I find that Hollywood has lost its sense of suspense. It is now all blood guts and dismemberment. The story more than anything is lost in the gore. I have always found that what scared me most is what I didn't see, I guess that is why I liked the first Blair Witch. Not seeing the shark in Jaws but hearing the music, not seeing Jason or his mother but to hear the music, or thinking that Michael Myers was hiding in the shadows that was scary. One other thing is what ever happened to low budget movies that became classics like the original Halloween.
It always looks darkest just before it gets totally black.