TV and Movies·Posted on Jul 14, 202222 Singular Slasher Movies That Any Horror Movie Fan Should WatchWith Bodies Bodies Bodies looking to put a satirical spin on the slasher flick, these macabre movies previously shook up the subgenre.by Ken W. HanleyBuzzFeed ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 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. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF A24 However, Bodies Bodies Bodies isn't necessarily the first recent film to take the slasher film into an entirely different direction. With this in mind, I've assembled 22 slashers from the not-too-distant past worth tracking down and consuming while you wait for Bodies Bodies Bodies to hit this August. 1. Some Kind of Hate (2015) View this video on YouTube Caliber Media Company / Via youtube.com 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) Shudder / Courtesy Everett Collection This stylish and savage slasher from the mind of co-writer, co-star, and director Jay Baruchel follows a controversial comic book creator (Jesse Williams) who discovers that his true-crime horror series has become the inspiration for a new wave of brutal killings.Where to watch: Random Acts of Violence is currently streaming on AMC+ and Shudder. 3. Terrifier (2016) Dark Age Cinema / Album / Alamy Introducing the world to its first real tangible slasher icon with Art the Clown since Ghostface carved through cinemas, Terrifier made one hell of an impression by matching every grisly moment with one that cleverly uses your expectations against you.Where to watch: Terrifier is currently streaming on Tubi, Plex, the Roku Channel, and Amazon Prime Video. 4. The Rental (2020) IFC Films / Courtesy Everett Collection Director Dave Franco adds an art house edge and a compelling dramatic anchor to this suspenseful slasher co-written by horror vet and mumblecore pioneer Joe Swanberg.Where to watch: The Rental is currently streaming on Netflix. 5. Most Likely to Die (2015) View this video on YouTube Snowfall Films / Via youtube.com 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) Lions Gate / Courtesy Everett Collection The breakout film of writer/director duo Simon Barrett and Adam Wingard, You're Next draws you in by toeing the line of home invasion slashers before upending the story by having the "final girl" become more dangerous and resourceful than her mask-wearing predators.Where to watch: You're Next is currently streaming on Starz. 7. Tragedy Girls (2017) Gunpowder & Sky / Courtesy Everett Collection Elevated by a hilarious young cast that includes Alexandra Shipp, Brianna Hildebrand, Jack Quaid, and Josh Hutcherson, this fantastic horror comedy blends the sensibilities of Heathers and Scream for the social media/murder podcast generation.Where to watch: Tragedy Girls is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video, Tubi, and the Roku Channel. 8. Fear Street Part One:1994 (2021) Netflix /Courtesy Everett Collection While the whole Fear Street trilogy could qualify to make this list for one reason or another, the sensational structure, riveting reveals, and legitimately shocking kills makes this neon-soaked slasher smarter than your average slice of scare fare.Where to watch: Fear Street Part One: 1994 is currently streaming on Netflix. 9. Macabre (2009) View this video on YouTube Merah Production / Via youtube.com 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) Weinstein Company / Courtesy Everett Collection Though it may be more notable for sitting on the shelf for nearly seven years, All the Boys Love Mandy Lane effectively applies the slasher archetype to the sun-soaked, coming-of-age indie drama that swept the film scene in the '00s.Where to watch: All the Boys Love Mandy Lane is currently available on DVD/Blu-ray. 11. Haunt (2019) Momentum Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection The writers of A Quiet Place manage to build a wonderfully wicked mythology while delivering in terms of gore, villainy, and inspired set pieces throughout this ensemble slasher set in an off-the-grid haunted attraction.Where to watch: Haunt is currently streaming on Shudder and AMC+. 12. Happy Death Day (2017) Universal Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection By exceptionally blending a mystery-laden slasher with a time-loop comedy, Blumhouse has afforded Happy Death Day a running start toward modern slasher classic status.Where to watch: Happy Death Day is currently available to rent on Video-on-Demand platforms. 13. Dead Body (2017) View this video on YouTube Divingbell / Via youtube.com 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) Aviron Pictures /Courtesy Everett Collection Though Prey at Night is fairly straightforward, its decision to focus more on accentuating the environment, atmosphere, and emotional stakes over body count makes it more than just a meat-and-potatoes slasher sequel.Where to watch: The Strangers: Prey at Night is currently available to rent on video-on-demand platforms. 15. The Ranger (2018) Uncork'd Entertainment / Courtesy Everett Collection Filmmaker Jenn Wexler injects a welcome punk rock spirit and visual style for this creepy and occasionally contemplative backwoods slasher about a bloodthirsty park ranger hunting down tripping teenage punks on the lam.Where to watch: The Ranger is currently streaming on AMC+ and Shudder. 16. Fender Bender (2016) Scream Factory / Courtesy Everett Collection This overlooked cat-and-mouse slasher with a fairly ingenious concept is further improved by the omnipresence of star Bill Sage, who delivers an unnerving performance both inside and outside the costume rather than relying on a body double to carry out his character's disturbing dirty work.Where to watch: Fender Bender is currently streaming on Crackle, Plex, Vudu, and Amazon Prime Video. 17. The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014) View this video on YouTube Blumhouse Productions / Via youtube.com 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) A24 / Courtesy Everett Collection Ti West's triumphant return to the horror genre boldly defies almost every typical "rule" of the slasher genre while matching pathos with depravity to cement an undercurrent of heartbreak to an otherwise heart-pounding slasher.Where to watch: X is currently available to rent on Video-on-Demand platforms. 19. The Final Girls (2015) Moviestore Collection / Stage 6 Films / Alamy Todd Strauss-Schulson could have been content with just making one hell of a funny slasher send-up with The Final Girls, but by giving an extra dimension to every character and laying the foundation of the film with emotional stakes, this horror comedy will be the rare chop-'em-up that will have you wiping away tears in between belly laughs and audible gasps.Where to watch: The Final Girls is currently available to rent on all Video-on-Demand platforms. 20. Among the Living (2014) View this video on YouTube Metaluna Productions / Via youtube.com 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) Intrepid Pictures / Collection Christophel / Alamy Not only is Hush different than its peers thanks to its largely dialogue-free design, but by placing the audience directly in the mind of its final girl, the frightening film experiences its protagonist's hypothetical decisions (and their potentially fatal outcomes) in real time, building a greater sense of desperation and empathy with the viewer.Where to watch: Hush is currently streaming on Netflix. 22. Lake Nowhere (2014) View this video on YouTube The Ravacon Collective / Via youtube.com 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.