8 Best Slasher Films to Binge-Watch on a Weekend

Slasher films aren’t as popular today as they used to in the 1980s because nothing surprises audience anymore. However, the 2018 Halloween film reminded us of the potential of the genre and why it has fascinated horror fans in the first place.

If you’re looking for movies to binge-watch on a weekend, here are the best in the genre.

Psycho (1960)

Based on the novel of the same title by Robert Bloch, the story starts with a secretary who stole money from her employer running away and forced to stay at a motel after the weather turned bad. In it, she met the charismatic owner who invites her to share dinner.

The Burning (1981)

The story is based on an urban legend of Cropsey told at summer camps and is the basis for the name of a man burnt because of a prank. Cropsey survived the burning but because of the trauma and disfigurement, he wants to find those responsible for his condition.

Alone in the Dark (1982)

After the death of the psychiatrist of the facility, the replacement Dr. Dan Potter moves into the area with his wife and his daughter. He later learned that some notorious patients were responsible for the death of the doctor. It wasn’t long before his family’s life was placed in danger after a blackout failed to keep the patients inside the facility.

Tenebrae (1982)

This is a good introduction to giallo horror films. The story centers on the search of a mystery novelist who is searching for a serial killer he may have inspired by one of his novels. The killing began even before he arrived to promote his work.

Peeping Tom (1960)

From the title itself, you can guess that the murderer enjoys watching other people. In this case, he enjoys recording and watching the expressions of his victims on his camera as they die. Now that might not be impressive today if you compare it to the murders on the news, but at the time it was shown, the film was quite controversial.

Opera (1987)

Alternatively called Terror at the Opera, the setting for the strings or murder this time is in an opera house. It all started when the role of Lady Macbeth of the Macbeth production was injured and replaced by another actress. The murder took place on the opening night.

Black Christmas (1974)

As you might have already guessed, the murders in this movie took place during the Christmas season after a group of girls received a phone call from a stalker. The story was inspired by the urban legend of the babysitter and the man upstairs.

Blood and Black Lace (1964)

Another giallo film, the victims of this slasher films are mostly women, too. This time the killer is targeting fashion models while looking for a diary that details the bad things happening in the fashion house. If found, this could ruin the name of the people involved.

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