The slasher sub-genre is a fundamental part of horror and movies where masked or disfigured killers brutally murder young transgressors one by one until only a final girl remains to face-off against the big bad have provided us with some of the genres most iconic killers and unforgettable kills.
This collections is the perfect place for those curious to check out just why everyone loves a bit of slasher action so much, as well as those already familiar - but wanting to go beyond Freddy and Jason, and even any stalk and stab connoisseurs in search of some… deep cuts.
If you can survive our Slasher essentials collection, you’ll be an expert able to survive anything any axe or machete wielding man, woman, child or monster can throw at you.
1984 · United States · Directed by Buddy Cooper
Although the slasher film was in decline by the mid-1980s, there were still some grisly delights to be had… and they don’t come much grislier than writer-director Buddy Cooper’s sickening stalk-and-slash classic The Mutilator! When Ed receives a me...
The Slumber Party Massacre
1982 • United States • Amy Holden Jones
A female high school student's slumber party turns into a bloodbath, as a newly escaped psychotic serial killer wielding a power drill prowls her neighborhood.
Slumber Party Massacre II
1987 • United States • Directed by Deborah Brock
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.
1992 • United Kingdom • Directed by Guy Magar
A suspicious youth utilizes his computer skills to learn the true identity of the menacing figure romancing his mother.
1989 • United States • Directed by Jeff Burr
"Stepfather" Jerry Blake escapes an insane asylum and winds up in another town, this time impersonating a marriage counselor. With a future wife and new stepson who love him, Blake eliminates anyone who stands in his way to building the perfect family.
The Final Terror
1983 • United States • Directed by Andrew Davis
A group of friends head out for what is expected to be a vacation of hiking, camping and a good time, but when a backwoods mama finds them on her turf, it becomes anything but a vacation.
Edge of the Axe
From cult Spanish filmmaker José Ramón Larraz (Vampyres, Symptoms) comes this long-neglected late 80s slasher classic, finally unleashed for the first time ever! The rural community of Paddock County is being rocked by the crazed exploits of an axe-wielding psychopath, who stalks the night in a b...
The Driller Killer
1979 • United States • Directed by Abel Ferrara
In career that has encompassed such controversial classics as Ms. 45, Bad Lieutenant and Welcome to New York, none of Abel Ferrara’s films have quite managed to match the shock, extremity and downright notorious nature of The Driller Killer. Ferrar...
A group of youngsters arrive at a snow-covered house under the guise of participating in a "ground-breaking" new experimental film. With the entire property fitted out with cameras, their every move will be recorded. But when the house locks down, trapping the youngsters within, it soon becomes c...
1981 • United States • Directed by E.D. Hunt
The Bad Seed' meets 'Halloween' in this deliciously twisted early '80s slasher offering directed by Ed Hunt ('The Brain') and starring the always loveable Lori Lethin ('Return to Horror High', 'The Prey'). Debbie, Curtis and Steven may seem cute as bu...
1990 • Spain • Directed by José Ramón Larraz
An old, dark house... A maniac on the loose... An orgy of bloodlust!
All the hallmarks of late master of Spanish macabre José Ramón Larraz (Edge of the Axe, Vampyres) are present and correct in 1990's Deadly Manor - the final horror movie from one o...
Girls Nite Out
1982 • United States • Directed by Robert Deubel
A host of familiar genre faces including Hal Holbrook (Creepshow), Rutanya Alda (Amityville II: The Possession), Julia Montgomery (The Kindred) and Lauren-Marie Taylor (Friday the 13th Part 2) rounds out the cast of this gloriously mean-spirited s...
Hell High (aka Real Trouble)
1989 • United States • Directed by Douglas Grossman
Teenage kicks take a decidedly dark turn in director Douglas Grossman’s Hell High – a twisted tale of delinquency pushed to its horrifying extreme, where Class of 1984 meets I Spit on Your Grave!
When high school football hero Jon-Jon (Breakin...
1982 • United States • Directed by Scott Mansfield
Steve Railsback (famed for his unhinged performance as Charles Manson in 1976’s TV mini-series Helter Skelter) is at his sinister best as a troubled Vietnam Vet in 1982’s Deadly Games - a tale of madness, murder and adultery from writer/director...
The Last Matinee
2020 • Italy • Directed by Maximiliano Contenti
A trip to the movies takes a deadly turn in this stylish neo-giallo love letter to classic slashers that will send your popcorn flying and have you diving behind your seat!
A cold, wet day. A declining cinema. All you want is to get out of the rai...
Phantom of the Mall: Eric's Revenge (Theatrical Cut)
1989 • United States • Directed by Richard Friedman
With numerous interpretations of Gaston Leroux’s classic novel The Phantom of the Opera having been turned out over the years, it was only a matter of time before the slasher genre decided to take a stab at the tale – step forward 1989’s Phant...
1982 • United States • Directed by David Nelson
In one of the most unlikely cinematic pairings of all time, David Nelson (who rose to fame as a child star playing alongside his real-life family in the wholesome TV show The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet) directs Playboy Playmate and adult star ...
A sex maniac is prowling the streets of Perugia, targeting the picturesque university town's female students. Alarmed at the plummeting life expectancy of the student body, Jane (Suzy Kendall, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage) and her three friends elope to a secluded country villa - only to dis...
What do you get if you combine Thanksgiving, American TV star Louise Lasser (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman), killer 80s synths and some of the most gruesome special effects in all of slasher history courtesy of Ed French (Terminator 2)? Why, it’s Blood Rage, of course! Twins Todd and Terry seem like...
When a group of horny teens wind up on the grounds of a creepy abandoned asylum, they think they've found the perfect place to party. Little do they know that inside the building's crumbling walls lurks a freakishly deformed maniac, driven to madness by the tragic loss of his fiancée in a car acc...
Hitchhike to Hell
1977 • United States • Directed by Irvin Berwick
Be careful who you hitch a ride with! All roads lead to terror in 'Hitchhike to Hell', the delightfully sleazy cautionary tale from cult director Irvin Berwick ('Malibu High', 'The Monster of Piedras Blancas'). Howard is a mild-mannered momma's b...
The Chill Factor
1993 • United States • Directed by Christopher Webster
The Exorcist meets the Winter Olympics in this tale of demonic possession and snowbound slashing from director Christopher Webster, producer of Hellraiser and Hellraiser II: Hellbound. For a group of young couples, a snowmobiling trip turns ...
1983 • United States • Directed by Edwin Brown
Three young couples set off into the mountains for a weekend of climbing, drinking and lovemaking. But little do they know that they are stumbling into the terrain of a fearsome predator - a wild man, horrifically burned as a child many years ago in...
Two young couples set off to a secluded island for what promises to be a restful retreat. But the peace is short-lived: as a storm batters the island, troubled artist Kay begins to sense that a malevolent presence is here with them, stalking them at every turn. Is she losing her mind, or are her ...