Have you ever had one of those nights where you start to think "tonight is an awesome night to watch an awsome horror movie"? And after an intese search on netflix or cable you only seem to find the same movies that you already saw or new movies that have an IMDb rating above 5.
And why is this?
Yes indeed. New horror movies are not what they used to be, it´s all the same hebrew demons, things moving, fucking exorcisms tale. The time of iconic characters which we all remember today and which was so acclaimed by many like Freddy Krueger or Chucky is over, now all we have is the boogeyman from sinister and the fucking babadook.
2)Ctrl + C, Ctrl + V:
Because Hollywood is based on numbers as everything else, they have come to realize that "Oh!, horror movies WERE better", so they came up with a wonderful solution: REMAKES, REMAKES FOR EVERYBODY!!
Well, my answer for this is HELLS NO!!
We´ve all come to experience how lovely was Chloë Grace Moretz as Carrie, but nevertheless, It´s the same story repeated again and again. so if you happen to watch carrie (1976), well congratulations, you have seen them all. And don´t make me start with nightmare on elm street...
3)The boredom is inevitable
Suspense is good, the feeling of suspense creates a sensation in the viewer which makes him or her not even blink not to loose that wich is about to happen and its awesome for the director to know that he is creating a sensation in the viewer. But again, neverthless, when there is so much suspense that is easier to fall asleep that to keep watching, you start to rethink why you started to watch it in the first place.
Dont´t die of boredom watching the paranormal activity camera roll from left to right, from left to right, you get more enterteined watching a ping pong match.
So, in conclusion...
Don´t waste your time on cheap horror movies, and it is not yet the time for them to be scary so if there happens to come one of those horror movie nights, play it safe and watch some old classics.
I´m not sure if you will get scared, but you can get a very good laugh.