15 Slasher Horrors That Are Highly Rewatchable
The slasher film is a genre so deliciously terrifying that you can't help but go back for seconds.
Here are just some of the top-tier, hidden-gem slashers.
1. You're Next (2011)
When you think family reunion, you're probably not picturing a bloodbath. But that's what happens in You're Next. The Davison family gathers at a remote vacation home, and during dinner, a crossbow arrow flies through the window, killing a family member. Masked intruders begin hunting the family down. Little do the attackers know, Erin, one of the girlfriends, has survivalist training. She booby traps the house and takes these creeps head-on.
2. Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)
In a world where slasher icons like Jason and Freddy are real, an aspiring slasher named Leslie Vernon wants to join their ranks. A documentary crew follows him as he preps for his big debut. He picks his "survivor girl", sets up traps, and goes through the nitty-gritty of slasher logistics. It's a unique peek behind the curtain – until Leslie starts his rampage, and the crew must decide whether to intervene or keep filming.
3. The Loved Ones (2009)
Prom night gone wrong – no, really wrong. Brent, still grieving over his father's death, declines Lola's invitation to the prom. Bad move. Lola's dad kidnaps Brent and brings him to their house where Lola holds her own twisted version of a prom. Think drills, lobotomies, and bleach injections.
4. Triangle (2009)
Jess, a woman with personal troubles, joins her friends on a yacht trip. They discover a seemingly abandoned ship and board it, only to find themselves hunted by a hooded killer. Here's the twist: time loops. Jess realizes she's reliving the same events, and multiple versions of her and her friends are onboard. With each loop, the body count rises.
5. Sleepaway Camp (1983)
Sleepaway Camp introduces us to Angela, a shy girl sent to Camp Arawak with her cousin Ricky. The camp is a hotbed of teenage drama, and soon enough, counselors and campers start meeting grisly deaths. Burned alive, drowning, bee attacks – you name it. Angela is the main suspect, but the final twist is a jaw-dropper.
6. All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006)
You know the popular, untouchable high school beauty everyone's crushing on? That's Mandy Lane. When she's invited to a weekend party at a secluded ranch, it's like every teenage dream – until it turns into a nightmare. One by one, party-goers are killed off in increasingly brutal ways. The twist? Mandy's not as innocent as she seems.
7. Stage Fright (2014)
A musical theater camp is putting on a production of The Haunting of the Opera, not knowing that a masked killer is on the loose. As the campers prepare for opening night, they get slashed faster than they can belt a high note. It's all high-stakes, high-notes, and high body counts.
8. The Collector (2009)
This one's a home invasion with a sadistic twist. Arkin, an ex-con, plans to rob his employer's home to repay his ex-wife's debts. The problem? When he breaks in, he finds another intruder has already beaten him to it. This guy's no amateur, though; he's set up a maze of deadly traps throughout the house. The family is tied up and being tortured, so Arkin decides to try and save them while navigating the house of horrors.
9. High Tension (2003)
Marie and Alexia decide to spend a weekend at Alexia's parents' secluded farmhouse. But their peaceful getaway turns hellish when a ruthless killer invades the home, slaughtering the family and kidnapping Alexia. Marie hides and becomes hell-bent on saving her friend.
10. Excision (2012)
Pauline, an awkward high school student with dreams of becoming a surgeon, lives in a fantasy world filled with disturbingly surgical sexual dreams. She's an outcast, scorned by her classmates and misunderstood by her family. But as her desires become darker, the line between her fantasies and reality blurs, leading to a surgical finale you won't soon forget.
11. Terrifier (2016)
Meet Art the Clown, a sadistic mime with a taste for the theatrical – and a bigger taste for blood. Two girls, Tara and Dawn, encounter him on Halloween night and soon regret it. Art is a one-man murder show, and his weapon of choice is as old-school as they come: a hacksaw. From decapitations to dismemberment, Art brings a horrifyingly playful touch to each kill.
12. Maniac (2012)
This one's shot entirely from the killer's POV, making you an unwilling accomplice. Frank is a mannequin store owner who hunts down women and scalps them to decorate his mannequins. When he meets Anna, a young artist, he begins to struggle with his sadistic urges. Can she redeem him, or is he too far gone?
13. Black Christmas (1974)
This '70s cult classic set the bar for holiday horror. Sorority sisters are stalked by an anonymous caller during Christmas break. The calls are chilling, with the voice shifting from pleading to threatening. One by one, the sisters disappear, and the remaining few must confront the killer lurking in their own home.
14. Hush (2016)
Deaf and mute writer Maddie lives alone in the woods, perfecting her craft in solitude. That is until a masked intruder shows up. He quickly realizes Maddie can't hear, turning it into a twisted game. Maddie's not about to go down without a fight, though. She uses her wits and her writing skills to outsmart the killer.
15. P2 (2007)
Ever get nervous walking to your car alone in a parking garage? After P2, you definitely will. Angela, a workaholic businesswoman, is the last to leave her office on Christmas Eve. She finds herself locked in the underground parking lot. Her only company? Thomas, the seemingly friendly security guard. Turns out, he's got a violent crush and a sadistic holiday celebration planned.