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October 28, 2010

My 3 Favorite Scary Movies Of All Time: Johnny Boots Edition

Ever since that scene in Scream where Ghostface asks Ms Barrymore that same question people have been asking each other it with regularity. Actually, I'm pretty sure they have been asking each other that since the beginning of film itself. Scary movies are just so easy to talk about... and so easy to form an opinion of. For many reasons they are the genre of movies that you can point to and say "Yup, these are the ones I LOVE!!!" In honor of CCD's 1st annual All Horror Week, we decided to highlight some of our contributors and friends 3 favorite scary/horror movies of all time. These may not be the best, but they are each person's FAVORITE, so these lists should be quite fun. Here we go!

Johnny is really a sweet, sweet boy once you get to know 'em...

Johnny Boots runs our favorite horror site of all time, Freddy In Space. Everyday I eagerly wait to see the newest updates in my RSS reader from the twisted world of Johnny's mind to give me the scoop on whats really going on in the ever growing genre of horror. Since this is All Horror Week here at CCD, we figured that there was absolutely no better person to bring on board for an opinion on their favorite scary flicks. So, with no further ado, I bring you the 3 favorite scary movies of Johnny Boots... (pay attention numb-nuts, this guy knows his horror!!!) 

When I think favorite, I think FUN. I love The Shining and The Exorcist and consider them to be two of the best horror films ever made, but that doesn't mean they'd make the cut for a list titled 'My Favorites'. So here are what I consider to be my three FAVORITE horror films of all time, as evidenced by how often I find myself popping them into my DVD player.

Cabin Fever (2002) - This is the single most watched DVD in my collection, one that I've watched an average of at least 10 times per year ever since it was released back in 2003. Though I got the Blu-ray a couple months back, I find myself unable to part with my DVD copy due to the emotional bond I have with it. Whenever I have friends over who are looking to watch a horror movie and whenever I get drunk by myself and want to pop something fun in, Cabin Fever is always the first thing that comes to mind. At this point I've made all my friends watch it on more than one occasion, so I unfortunately only really get to watch it by myself these days!

Friday The 13th Part 4 : The Final Chapter (1984)- Jason Voorhees, Tom Savini, Crispin Glover and Corey Feldman join forces to create what I consider to be the ultimate 80's slasher film. It's fun, it's gory and it's quite simply the personification of the type of horror movie I dig the most.

Hatchet (2002) - Everyone that knows me is probably sick of listening to me suck Hatchet's wanker, but I just cannot seem to stop myself. It's just so much goddamn fun and I really cannot fathom why anyone out there could possibly think otherwise. Two words : JAW RIP! Much like I consider Friday Part 4 the ultimate slasher of the 80's, I just might have to give Hatchet the same honor for the 2000's.


  1. Nice picks, Johnny. I still gotta see 'Hatchet'.
    (I bought and watched 'The Collector' Blu-Ray yesterday. What're your thoughts on that? I thought it was pretty good.

  2. I was pretty on the fence with The Collector when I saw it in the theatre. Watching it a second time a couple months back, I really found myself digging it. It's a bit too Saw-like, but it's a solid little gore flick nonetheless.

  3. Everything seems to be "Saw"-like these days. But I thought it delivered the gross goods.

  4. I loved Cabin Fever too! The only other person I know (in person) that's ever liked it is my sister. I actually bought her a copy but gave her my hologram edition instead. She takes better care of stuff than I do :)

    I'm drunk and forget what else I was going to say.

    Actually I need to go watch it again. BBL.