Fall comes with a lot of fun activities including pumpkin picking, haunted houses, hayrides, fun corn mazes, pumpkin spice everything, and most importantly: horror movies. Sure, you can watch horror movies any time of the year, but it’s more special if you watch them during the Halloween season. Whether it’s a horror classic or a classic in the making, any horror fan has a favorite serial killer. We’ve created a list of the serial killer movies that should definitely be on your must watch list. Here is our list of the Top 5 slasher serial killer movies.
Slasher Serial Killer Movies – Halloween (1978)
Halloween is definitely a movie that will be on TV multiple times during the Fall season. Michael Myers escapes as he was leaving a mental hospital for a court date. He returns to his hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois to stalk and kill his victims. Following the original that was released in 1978, there have been plenty of movies throughout the years including two from horror director, Rob Zombie. In 2018, star of the original Halloween, Jamie Lee Curtis, reprised her role as Laurie Strode for one last time.
Slasher Serial Killer Movies – Scream (1996)
One year after her mother’s tragic death, Sydney Prescott and her friends are being tormented by a mysterious ghost faced killer who is dressed in all black. This spooky character calls their victims and asks them questions including the famous line, “What’s your favorite scary movie?” Sydney must do what it takes to protect her family and friends from this crazed killer. (this movie is available to stream on Netflix)
Slasher Serial Killer Movies – I Know What You Did Last Summer
A group of high school friends find themselves in a mishap while they were driving home from a fun night on the beach. By mistake, the driver of the car hits someone. Instead of telling the police, the group decide to just throw the body in a nearby lake and pretend the night never happened. However, a year after the incident, someone knows what they did, and this person wants revenge. This teen scream includes celebs that you may recognize including Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr., Jennifer Love Hewitt, and Ryan Phillippe.
House of Wax
Ever been to a wax museum? By watching this freaky film, you might stay away from one for a while. A bunch of college kids are trying to make it to a football game when, of course, one of the tires on their car goes flat. While looking for some help, they run into a deserted town. One of the main attractions of this town is an old rundown wax museum. Throughout the movie, the friends must work together to get away from the insane family that runs the museum that turns its victims into wax. The movie stars Jared Padalecki, Chad Michael Murray, Paris Hilton and more.
A couple with a rocky relationship head to a family vacation home after a wedding. They soon notice that something seems off. When they realize 3 people wearing different masks are trying to hunt and kill them, they must do what it takes to survive a night of terror and suspense. You may not want to watch this flick in the dark. To make this an even more story to tell, this movie is actually based on true events that still aren’t entirely known.
Don’t forget to check out Netflix, Amazon Prime, or Hulu’s stash of serial killer films, you might just find a new favorite.