22 Singular Slasher Movies That Any Horror Movie Fan Should Watch

    With Bodies Bodies Bodies looking to put a satirical spin on the slasher flick, these macabre movies previously shook up the subgenre.

    With Bodies Bodies Bodies, A24 and director Halina Reijn are looking to offer a biting take on the slasher film for a new generation, complete with designer drugs, a stripped-down aesthetic, and of course, buzzwords.

    1. Some Kind of Hate (2015)

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    Directed by Daniel Isn't Real's Adam Egypt Mortimer, this innovative fright flick offers a cringe-inducing supernatural twist on the slasher formula with an anti-bullying not-so-big bad that you'll never forget.

    Where to watch: Some Kind of Hate is currently streaming on Tubi.

    2. Random Acts of Violence (2020)

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    3. Terrifier (2016)


    4. The Rental (2020)

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    5. Most Likely to Die (2015)

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    While adhering to many of the "rules" of the slasher genre, this '90s horror throwback throws enough curveballs, whether it be circling slightly older victims than normal slashers or adhering to the "graduation"/"superlative" gimmick to keep things relatively fresh and charming.

    Where to watch: Most Likely to Die is currently streaming on Peacock, Vudu, and the Roku Channel.

    6. You're Next (2011)

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    7. Tragedy Girls (2017)

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    8. Fear Street Part One:1994 (2021)

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    9. Macabre (2009)

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    An Indonesian rift on The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, this international entry into the subgenre from The Mo Brothers adds some nice surprises and an intriguingly dense backstory to the petrifying proceedings.

    Where to watch: Macabre is currently only available on DVD.

    10. All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006)

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    11. Haunt (2019)


    12. Happy Death Day (2017)

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    13. Dead Body (2017)

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    In a premise similar to that of Bodies Bodies Bodies, this underrated mix of whodunit and blood-spilling slasher follows a group of recent high school graduates who discover their game of "Dead Body" has terrifyingly transformed into the real thing.

    Where to watch: Dead Body is currently available to stream on Tubi, Plex, Vudu, and the Roku Channel.

    14. The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018)

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    15. The Ranger (2018)

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    16. Fender Bender (2016)

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    17. The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)

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    A remake of a seminal slasher from 1976, this contemporary fright flick takes a meta approach to the concept, even going as far as incorporating the original film's existence into its mythology, while also adding the engaging visual sheen and oh-so-dirty undertones that only a Ryan Murphy/Jason Blum co-production can guarantee.

    Where to watch: The Town That Dreaded Sundown is currently streaming on Tubi.

    18. X (2022)


    19. The Final Girls (2015)

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    20. Among the Living (2014)

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    A nightmarish slasher spin on Stand by Me that only saw its US release courtesy of Shudder in 2017, this gruesome horror film from French provocateurs Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo follows three adolescent boys whose decision to skip school and venture toward an abandoned film studio lot puts them in the crosshairs of a pair of sadistic squatters.

    Where to watch: Among the Living is currently available on DVD.

    21. Hush (2016)


    22. Lake Nowhere (2014)

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    This short-but-sweet slasher inspired by the VHS nasties of yesteryear truly transcends the confines of the slasher formula once the bodies stop hitting the floor and the destiny of its maniacal killer becomes crystal clear.

    Where to watch: Lake Nowhere is currently streaming on Plex.