack.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Suze Lanier-Bramlett, Robert Houston, Martin Speer, Dee Wallace

Votes: 27,848 | Gross: $25.00M

This one seems really good. Not really excited for the remake though, even though I very much liked Aja's Mirrors.

4. The Toolbox Murders (1978)

R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A ski-masked maniac kills apartment complex tenants with the contents of a toolbox.

Director: Dennis Donnelly | Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Pamelyn Ferdin, Wesley Eure, Nicolas Beauvy

Votes: 3,145

Looks creepy.

WATCHED: It wasn't that creepy, but an interesting watch. It's very, very 70's in style and tone. What's also to note is that the first and second half feel like almost completely different movies. The first is like an "entertainment horror" where you just see a goofy villain slash everyone down with ease, with even a soft core porn-esque scene inbetween... while the second is more in line with a detective mystery where twists are revealed one after one. I recommend it, even though it gets very slow in some parts. 7.5/10

5. I Spit on Your Grave (1978)

R | 101 min | Horror, Thriller

19 Metascore

An aspiring writer is repeatedly gang-raped, humiliated, and left for dead by four men whom she systematically hunts down to seek revenge.

Director: Meir Zarchi | Stars: Camille Keaton, Eron Tabor, Richard Pace, Anthony Nichols

Votes: 24,639

Disturbing plot, but incredibly interesting at the same time.

WATCHED: Incredible! The movie was excellently directed and very gritty, even by 70's standards. The acting was great as well, and even though it's exploitation, the subject matter hits you very hard and is a very effective "*beep* you" to the condenscending sexist creeps out there. There's a very important message, which is worth holding onto. Powerful and really, really scary. An important piece of cinema which deserves extensive analyzing. 9/10

6. Tourist Trap (1979)

PG | 90 min | Horror

A group of young friends stranded at a secluded roadside museum are stalked by a masked assailant who uses his telekenetic powers to control the attraction's mannequins.

Director: David Schmoeller | Stars: Chuck Connors, Jocelyn Jones, Jon Van Ness, Robin Sherwood

Votes: 7,314

Already the poster is spooky!

WATCHED: Terrific spooky dolls-gone-mad film. There are many things to love about it, but especially Chuck Connors' brilliantly demented performance as Mr. Slausen. 9/10

7. Phantasm (1979)

R | 89 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

72 Metascore

A teenage boy and his friends face off against a mysterious grave robber known only as the Tall Man, who keeps a lethal arsenal of terrible weapons with him.

Director: Don Coscarelli | Stars: A. Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, Reggie Bannister, Kathy Lester

Votes: 29,707 | Gross: $11.99M

The 70's had some of the most iconic horror movies ever made, and this looks like it could be one of them!

8. Maniac (1980)

R | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

22 Metascore

A psychotic man, troubled by his childhood abuse, loose in New York City, kills young women and takes their scalps as his trophies. Will he find the perfect woman in a photographer, and end his killing spree?

Director: William Lustig | Stars: Joe Spinell, Caroline Munro, Abigail Clayton, Kelly Piper

Votes: 13,041

Weird as it sounds, I actually want to see him find love. Never hurts with a happy horror movie ending once in a while! :P

9. Motel Hell (1980)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

64 Metascore

A seemingly friendly farmer and his sister kidnap unsuspecting travelers and bury them alive, using them to create the "special meat" they are famous for.

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Rory Calhoun, Paul Linke, Nancy Parsons, Nina Axelrod

Votes: 9,172 | Gross: $6.34M

I've seen horror movies about hotels, but not motels. This could be interesting.

10. Terror Train (1980)

R | 97 min | Horror, Thriller

Three years after a prank that went terribly awry, the six college students responsible are targeted by a masked killer at a New Year's Eve party aboard a moving train.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Ben Johnson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Hart Bochner, David Copperfield

Votes: 8,849

One of those cases where the poster alone is enough to allure me.

WATCHED: I really liked this. Fun with its own unique kind of feel to it. Nice mystery, albeit its predictability. 8/10

11. Cardiac Arrest (1980)

PG | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

The "Missing Heart Murders" are plaguing San Francisco - dead bodies that turn up with their hears surgically removed! So a weak-stomached homicide cop looks into the possibilities of a ... See full summary »

Director: Murray Mintz | Stars: Garry Goodrow, Michael Paul Chan, Max Gail, Susan O'Connell

Votes: 147

Sure, why not :)

12. New Year's Evil (1980)

R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

33 Metascore

During a New Year's Eve celebration, a Los Angeles disc jockey receives a phone call saying that when New Year's strikes in each time zone, someone will be murdered - and she will be the last one.

Director: Emmett Alston | Stars: Roz Kelly, Kip Niven, Chris Wallace, Grant Cramer

Votes: 2,348

I'm a sucker for holiday horror.

WATCHED: Very decent, almost approaching good sometimes. Had its problems, but the fair share of chills and the villain of the movie (he wasn't scary of whatever, but intimidating) made it a fun time. 7/10

13. Halloween II (1981)

R | 92 min | Horror

40 Metascore

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.

Director: Rick Rosenthal | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Charles Cyphers, Jeffrey Kramer

Votes: 69,994 | Gross: $25.53M

I liked the first, and this looks good too. The third one looks awful though, and I'm not sure about the others.

14. Bloody Birthday (1981)

R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

49 Metascore

Three children are born at the height of an eclipse of the sun. Ten years later, they begin to murder the people around them - even their family members.

Director: Ed Hunt | Stars: Lori Lethin, Melinda Cordell, Julie Brown, Joe Penny

Votes: 3,801

Creepy, murderous kids? I'M IN!

15. Graduation Day (1981)

R | 96 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A masked killer begins murdering students on the school track team after a track runner dies upon completion of a 30 second 200-meter race.

Director: Herb Freed | Stars: Christopher George, Patch Mackenzie, E. Danny Murphy, E.J. Peaker

Votes: 3,123 | Gross: $23.89M

Happy graduation, you poor fools! :D

16. Happy Birthday to Me (1981)

R | 110 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

24 Metascore

At the snobby Crawford Academy, Virginia's group of friends start to go missing years after horrible events that happened to her as a child around her birthday.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Melissa Sue Anderson, Glenn Ford, Lawrence Dane, Sharon Acker

Votes: 7,670

Melissa Sue Anderson! :D

17. Final Exam (1981)

R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

A psycho killer shows up on college campus to slash up pretty co-eds and dumb jocks.

Director: Jimmy Huston | Stars: Cecile Bagdadi, Joel S. Rice, Ralph Brown, DeAnna Robbins

Votes: 2,888

Lookin' forward to seeing them getting ex... terminated instead.

Okay, that was bad. Still, this movie looks all right.

18. Hell Night (1981)

R | 101 min | Horror, Thriller

Four college pledges are forced to spend the night in a deserted old mansion, where they are stalked by the monstrous survivor of a family massacre years earlier.

Director: Tom DeSimone | Stars: Linda Blair, Vincent Van Patten, Peter Barton, Kevin Brophy

Votes: 5,593

After I see The Exorcist, I will also get to this one.

Edit: I've seen The Exorcist, and it was great. I'm still planning on watching this too.

19. The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)

R | 77 min | Horror

A high school student's slumber party turns terrifying as an escaped mental patient with a drill decides to crash the evening.

Director: Amy Holden Jones | Stars: Michelle Michaels, Robin Stille, Michael Villella, Debra De Liso

Votes: 9,463

Hahaha

WATCHED: I really liked this movie. It was funny and effectively creepy at the same time. And even though the producers interfered, there's quite a large chunk of satire left. 8.2/10

20. Psycho II (1983)

R | 113 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

54 Metascore

After twenty-two years of psychiatric care, Norman Bates attempts to return to a life of solitude, but the specters of his crimes - and his mother - continue to haunt him.

Director: Richard Franklin | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, Meg Tilly, Robert Loggia

Votes: 22,151 | Gross: $34.73M

Anthony Perkins alone will be worth the ride.

21. Sleepaway Camp (1983)

R | 84 min | Horror

58 Metascore

Angela Baker, a traumatized and very shy young girl, is sent to summer camp with her cousin. Shortly after her arrival, anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions gets their comeuppance.

Director: Robert Hiltzik | Stars: Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tiersten, Karen Fields, Christopher Collet

Votes: 23,823 | Gross: $11.00M

One of those must-see classics.

22. Children of the Corn (1984)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

45 Metascore

A young couple is trapped in a remote town where a dangerous religious cult of children believes that everyone over age 18 must be killed.

Director: Fritz Kiersch | Stars: Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton, R.G. Armstrong, John Franklin

Votes: 44,648 | Gross: $14.57M

Absolutely! High possibility of being a classic.

WATCHED: It's more funny than scary, but pretty nice nevertheless. 8/10

23. April Fool's Day (1986)

R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery

49 Metascore

Nine college students staying at a friend's remote island mansion begin to fall victim to an unseen murderer over the April Fool's Day weekend.

Director: Fred Walton | Stars: Deborah Foreman, Griffin O'Neal, Clayton Rohner, Jay Baker

Votes: 13,086 | Gross: $12.95M

Well like I said, I like holiday horror a lot.

24. House (1985)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

44 Metascore

A troubled writer moves into a haunted house after inheriting it from his aunt.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: William Katt, Kay Lenz, George Wendt, Richard Moll

Votes: 21,685 | Gross: $19.44M

25. Psycho III (1986)

R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

58 Metascore

Norman Bates falls in love with a fallen nun who stays at the Bates Motel alongside a drifter and a curious reporter. Meanwhile, "mother" is still watching.

Director: Anthony Perkins | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Diana Scarwid, Jeff Fahey, Roberta Maxwell

Votes: 12,128 | Gross: $14.48M

Same reason as with the second one.

26. StageFright (1987)

Unrated | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

A group of stage actors lock themselves in the theater for a rehearsal of their upcoming musical production, unaware that an escaped psychopath has sneaked into the theater with them.

Director: Michele Soavi | Stars: David Brandon, Barbara Cupisti, Domenico Fiore, Robert Gligorov

Votes: 6,235

Solid plot and has a fairly good (by horror standards) rating.

27. Video Violence (1987 Video)

Unrated | 90 min | Horror

A husband and wife open a video store in a new town, and come to find out that the locals only rent horror films and the "occasional triple X'er", and make their own snuff videos.

Director: Gary P. Cohen | Stars: Gary Schwartz, Chick Kaplan, Robin Leeds, Paige Price

Votes: 674

WATCHED: It's okay. I was entertained watching it, the dark humor was great and the acting was hilariously bad (although the two leads are acted okay). But at times it could be a little bit sluggish, and the ending is oddly vague when it comes to the fate of our main characters. If you haven't got anything anything better to do and just want something goofy, recommended. 5.5/10

Funniest premise ever! I will skip the sequels though.

28. The Stepfather (1987)

R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

After murdering his entire family, a man marries a widow with a teenage daughter in another town and prepares to do it all over again.

Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: Terry O'Quinn, Jill Schoelen, Shelley Hack, Charles Lanyer

Votes: 12,085 | Gross: $2.49M

29. Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988)

R | 80 min | Comedy, Horror

Angela, supposedly reformed and living under an assumed surname, is working at a summer camp. However, when the campers start misbehaving, she soon reverts to her old ways.

Director: Michael A. Simpson | Stars: Pamela Springsteen, Renée Estevez, Tony Higgins, Valerie Hartman

Votes: 9,464

Doesn't seem that bad actually.

30. American Gothic (1987)

R | 90 min | Horror

A group of travellers make emergency landing on an island in the Pacific Northwest after their seaplane malfunctioned, and stumble across an isolated and psychopathic family.

Director: John Hough | Stars: Sarah Torgov, Terence Kelly, Mark Erickson, Caroline Barclay

Votes: 2,990

God those people on the poster are creepy-looking.

31. Cheerleader Camp (1988)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

A group of cheerleaders become the targets of an unknown killer at a remote summer camp.

Director: John Quinn | Stars: Betsy Russell, Leif Garrett, Lucinda Dickey, Lorie Griffin

Votes: 2,906

Looks hilariously dumb.

WATCHED: It's hardly an Oscar winner, but a really entertaining movie to watch. Lots of hilarious lines and odd moments, plus it does get suspenseful in the last thirty minutes. 8/10

32. Child's Play 3 (1991)

R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

27 Metascore

Chucky returns for revenge against Andy, the young boy who defeated him, and now a teenager living in a military academy.

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Justin Whalin, Perrey Reeves, Jeremy Sylvers, Travis Fine

Votes: 33,835 | Gross: $14.96M

Looks better than the two sequels after it.

33. Candyman (1992)

R | 99 min | Horror, Thriller

61 Metascore

The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.

Director: Bernard Rose | Stars: Virginia Madsen, Xander Berkeley, Tony Todd, Kasi Lemmons

Votes: 62,577 | Gross: $25.79M

I LOVE Tony Todd, this is a must-see!

WATCHED: And indeed it was. 9/10

34. Leprechaun 2 (1994)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

On his one thousandth birthday, an evil leprechaun selects the descendant of one of his slaves to have as his bride, leaving it up to the girl's boyfriend to save her.

Director: Rodman Flender | Stars: Warwick Davis, Charlie Heath, Shevonne Durkin, Sandy Baron

Votes: 8,159 | Gross: $2.26M

I had a lot of laughs with the first one, so yeah absolutely!

35. The Mangler (1995)

R | 106 min | Horror, Mystery

8 Metascore

A laundry-folding machine has been possessed by a demon, causing it to develop homicidal tendencies.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Robert Englund, Ted Levine, Daniel Matmor, Jeremy Crutchley

Votes: 7,977 | Gross: $1.78M

Oh, King... You are crazy!

WATCHED: And crazy it was, but also shockingly well made. While I couldn't laughing from how bat shit INSANE this movie was, it also had biting social commentary on how tearing working in the industry can be. 8/10

36. Leprechaun 4: In Space (1996 Video)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

Our deadly leprechaun is in space to woo a beautiful princess who is impressed with his gold and desires to separate him from it.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: Warwick Davis, Brent Jasmer, Jessica Collins, Guy Siner

Votes: 6,060

Looks even funnier than the second one!

37. Uncle Sam (1996 Video)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror

Desert Storm vet who was killed in combat rises from the grave on July Fourth, to kill the unpatriotic citizens of his hometown, after some teens burn an American flag over his burial site.

Director: William Lustig | Stars: William Smith, David 'Shark' Fralick, Christopher Ogden, Leslie Neale

Votes: 2,228

I've always wanted a movie about Uncle Sam, and here we are! XD

38. Scream (1996)

R | 111 min | Horror, Mystery

65 Metascore

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.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Skeet Ulrich

Votes: 270,535 | Gross: $103.05M

Obvious choice.

39. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery

52 Metascore

Four young friends bound by a tragic accident are reunited when they find themselves being stalked by a hook-wielding maniac in their small seaside town.

Director: Jim Gillespie | Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anne Heche, Ryan Phillippe

Votes: 126,972 | Gross: $72.59M

I've been wanting to see this movie for a looooooooong time. I feel like it's time soon!

WATCHED: A lot of fun. It's genuinely unsettling at times, and the acting while hardly Oscarworthy is pretty good.

40. Scream 2 (1997)

R | 120 min | Horror, Mystery

63 Metascore

Two years after the first series of murders, as Sydney acclimates to college life, someone donning the Ghostface costume begins a new string of killings.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Jada Pinkett Smith

Votes: 149,194 | Gross: $101.36M

41. I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)

R | 100 min | Horror, Mystery

21 Metascore

The murderous fisherman with a hook is back to once again stalk the two surviving teens, Julie and Ray, who had left him for dead, as well as cause even more murder and mayhem, this time at a posh island resort.

Director: Danny Cannon | Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Freddie Prinze Jr., Brandy Norwood, Mekhi Phifer

Votes: 65,614 | Gross: $40.00M

42. The Dentist 2 (1998)

R | 100 min | Horror, Thriller

Dr. Caine, the murdering dentist from the original movie, has escaped from the mental hospital where he has been since being caught. Hoping to resume a normal life, he makes his way to a ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Yuzna | Stars: Corbin Bernsen, Jillian McWhirter, Jeff Doucette, Susanne Wright

Votes: 3,177

The Dentist is one helluva underrated cult classic. And The Dentist 2 could very well be one too.

WATCHED: It's actually very good. You learn about what happened to Feinstone and the character development is well-done. Corbin Bernsen is also of course still fantastic. This movie is even *more* underrated, with the rating sitting at an unfair 4.2. 8/10

43. Scream 3 (2000)

R | 116 min | Horror, Mystery

56 Metascore

While Sidney and her friends visit the Hollywood set of Stab 3, the third film based on the Woodsboro murders, another Ghostface killer rises to terrorize them.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Liev Schreiber

Votes: 117,959 | Gross: $89.14M

(For some reason I'm interested in this one, but not so much the fourth one)

44. Killjoy (2000 Video)

R | 72 min | Fantasy, Horror

Three youngsters encounter an evil clown.

Director: Craig Ross Jr. | Stars: Ángel Vargas, Vera Yell, Lee Marks, Dee Dee Austin

Votes: 1,710

So bad it's good?

After the time of writing this it actually kinda starts to look a little painful, but we'll see.