Am I the only young guy who hates today's horror movies/modern day horror films?

As a young guy who unfortunately didn't grow up in the golden age of horror films (1970s-1980s), I honestly hate the vast majority of today's "horror" films. My reasons for it are because almost all of them just outright lack originality (I can understand that originality is almost impossible these days in entertainment but at least put some effort to throw in a few new ideas in the mix with the unoriginal things), they rely way too much on blood, gore and jump scares. They also rely way too much on CGI effects. I'm not trying to be a hipster or anything but that's really the truth about most of the modern day horror films

The only one modern day horror movie that came super close to scarying me the same way old classic horror movies like The Amityville Horror (1979), The Shining (1980) and Suspiria (1977) did is Insidious (2011) and that's because unlike most of today's horror films, while Insidious did utilize some jump scares, they didn't greatly overuse it and actually build up a terrifying feeling in you with many of their scenes.
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  • Yeah, modern horror movies are pretty bad. Most recent, good, horror movies tend to be independent works and/or foreign films.


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  • I can't stand most old horror movies cause the acting is soooo much shittier for a lot. And they just aren't scary.

    I did like Evil Dead and The Shining. I still have to see The Exorcist and some others. But I don't usually like movies pre-1980 in ANY genre so...

    I loved the modern Carrie with Chloe Grace Moretz, but I couldn't watch more than 10 minutes of the original.

  • I don't really hate them but I do heavily dislike modern horror movies also. To me they are just too predictable, I know when there is going to be a jump scare because they make it so obvious. I also don't like that nowadays there are a lot more horror movies out there that mainly use the same formula but I did like a few of them but overall I find most of them the same and predictable.

  • You aren't kidding! I don't mind a couple jump scares, but earn it with suspense first! Set the mood, build tension, and for gods sake don't make it a cat jumping out of cupboard or a friend from around the corner. Filmmakers and Hollywood need to go back and watch the thing and Halloween and TCM, psycho, the shining again and relearn what makes great horror movies

  • I agree with you 100% I only watch the odd one now a days and I don't like most of them. Insidious was awful I thought. I have liked 1 or 2 but I couldn't name them right off the top of my head.

  • I don't know man, I think Horror movies age really badly.
    The only classics I think stood the test of time rather well are the Thing and Alien.
    I would say the newer movies such as Pan's Labyrinth, The Babadook or Drag me to Hell have a more stable foundation going forward.

    I think one issue with horror movies is that the better the movie is the less scary it becomes, which in turns means a lot of the good old scary "classics" weren't particularly great movies.
    Also, I don't want to question your taste but the Amityville Horror was... kind of really shit.

    • Depends on which Amityville movie. If it's the 2005 remake and the multiple sequels after the 1979 original, then yes, I'll admit that they all suck pretty bad.

  • In my opinion the sickest/goriest Horror movie i've seen/checked is ''Faces of Gore''. To be honest, it's actually a Shockumentary that shows you the worst and most goriest murders, suicides, car crashes and other gory stuff like this. I didn't saw the whole movie, i only saw it halfway through (like a bunch of minutes) but still though it's not for the faint-hearted so if you wanna search it i suggest you be prepared.

    • 1 y ago

      Sorry, he accidentally posted this here while searching for other posts related to ''Horror''. He wanted to post this on a post about the sickest horror movie ever. I wish he could delete this opinion but unfortunately you can't here. Sorry about this.

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