IAmTheOneWhoKnocks saidI think REC is not only the best found-footage style movie of all time (altho Cloverfield, Blair Witch, Quarantine, and the Paranormal Activity's are decent), it's probably one of the only movies that's actually scared me.
I think most horror movies these days are total garbage, but this VHS actually looks really good. I love the found footage genre. The only good horror movies of the past 12 years I can think of besides them right now are Trick R Treat, Hills Have Eyes,and All the Boys Love Mandy Lane. The fact I can only think of 3 right now makes me sad.
Have you not seen the POS that were released in the 80s and 90s? Horror has always been a genre that has attracted tons of crap. In fact, we have a genre of B horror movies (which I love, but some are unwatchable!)
Also, your list is really bad dude. You need to get out and watch more movies. The Hills have Eyes? That was one of the worst movies I have ever seen. If I wanted to see monster rape porn thats what I would have watched.
Check out 28 Days Later (not only a great horror movie, I know some folks who say it is one of their favorite movies in general), 30 days of Night (again, same thing), The Innkeepers, and a couple others I cant think of right now.
Yes Horror movies can be crap, but when they hit they fucking hit dude. Like I said, if you thought those were good take a look at the ones I recommended, they are way better.