I love good horror movies!
Favorites (originals...not remakes): Halloween, Jaws, The Shining, Silence of the Lambs, Psycho, The Exorcist, Misery, Night of the Living Dead, 28 Days Later, 28 Weeks Later, Shaun of the Dead, The Sentinel (1977).
BQ: What makes a horror movie stand out is a good amount of suspense, scary atmosphere, unexpected scares, good plot with a twist, memorable scenes, and having characters that are interesting that you care about.
BQ2: I was watching the movie "Audition," and there was a scene where the girl is brutally torturing a man. I felt very uncomfortable with that scene and wanted to turn my eyes away. Also, any dumb horror movie would make want to walk out because it is a waste of time.
BQ3: Best directors: Roman Polanski, Alfred Hitchcock, George A. Romero, John Carpenter, Stanley Kubrick.