I've noticed lately that there has been a downwards trend in the number of quality horror movies being released. I mean, it seems lately that I'm lucky to get one good horror movie (by good I mean actually scary, doesn't have to be shakespeare or anything). Last year, I'd say the Dawn of the Dead remake and Saw were the only good two that I saw. Might've been more... (me brian ait'n noi goad at memmorri). Surely the terrified general population is enough to justify a few more good horror movies, preferably with some kind of social context (or at least a villain that doesn't die five times). Surely it isn't that hard to make something scary? Is it?
Enough with 'psychological' horror movies that don't engage me mentally at all, and slasher movies that only seem to slash at my fleeting sense of purpose (causing me to ask what valuable service I could be performing for society other than watching this).
I remember fondly the exorcist, poltergeist, omen and alien. (even though i was only born in 1987, I had watched all of these by the time I was ten.... very disturbed child. I know.)
Whatever happened to the horror movie?
Where has all the horror gone?
Even stephen king is writing freaking fantasy for christ's sake...