Top 5 Favorite Horror Movies – Mike & Bootsy

Mike Matei / October 27th, 2016

Mike and Bootsy choose their Top 5 favorite horror films


  • geddon

    October 27, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    I think it would have been more interesting to do the same video, but only include movies from the last twenty years.

  • Cory Morgan

    October 27, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    Great lists guys, I think mine would be very similar to Bootsy’s list. I was introduced to horror through Jaws, Alien, The Exorcist, and The Shining and it remains today my favorite movie genre by a landslide.

    • Cory Morgan

      October 27, 2016 at 7:34 pm

      Top 5:

      5. Phantasm
      4. Return of the Living Dead
      3. The Exorcist / The Shining (tie)
      2. Alien
      1. Suspiria

  • Paulballsftw

    October 27, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    I have to say from movies 2000 till now the only good horror movie that is a classic now to me is Jeepers Creepers. That movie was cleaver and had great effects for a creepy movie.

    • DMM_poo

      October 27, 2016 at 11:38 pm

      Oh my god, Jeepers Creepers may be one of my least favorite movies of all time. It may be the stupidest fucking movie I’ve ever seen. I thought it was a joke. I saw it in the theatre on opening weekend and I thought it was a comedy made for audience participation. I HATE that movie. It is retarded.

    • Wildside50

      October 28, 2016 at 12:48 am

      Well, just to offer a point, counter-point reaction to your post; I too really enjoyed Jeepers Creepers. It is in the realm of the believable slasher films where the perpetrator isn’t mystic or magical like Jason or Freddy, but just as effective.

    • Cory Morgan

      October 28, 2016 at 2:00 pm

      I’m going to miss a bunch but:
      The Conjuring 1 and 2, Insidious 1-3, Paranormal Activity, Cabin in the Woods, Mama, The Mothman Prophecies, Session 9, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Trick r’ Treat, The Babadook, Occulus, It Follows, The Ring, The Descent, Let the Right One In, The Mist

  • N F

    October 27, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    I know you usually rock the NJ hat but I could’ve sworn I’ve seen you wearing a Surf Taco shirt, ,makes sense with the mentioning of where Amityville Horror was shot.

  • dansims

    October 27, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    I really don’t understand why The Shinning is so overrated, me I hate it, it’s simply boring. I think it’s a king of snob thing, OH it’s Stanley Kubrick’ it’s good of course. Kubrick made only one good movie: A clockwork orange , that’s it. 2001: space odyssey ? Boring. About The Amityville horror, come on, it’s really a stupid movie, It’s not because it scare you when you were a child that you have to tell it’s your top 5 favorites ! I think that it’s to simplistic to resume movies to a genre like ”Horror”, because there’s movies which are not of this genre in your top 5, for example Jacob’s ladder (which I like a lot) is not an horror movie , it’s not intend to afraid you, it’s a nightmare of a person who is dying, and King Kong is a monster movie, not ”horror” Maybe it’s me, as a fan, misunderstand the meaning of horror in English, because i’m french, for me the genre is Fantastic, and there’s more subtleties in my analyse of movies genre.

    • TheFreakMachine

      October 28, 2016 at 3:21 am

      I always like this kind of comment: “the movie is boring so it’s bad” or “I hated it so the movie it’s not good”.
      Like a baby that only likes Teletubbies and nothing else. Or those anime kids that hate western movies and such.
      Jacob’s ladder is not an horror movie even if it is meant to scare you? Well, that is EXACTLY the definition of horror movies, one that goes above and beyond the simplistic genre about blood and monsters.
      About you “analyse”, that is just more anal than lyse, “Amityville Horror is stupid”: that is a very good film review, thank you a lot.

    • Guillaume Beck

      October 30, 2016 at 4:01 pm

      Salut compatriote … tellement regrettable de croiser un français ici mais d’avoir à lui dire que son post est incroyable de connerie, d’arrogance et d’une subjectivité bienheureuse d’une intolérance rare et navrante.

      T’as pas l’air idiot, mais putain dans l’genre prêcheur de basse cour tu te poses bien là, garde à l’esprit que ce top 5 est subjectif de leur part et ne prétend pas classer “les meilleurs films de tous les temps”, il ne s’agit que de leurs goûts et ça … les goûts et les couleurs tu sais … ça ne se discute pas.

      Soit dit en passant, assassiner Kubrick comme tu le fais c’est peut-être encore plus snob que de le vénérer sans raisons, il est loin de n’avoir fait qu’un seul bon film, mais t’as pas l’air d’être l’interlocuteur le plus ouvert d’esprit pour en parler.

      Pour finir, ton acceptation intransigeante des genres finira un jour ou l’autre par te jouer des tours, mais ça tu t’en rendras compte tout seul quand ça deviendra difficile pour toi de classer tes films dans des 400 catégories ultra spécifiques sans queue ni tête que tu auras inventé et qui au final ne contiendront chaque fois qu’un seul film.
      Ciao ciao

  • Allen Lucas

    October 27, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    After some consideration, here’s my top 5!

    5. Fright Night (1985) (The best of the modern vampire movies and vampires are my favorite movie monsters)
    4. Dracula/Horror of Dracula (1958) (Easily the finest of all Hammer horror films)
    3. Bride of Frankenstein (1935) (Loved all the essential Universal horror films but this is the one that sticks out in my mind)
    2. The Fly (1986) (I won’t forget the original with the legendary Vincent Price, but this is still the best horror remake ever made and the finest example of how to make a good remake)
    1. Jaws (1975) (Not only the best horror film but also my favorite film of all time plus I can relate to Bootsy that I too have grown up visiting the beaches of Maine)

  • October 28, 2016 at 1:26 am

    Don’t forget Moebius who also worked on Alien. HR Giger and Moebius, insane combo.

  • Nicholas Demos

    October 28, 2016 at 3:22 am

    Jacob’s Ladder. Totally agree. One of the FEW true horror movies for me. None of those scare jumps that serve no purpose for me…. Also to note, Jacobs Ladder was the main inspiration for the Silent Hill games among others. Everyone should watch that film.

  • Nicholas Demos

    October 28, 2016 at 3:28 am

    I don’t get James’ and Mike’s love for the Universal monster movies.
    Even as a kid I thought they were incredibly boring. Same with Godzilla movies….

  • bud

    October 28, 2016 at 10:10 am

    I had no idea The Amityville Horror was debunked as an insurance fraud. Of course…
    Those are good lists. I’ve actually never seen Alice Sweet Alice. I should rectify that.
    I don’t think I could reduce my list down to just 5. I have so many favorites. If hard pressed, I would say A Nightmare on Elm Street is my favorite horror movie/franchise. Followed very closely by the Evil Dead films.

    • bud

      October 28, 2016 at 10:15 am

      I also want to say the scariest movie I’ve ever seen isn’t even a horror movie. It’s Requiem for a Dream.

  • October 28, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    This is why I fell in love with Cinemassacre. You’ve helped me develop my own sense of film appreciation that I’ve been slowly developing all my life. And in the process encouraged me to enjoy films I may never have had any connection to/with without this site. And October is just the greatest month/season for film! Now let’s not be brash and stop Monster Madness at 10 years… Keep MM alive! Great list Mike and Bootsy.

  • October 29, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Great list
    i would love to see top 5 movies from more genres

  • February 28, 2017 at 4:58 am

    I’m going to preface this by saying that I’m not a horror movie aficionado, but any top 5 best horror movie list that doesn’t include psycho is wrong. Period.

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