The slasher movie genre is a niche in the horror genre. The provenance of the genre can be traced back to the 1960s, when visionary auteurs like Alfred Hitchcock turned a new leaf in the book of Hollywood. The films are usually panned by critics and generally don’t do well at the box office either. The kitschy potboilers, though, did find success in the formative years of the conception of its idea.
Over the years, the genre’s popularity has faded. Neither do the film-makers or the audiences like to be a part of such films. The genre is survived by remakes, sequels and reboots, which lack imagination and the original essence of the movies. The golden period for the slasher genre was during 1980-2000, when it gained popularity and saw directors come up with new ideas. The following list comprises of top slasher movies ever. You might be able to watch some of these good slasher movies on Netflix. Most of the these are slasher horror films. There are also a couple of 80s slasher movies.
10. Cabin in the Woods (2012)
This was Drew Goddard’s directorial debut. The story chronicles the deadly sojourn of five friends in a remote cabin in the woods, getting hunted by retrograde zombies and two obscure technicians from an underground facility. The film attempted at “revitilizing the slasher genre”, and is a satire on torture porn. It opened to rave reviews, with critics praising the style, tone and approach. The film was a commercial success as well, grossing $66 million world-wide. It is actually remembered as the re-birth of the slasher genre.
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9. Black Christmas (1974)