Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees - just reading those names can send a shiver down the spine. That's the power of a truly great slasher film: they create memorable villains and enduring heroes to keep us coming back for more (even when that means watching the action through our fingers). The 25 films on this list are the best slasher films of all-time, at least in our humble opinion. Given the nature of the genre, there's some debate among horror fans about which movies qualify as true slasher flicks, but if they feature a high body count, are historically significant, or changed the rules of the genre in a meaningful way then that's good enough for us.
Ready to delve into some blood-soaked, final girl-heavy horror masterpieces? Then read on to discover the best of the best slasher movies.