by Patrick Bromley
Regular visitors to this site know that I'm a big fan of slasher movies (just listen to our latest episode of the podcast!) and of Shudder, the all-horror streaming service to which I've been a subscriber since it was in beta testing. As such, I thought it might be fun to put together this list of some slasher titles I think are worth watching on Shudder.
These aren't necessarily the "best" slashers available on the service. Some are genuinely great, but there are others I like more that I've left off the list in favor of including a few that are either slightly less known or just a lot of fun. Hopefully this list offers some variety, a couple of scares and a whole lot of characters making bad decisions. Enjoy!
Black Christmas (1973, dir. Bob Clark)
Black Christmas isn't technically the first slasher movie, but it is one of the most influential for the way it helped create the formula. Great characters, great atmosphere, great scares. Great, great movie.
Tourist Trap (1978, dir. David Schmoeller)
Blood Rage (1987, dir. Bruce Rubin)
Fender Bender (2015, dir. Mark Pavia)
Stagefright (1986, dir. Michele Soavi)
Cold Prey (2005, dir. Roar Uthaug)
Last Girl Standing (2015, dir. Benjamin R. Moody)
Happy Birthday to Me (1981, dir. J. Lee Thompson)
Madman (1981, dir. Joe Giannone)
Hide and Go Shriek (1987, dir. John Hough)