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Slasher is a horror sub-genre. The 80's were known as the golden age of the slasher.

The Rise and Fall

The genre started in the 70's with films like Black Christmas and Texas Chainsaw Massacre. John Carpenter's 1978 Halloween created a blue print for the slasher genre that would later be used in up to come 80's slasher films. With the success of Friday the 13th in 1980, many slasher films were made afterward therefore making the 80's the golden age of the slasher. By the end of the 80's the slasher genre had been all dried and was put to rest. When Scream was released in 1996, it reinvented the genre. The genre the once again died in the early 00's. Although, slasher films are still being made but not often.

80's slasher films

  • Child's Play
  • Friday the 13th
  • Friday the 13th Part 2
  • Friday the 13th Part 3
  • Friday the 13th:The Final Chapter
  • Halloween 2
  • Halloween 4:The Return of Micheal Myers
  • Halloween 5
  • Hellraiser
  • A Nightmare on Elm St.
  • A Nightmare on Elm St. 2
  • Prom Night
  • Prom Night 2: Hello Mary Lou
  • The Prowler
  • Return to Horror High
  • Terror Train
  • The Fog