I know I said Halloween was the first slasher movie, and I’d ignore everything that came before it, but I lied. Call the internet-movie-list-police if you want, but I figured if you’re interested enough in horror to have clicked this far into a list of slasher movies, you need to see The Leopard Man.

Producer Val Lewton’s and director Jacques Tourneur’s 1943 b-horror flick may not be a “true” slasher movie, but it features one of the best “woman being stalked by a killer” sequences ever shot, and its ant-racist, pro-feminist message was decades ahead of its time.

Where to stream: AMC+ or digital rental