Guide to Grindhouse Genres: Slashers

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1. The Abomination (1986)

100 min | Horror

3.9
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An old woman coughs up what she believes to be a tumor. While asleep, the thing crawls inside of her son and reproduces inside him, then causes him to go on a killing spree to feed it.

Director: Bret McCormick | Stars: Scott Davis, Jude Johnson, Blue Thompson, Brad McCormick

Votes: 457

2. Absurd (1981)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror

5.4
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A priest comes to a small town to help get rid of a monster whose blood coagulates very fast. This creates problems as the monster is very hard to kill and then decides to go on a killing spree of its own.

Director: Joe D'Amato | Stars: George Eastman, Annie Belle, Charles Borromel, Katya Berger

Votes: 1,683

3. Alice Sweet Alice (1976)

R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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After a young girl is brutally murdered during her first communion, her strange and withdrawn older sister becomes the main suspect. But are the authorities mistaken?

Director: Alfred Sole | Stars: Linda Miller, Mildred Clinton, Paula E. Sheppard, Niles McMaster

Votes: 6,760

4. Alone in the Dark (1982)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

6.2
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A quartet of murderous psychopaths break out of a mental hospital during a power blackout and lay siege to their doctor's house.

Director: Jack Sholder | Stars: Jack Palance, Donald Pleasence, Martin Landau, Dwight Schultz

Votes: 3,250

5. American Nightmare (1983)

R | 88 min | Horror, Crime, Thriller

5.2
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A man investigates the disappearance of his sister with the help of her roommate. He uncovers a trail of prostitution, incest, blackmail...and murder.

Director: Don McBrearty | Stars: Lawrence Day, Lora Staley, Neil Dainard, Lenore Zann

Votes: 295

6. Antropophagus (1980)

R | 90 min | Horror

5.4
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A group of tourists become stranded on an uninhabited island where they are stalked by an insane, violent, and grotesque killer that slaughtered the town's former residents.

Director: Joe D'Amato | Stars: Tisa Farrow, Saverio Vallone, Serena Grandi, Margaret Mazzantini

Votes: 4,264

7. April Fool's Day (1986)

R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery

6.2
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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: 11,653 | Gross: $12.95M

8. Basket Case (1982)

91 min | Comedy, Horror

6.1
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A young man carrying a big basket that contains his extremely deformed Siamese-twin brother seeks vengeance on the doctors who separated them against their will.

Director: Frank Henenlotter | Stars: Kevin Van Hentenryck, Terri Susan Smith, Beverly Bonner, Robert Vogel

Votes: 12,806

9. Black Christmas (1974)

R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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During their Christmas break, a group of sorority girls are stalked by a stranger.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, John Saxon

Votes: 24,799 | Gross: $4.05M

10. Blood Rage (1987)

Not Rated | 82 min | Horror

5.9
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As kids, Todd is institutionalized for a murder whilst his twin goes free. 10 years later, on Thanksgiving, Todd escapes and a killing spree begins in his neighborhood.

Director: John Grissmer | Stars: Louise Lasser, Mark Soper, Julie Gordon, Jayne Bentzen

Votes: 1,650

11. Bloody Birthday (1981)

R | 85 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.7
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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: 3,095

12. Die Säge des Todes (1981)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.3
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Girls are killed at a language-school in Spain.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Olivia Pascal, Christoph Moosbrugger, Nadja Gerganoff, Jasmin Losensky

Votes: 1,376

13. The Burning (1981)

R | 91 min | Horror

6.5
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A former summer camp caretaker, horribly burned from a prank gone wrong, lurks around an upstate New York summer camp bent on killing the teenagers responsible for his disfigurement.

Director: Tony Maylam | Stars: Brian Matthews, Leah Ayres, Brian Backer, Larry Joshua

Votes: 12,150

14. Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker (1982)

R | 96 min | Horror, Thriller

6.5
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An orphaned teenager finds himself being dominated by his aunt who's hell-bent on keeping him with her...at all costs.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Jimmy McNichol, Susan Tyrrell, Bo Svenson, Marcia Lewis

Votes: 1,212

15. Christmas Evil (1980)

R | 100 min | Horror, Thriller

5.2
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A toy factory worker, mentally scarred as a child upon learning Santa Claus is not real, suffers a nervous breakdown after being belittled at work, and embarks on a Yuletide killing spree.

Director: Lewis Jackson | Stars: Brandon Maggart, Jeffrey DeMunn, Dianne Hull, Andy Fenwick

Votes: 3,395

16. Criminally Insane (1975)

R | 61 min | Horror, Thriller

5.8
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An obese woman recently released from an insane asylum kills anyone who attempts to get her to stop eating.

Director: Nick Millard | Stars: Priscilla Alden, Michael Flood, Jane Lambert, Robert Copple

Votes: 650

17. Curtains (1983)

R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.8
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Six young actresses auditioning for a movie role at a remote mansion are targeted by a mysterious masked murderer.

Director: Richard Ciupka | Stars: John Vernon, Samantha Eggar, Linda Thorson, Anne Ditchburn

Votes: 2,841

18. Cutting Class (1989)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

4.2
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A murderer is loose in a high school in this 'whodunit' movie.

Director: Rospo Pallenberg | Stars: Donovan Leitch Jr., Jill Schoelen, Brad Pitt, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 3,480

19. Deadline (1984)

R | 90 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

5.5
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A horror film about a screenwriter who loses the ability to distinguish between his fantasy world and the real world, with disastrous consequences. As he ruminates on his place in any world... See full summary »

Director: Mario Azzopardi | Stars: Stephen Young, Sharon Masters, Marvin Goldhar, Jeannie Elias

Votes: 212

20. Death Screams (1982)

R | 88 min | Horror

4.4
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Teenagers are stalked and murdered by a maniac at a town fair.

Director: David Nelson | Stars: Susan Kiger, Martin Tucker, William T. Hicks, Jennifer Chase

Votes: 402

21. Don't Answer the Phone! (1980)

R | 94 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

4.9
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A deeply disturbed Vietnam veteran terrorizes the young women of Los Angeles and taunts a radio psychologist with descriptions of his grisly crimes.

Director: Robert Hammer | Stars: James Westmoreland, Ben Frank, Flo Lawrence, Nicholas Worth

Votes: 1,311

22. Don't Go in the House (1979)

R | 82 min | Horror

5.6
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A disturbed young man who was burned as a child by his sadistic mother stalks women with a flamethrower.

Director: Joseph Ellison | Stars: Dan Grimaldi, Charles Bonet, Bill Ricci, Robert Carnegie

Votes: 2,871

23. Don't Go in the Woods (1981)

R | 82 min | Horror

3.6
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A maniacal murderer kills tourists in the woods.

Director: James Bryan | Stars: Nick Cleland, Mary Gail Artz, James P. Hayden, Angie Brown

Votes: 2,147

24. Don't Open Till Christmas (1984)

R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery

4.1
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Somebody with very little Christmas spirit is killing anyone in a Santa suit one London holiday season, and Scotland Yard has to stop him before he makes his exploits an annual tradition.

Director: Edmund Purdom | Stars: Edmund Purdom, Alan Lake, Belinda Mayne, Mark Jones

Votes: 1,246

25. Don't Hang Up (1974)

PG | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

5.2
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In this horror movie, a dutiful grand-daughter goes home to take care of her elderly grandmother. Once there, she finds herself trapped inside the house with a homicidal maniac.

Director: S.F. Brownrigg | Stars: Susan Bracken, Larry O'Dwyer, Gene Ross, James N. Harrell

Votes: 358

26. The Driller Killer (1979)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.0
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An artist slowly goes insane while struggling to pay his bills, work on his paintings, and care for his two female roommates, which leads him taking to the streets of New York after dark and randomly killing derelicts with a power drill.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Abel Ferrara, Carolyn Marz, Baybi Day, Harry Schultz

Votes: 5,324

27. Drive In Massacre (1976)

R | 74 min | Horror, Mystery

3.1
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Two police detectives try to catch a serial killer who is stalking a rural California drive-in theater, randomly killing people with a sword.

Director: Stu Segall | Stars: John F. Goff, Steve Vincent, Douglas Gudbye, Verkina Flower

Votes: 1,181

28. Evil Laugh (1986)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Horror

5.1
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A group of Med students fix up an old house over a weekend. Where a mass murder occurred 10 years earlier. Mayhem ensues.

Director: Dominick Brascia | Stars: Ashlyn Gere, Steven Baio, Tony Griffin, Jody Gibson

Votes: 555

29. Final Exam (1981)

R | 89 min | Horror

4.8
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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: 1,876

30. The Forest (1982)

R | 85 min | Horror

3.7
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A cannibal hermit living in the woods preys on campers and hikers for his food supply.

Director: Don Jones | Stars: Dean Russell, Gary Kent, Tomi Barrett, John Batis

Votes: 829

31. Friday the 13th (1980)

R | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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19 Metascore

A group of camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp which, years before, was the site of a child's drowning.

Director: Sean S. Cunningham | Stars: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor, Robbi Morgan

Votes: 95,064 | Gross: $39.75M

32. Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

R | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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Mrs. Voorhees is dead, and Camp Crystal Lake is shut down, but a camp next to the infamous place is stalked by an unknown assailant.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Betsy Palmer, Amy Steel, John Furey, Adrienne King

Votes: 45,890 | Gross: $21.72M

33. Friday the 13th Part III (1982)

R | 95 min | Horror, Thriller

5.7
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Having revived from his wound, Jason Voorhees takes refuge at a cabin near Crystal Lake. As a group of co-eds arrive for their vacation, Jason continues his killing spree.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Dana Kimmell, Tracie Savage, Richard Brooker, Terry Ballard

Votes: 37,101 | Gross: $36.69M

34. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

6.0
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After being mortally wounded and taken to the morgue, murderer Jason Voorhees spontaneously revives and embarks on a killing spree as he makes his way back to his home at Camp Crystal Lake.

Director: Joseph Zito | Stars: Erich Anderson, Judie Aronson, Peter Barton, Kimberly Beck

Votes: 34,342 | Gross: $32.98M

35. Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)

R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

4.8
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Still haunted by his past, Tommy Jarvis - who, as a child, killed Jason Voorhees - wonders if the serial killer is connected to a series of brutal murders occurring in and around the secluded halfway house where he now lives.

Director: Danny Steinmann | Stars: Melanie Kinnaman, John Shepherd, Anthony Barrile, Suzanne Bateman

Votes: 25,941 | Gross: $21.93M

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

R | 86 min | Horror, Thriller

5.9
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Tommy Jarvis goes to the graveyard to get rid of Jason Voorhees' body once and for all, but inadvertently brings him back to life instead. The newly revived killer once again seeks revenge, and Tommy may be the only one who can defeat him.

Director: Tom McLoughlin | Stars: Thom Mathews, Jennifer Cooke, David Kagen, Kerry Noonan

Votes: 29,417 | Gross: $19.47M

37. Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

5.3
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Years after Tommy Jarvis chained him underwater at Camp Crystal Lake, the dormant Jason Voorhees returns to the camp grounds when he is accidentally released from his prison by a telekinetic teenager.

Director: John Carl Buechler | Stars: Terry Kiser, Jennifer Banko, John Otrin, Susan Blu

Votes: 24,910 | Gross: $19.17M

38. Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)

R | 100 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

4.6
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A boatful of graduating high school students headed to Manhattan accidentally pull Jason Voorhees along for the ride.

Director: Rob Hedden | Stars: Jensen Daggett, Kane Hodder, Todd Caldecott, Tiffany Paulsen

Votes: 26,308 | Gross: $14.34M

39. Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993)

R | 87 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

4.3
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17 Metascore

Serial killer Jason Voorhees' supernatural origins are revealed.

Director: Adam Marcus | Stars: John D. LeMay, Kari Keegan, Kane Hodder, Steven Williams

Votes: 22,100 | Gross: $15.94M

40. Jason X (2001)

R | 91 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.4
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25 Metascore

Jason Voorhees returns with a new look, a new machete, and his same murderous attitude as he is awakened on a spaceship in the 25th century.

Director: James Isaac | Stars: Kane Hodder, Lexa Doig, Jeff Geddis, David Cronenberg

Votes: 42,907 | Gross: $13.12M

41. Friday the 13th (2009)

R | 97 min | Horror

5.6
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34 Metascore

A group of young adults discover a boarded up Camp Crystal Lake, where they soon encounter Jason Voorhees and his deadly intentions.

Director: Marcus Nispel | Stars: Jared Padalecki, Amanda Righetti, Derek Mears, Danielle Panabaker

Votes: 82,514 | Gross: $65.00M

42. The Funhouse (1981)

R | 96 min | Horror

5.9
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Four teenage friends spend the night in a carnival funhouse and are stalked by a deformed man in a Frankenstein mask.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Elizabeth Berridge, Shawn Carson, Jeanne Austin, Jack McDermott

Votes: 9,871 | Gross: $7.89M

43. The Ghost Dance (1982)

R | 96 min | Horror, Thriller

4.6
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The spirit of a long-dead warrior possesses the body of an Indian medicine man and turns him into a homicidal maniac.

Director: Peter F. Buffa | Stars: Julie Amato, Victor Mohica, Henry Bal, Frank Salsedo

Votes: 119

44. Girls Nite Out (1982)

R | 96 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

4.3
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A killer, wearing a dancing bear suit, stalks a variety of cheerleaders during an all-night scavenger hunt at a remote Ohio college.

Director: Robert Deubel | Stars: Julia Montgomery, James Carroll, Suzanne Barnes, Rutanya Alda

Votes: 888

45. Graduation Day (1981)

R | 96 min | Horror, Mystery

4.6
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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: 2,327 | Gross: $23.89M

46. Halloween (1978)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

7.8
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78 Metascore

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 to kill again.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran, Nancy Kyes

Votes: 177,697 | Gross: $47.00M

47. Halloween II (1981)

R | 92 min | Horror

6.6
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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: 57,641 | Gross: $25.53M

48. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

5.9
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43 Metascore

Ten years after his original massacre, the invalid Michael Myers awakens and returns to Haddonfield to kill his seven-year-old niece on Halloween. Can Dr. Loomis stop him?

Director: Dwight H. Little | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Ellie Cornell, Danielle Harris, George P. Wilbur

Votes: 33,535 | Gross: $17.77M

49. Halloween 5 (1989)

R | 96 min | Horror, Thriller

5.2
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31 Metascore

One year after the events of Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988), the Shape returns to Haddonfield once again in an attempt to kill his now-mute niece.

Director: Dominique Othenin-Girard | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Danielle Harris, Ellie Cornell, Beau Starr

Votes: 26,196 | Gross: $11.64M

50. Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)

R | 87 min | Horror, Thriller

5.0
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Six years after Michael Myers last terrorized Haddonfield, he returns there in pursuit of his niece, Jamie Lloyd, who has escaped with her newborn child, for which Michael and a mysterious cult have sinister plans.

Director: Joe Chappelle | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Paul Rudd, Marianne Hagan, Mitchell Ryan

Votes: 23,636 | Gross: $15.12M

51. Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)

R | 86 min | Horror, Thriller

5.7
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52 Metascore

Laurie Strode, now the dean of a Northern California private school with an assumed name, must battle the Shape one last time and now the life of her own son hangs in the balance.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Josh Hartnett, Adam Arkin, Michelle Williams

Votes: 53,768 | Gross: $55.04M

52. Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

4.1
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19 Metascore

Three years after he last terrorized his sister, Michael Myers confronts her again, before traveling to Haddonfield to deal with the cast and crew of a reality show which is being broadcast from his old home.

Director: Rick Rosenthal | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Busta Rhymes, Brad Loree, Bianca Kajlich

Votes: 29,847 | Gross: $30.35M

53. Halloween (2007)

R | 109 min | Horror

6.1
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47 Metascore

After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution and immediately returns to Haddonfield to find his baby sister, Laurie.

Director: Rob Zombie | Stars: Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Brad Dourif

Votes: 95,020 | Gross: $58.27M

54. Halloween II (2009)

R | 105 min | Horror

4.9
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35 Metascore

Laurie Strode struggles to come to terms with her brother Michael's deadly return to Haddonfield, Illinois; meanwhile, Michael prepares for another reunion with his sister.

Director: Rob Zombie | Stars: Scout Taylor-Compton, Tyler Mane, Malcolm McDowell, Sheri Moon Zombie

Votes: 40,147 | Gross: $33.39M

55. Happy Birthday to Me (1981)

R | 110 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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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: 6,419

56. Hell Night (1981)

R | 101 min | Horror, Thriller

5.8
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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: 4,596

57. Home Sweet Home (1981)

85 min | Horror

3.6
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An escaped mental patient steals a station wagon and makes his way to the Bradleys' Thanksgiving celebration, where he plans to make them a little less thankful...

Director: Nettie Peña | Stars: Jake Steinfeld, Vinessa Shaw, Peter De Paula, Don Edmonds

Votes: 453

58. Horror House on Highway Five (1985)

Not Rated | 87 min | Horror

3.9
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A van full of college students traveling down a highway is terrorized by a psycho killer in a Richard Nixon mask.

Director: Richard Casey | Stars: Phil Therrien, Max Manthey, Irene Cagen, Michael Castagnolia

Votes: 348

59. X-Ray (1981)

R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

5.0
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While receiving a routine check-up, a beautiful woman is stalked by a maniac out to avenge a childhood Valentine's Day humiliation.

Director: Boaz Davidson | Stars: Barbi Benton, Charles Lucia, Jon Van Ness, John Warner Williams

Votes: 1,274

60. The House on Sorority Row (1983)

R | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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After a seemingly innocent prank goes horribly wrong, a group of sorority sisters are stalked and murdered one by one in their sorority house while throwing a party to celebrate their graduation.

Director: Mark Rosman | Stars: Kate McNeil, Eileen Davidson, Janis Ward, Robin Meloy

Votes: 5,095 | Gross: $1.29M

61. Intruder (1989)

R | 83 min | Horror, Thriller

6.4
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The overnight stock crew of a local supermarket find themselves being stalked and slashed by a mysterious maniac.

Director: Scott Spiegel | Stars: Elizabeth Cox, Renée Estevez, Dan Hicks, David Byrnes

Votes: 5,633

62. Island of Death (1976)

Not Rated | 108 min | Horror

5.1
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A couple of perverted and maniac killers get loose on a Greek island.

Director: Nico Mastorakis | Stars: Robert Behling, Jane Lyle, Jessica Dublin, Gerard Gonalons

Votes: 2,682

63. Just Before Dawn (1981)

R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

6.3
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Five campers arrive in the mountains to examine some property they have bought, but are warned by the forest ranger Roy McLean that a huge machete-wielding maniac has been terrorising the ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Lieberman | Stars: George Kennedy, Mike Kellin, Chris Lemmon, Gregg Henry

Votes: 4,007

64. Lady Stay Dead (1981)

92 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.6
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A Young woman is looking after her sister's house, unaware that her sister and neighbor have been murdered by their handyman who also happens to be a serial killer.

Director: Terry Bourke | Stars: Chard Hayward, Louise Howitt, Deborah Coulls, Roger Ward

Votes: 216

65. The Last Horror Film (1982)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Horror

5.6
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A New York taxi driver stalks a beautiful actress attending the Cannes Film Festival, which coincides with a series of violent killings of the lady's friends.

Director: David Winters | Stars: J'Len Winters, John Kelly, Joe Spinell, Simone Overman

Votes: 1,130

66. Madman (1981)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

5.4
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A legendary psychopathic murderer stalks a summer camp.

Director: Joe Giannone | Stars: Gaylen Ross, Tony Fish, Harriet Bass, Seth Jones

Votes: 3,457

67. The Majorettes (1987)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Horror

4.3
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A hooded psycho is murdering high-school girls. A devil-worshiping, drug-dealing biker gang is suspected.

Director: S. William Hinzman | Stars: Kevin Kindlin, Terrie Godfrey, Mark V. Jevicky, Sueanne Seamens

Votes: 469

68. Maniac (1980)

R | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.5
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A psychopath, 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: 11,292

69. Meatcleaver Massacre (1977)

R | 85 min | Horror

2.7
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When a professor specializing in ancient rites and rituals is attacked and his family killed by four of his students, he summons an evil spirit to hunt down the attackers and avenge his family.

Director: Evan Lee | Stars: Christopher Lee, Larry Justin, J. Arthur Craig, James Habif

Votes: 309

70. Mortuary (I) (1983)

R | 91 min | Horror

5.1
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Convinced that her father's death was not accidental, a beautiful girl decides to investigate to find out the truth, aided by her boyfriend. Her sleuthing draws her to a local mortuary, where many secrets will be revealed.

Director: Howard Avedis | Stars: Mary Beth McDonough, David Wysocki, Bill Paxton, Lynda Day George

Votes: 1,007 | Gross: $4.32M

71. Motel Hell (1980)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

6.1
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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: 7,738 | Gross: $6.34M

72. Mother's Day (1980)

Unrated | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

5.4
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Two brothers kidnap and brutalize three women for the pleasure of their demented mother.

Director: Charles Kaufman | Stars: Tiana Pierce, Nancy Hendrickson, Deborah Luce, Frederick Coffin

Votes: 3,652

73. Murder-Rock: Dancing Death (1984)

R | 93 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.5
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The owner of a prestigious New York ballet school teams up with a male model to solve a series of bizarre murders of a few of the students.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Olga Karlatos, Ray Lovelock, Claudio Cassinelli, Cosimo Cinieri

Votes: 1,001

74. The Mutilator (1984)

R | 86 min | Horror

5.3
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A teenager who accidentally committed matricide finds himself being hunted together with his girlfriend and mates by his now crazed father.

Directors: Buddy Cooper, John Douglass | Stars: Matt Mitler, Ruth Martinez, Bill Hitchcock, Connie Rogers

Votes: 2,325

75. My Bloody Valentine (1981)

R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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46 Metascore

A decades-old folk tale surrounding a deranged murderer killing those who celebrate Valentine's Day turns out to be true to legend when a group defies the killer's order and people start turning up dead.

Director: George Mihalka | Stars: Paul Kelman, Lori Hallier, Neil Affleck, Keith Knight

Votes: 13,997 | Gross: $5.67M

76. The Nail Gun Massacre (1985 Video)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

4.0
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After a young girl is gang raped by a crew of construction workers, someone starts killing off members of the group with a nail gun.

Directors: Bill Leslie, Terry Lofton | Stars: Rocky Patterson, Ron Queen, Beau Leland, Michelle Meyer

Votes: 1,173

77. New Year's Evil (1980)

R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

4.8
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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: 1,813

78. Nightmare (1981)

R | 97 min | Horror

5.8
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A mental patient embarks on a murder spree upon escaping from an institution.

Director: Romano Scavolini | Stars: Baird Stafford, Sharon Smith, C.J. Cooke, Mik Cribben

Votes: 2,463

79. Open House (1987)

R | 95 min | Horror, Thriller

4.2
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Someone is killing off nubile real estate agents. A psychologist doing a therapy talk show begins getting calls from the perpetrator, and cooperates with the police to try and stop him. ... See full summary »

Director: Jag Mundhra | Stars: Joseph Bottoms, Adrienne Barbeau, Rudy Ramos, Mary Stavin

Votes: 425

80. Pieces (1982)

Unrated | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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Young co-eds are being dismembered by a mysterious murderer on a college campus. The killer is attempting to put together a human jigsaw puzzle made from body parts.

Director: Juan Piquer Simón | Stars: Christopher George, Lynda Day George, Frank Braña, Edmund Purdom

Votes: 6,244 | Gross: $2.03M

81. Prom Night (1980)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

5.4
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45 Metascore

At a high school senior prom, a masked killer stalks four teenagers who were responsible for the accidental death of a classmate six years previously.

Director: Paul Lynch | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Casey Stevens, Anne-Marie Martin

Votes: 11,691 | Gross: $14.80M

82. The Prowler (1981)

R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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An unknown killer, clad in World War II U.S. Army fatigues, stalks a small New Jersey town bent on reliving a 35 year-old double murder by focusing on a group of college kids holding an annual Spring Dance.

Director: Joseph Zito | Stars: Vicky Dawson, Christopher Goutman, Lawrence Tierney, Farley Granger

Votes: 7,041

83. Savage Weekend (1979)

R | 88 min | Horror

4.5
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Several couples head upstate to the country to watch a boat being built. Unfortunately they are stalked by a murderer behind a ghoulish mask.

Directors: David Paulsen, John Mason Kirby | Stars: Christopher Allport, Jim Doerr, David Gale, Devin Goldenberg

Votes: 1,033

84. Scream (1981)

R | 82 min | Horror, Mystery

2.8
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A group of friends on a rafting trip down a river stop in at an old ghost town to spend the night. Soon their rafts disappear, and then they begin to be eliminated one by one by a mysterious killer.

Director: Byron Quisenberry | Stars: Pepper Martin, Hank Worden, Ethan Wayne, Ann Bronston

Votes: 574 | Gross: $1.08M

85. Scream Bloody Murder (1973)

R | 90 min | Horror

4.7
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A disturbed boy kills his father with his farm tractor and his arm is mangled in the process. He's taken to a mental hospital where he's outfitted with a hook to replace his lost hand and, ... See full summary »

Director: Marc B. Ray | Stars: Fred Holbert, Leigh Mitchell, Robert Knox, Ron Bastone

Votes: 793

86. The House That Vanished (1973)

R | 96 min | Horror

4.9
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A young model and her petty thief boyfriend find their way through the English fog to a backwoods manor in hopes of looting it. What they find instead is murder, and when the model attempts... See full summary »

Director: José Ramón Larraz | Stars: Andrea Allan, Karl Lanchbury, Maggie Walker, Peter Forbes-Robertson

Votes: 340

87. Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

R | 79 min | Horror, Thriller

5.9
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After his parents are murdered, a tormented teenager goes on a murderous rampage dressed as Santa, due to his stay at an orphanage where he was abused by the Mother Superior.

Director: Charles E. Sellier Jr. | Stars: Lilyan Chauvin, Gilmer McCormick, Toni Nero, Robert Brian Wilson

Votes: 10,737 | Gross: $2.49M

88. Silent Night, Deadly Night 2 (1987)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

3.6
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The now-adult Ricky talks to a psychiatrist about how he became a murderer after his brother, Billy, died, which leads back to Mother Superior.

Director: Lee Harry | Stars: Eric Freeman, James Newman, Elizabeth Kaitan, Jean Miller

Votes: 4,491 | Gross: $0.15M

89. Silent Scream (1990)

85 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

5.7
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In London's seedy Soho district in 1963, Larry Winters (Iain Glen) murders a bartender with shocking violence. Sentenced to life behind bars, Winters has towering fits of rage that continue... See full summary »

Director: David Hayman | Stars: Iain Glen, Andrew Barr, Kenneth Glenaan, Steve Hotchkiss

Votes: 110

90. The Single Girls (1974)

R | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

5.1
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A group of men and women travel to a Carribean resort to discover themselves sexually but unfortunately one of them has also discovered that they like to murder people too.

Directors: Beverly Sebastian, Ferd Sebastian | Stars: Claudia Jennings, Jean Marie Ingels, Cheri Howell, Joan Prather

Votes: 114

91. Slaughter High (1986)

R | 90 min | Horror

5.2
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Eight people are invited to their old high school for their ten-year reunion where a fellow former student, disfigured from a prank gone wrong, is out to seek revenge.

Directors: George Dugdale, Mark Ezra, Peter Mackenzie Litten | Stars: Caroline Munro, Simon Scuddamore, Carmine Iannaccone, Donna Yeager

Votes: 4,083

92. Sleepaway Camp (1983)

R | 84 min | Horror

6.3
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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: 19,012 | Gross: $11.00M

93. Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988)

R | 80 min | Comedy, Horror

5.8
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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: 7,899

94. Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland (1989)

R | 80 min | Comedy, Horror

5.3
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After murdering a young girl, Angela Baker assumes her identity and travels to Camp New Horizons, built on the grounds of the camp she terrorized the year before, and starts killing again.

Director: Michael A. Simpson | Stars: Pamela Springsteen, Tracy Griffith, Michael J. Pollard, Mark Oliver

Votes: 5,634

95. Sleepaway Camp IV: The Survivor (2012)

Not Rated | 70 min | Horror

1.6
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Allison Kramer suffers recurring nightmares and selective amnesia. She returns to camp to discover the truth only to find dark memories coming to life before her very eyes.

Director: Jim Markovic | Stars: Carrie Chambers, Victor Campos, John Lodico, Felissa Rose

Votes: 371

96. Return to Sleepaway Camp (2008 Video)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

4.3
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Camp Manabe is where kids torment each other but people soon start turning up dead.

Director: Robert Hiltzik | Stars: Vincent Pastore, Michael Gibney, Paul DeAngelo, Jonathan Tiersten

Votes: 3,109

97. The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)

R | 77 min | Horror

5.7
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A high school student's slumber party turns terrifying as an escaped mental patient with a drill decides to crash the party.

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

Votes: 7,246

98. Slumber Party Massacre II (1987)

R | 77 min | Comedy, Horror, Music

4.5
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Courtney Bates, the younger sister of Valerie, and her friends go to their condo for a weekend getaway, but Courtney can't get rid of the haunting feeling that a supernatural rockabilly driller killer is coming to murder them all.

Director: Deborah Brock | Stars: Crystal Bernard, Jennifer Rhodes, Kimberly McArthur, Patrick Lowe

Votes: 2,925

99. Slumber Party Massacre III (1990)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Horror

4.5
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Jackie Cassidy and her friends are stalked by a serial killer while having a slumber party.

Director: Sally Mattison | Stars: Keely Christian, Brittain Frye, Michael Harris, David Greenlee

Votes: 1,819 | Gross: $1.24M

100. Sorority House Massacre (1986)

R | 74 min | Horror

4.4
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College student Beth and her sorority sisters are stalked by an escaped psychopathic killer who shares a strange telepathic link with her.

Director: Carol Frank | Stars: Angela O'Neill, Wendy Martel, Pamela Ross, Nicole Rio

Votes: 1,961