I like horror a lot, but the problem is that the quality is very sketchy. Stephen King's last short story collection, Full Dark, No Stars, for instance, was very good, but his little chapbook, Blockade Billy was just crappy. There's an author named Brian Keene who occasionally does something good, but he hasn't done anything good for quite awhile.
I recently watched both The Last Exorcism and The Devil, but was very unimpressed by either one. I won't even talk about Jonah Hex. I was a sad panda when I saw that. In my opinion, Ghost Story, both the movie with John Houseman and the book by Peter Straub, is an example of good horror. The same goes for both the book and the movie The Shining. The movie, Silent Hill, could have been good if it wanted to be, but it just didn't seem to want to be. The movie, Alone in the Dark, was one of the worst movies of all time. Slasher things, of which I consider Saw a subset, are usually really more porn than horror. Vampire stories have been forever sullied. I don't think I'll ever take another vampire seriously.
H.P. Lovecraft and Poe go without saying, and Pseudopod does a great job of horror short fiction; however, lots of horror short fiction is teh suck. A good example would be that author I mentioned earlier, Brian Keene. He has written many sucky short stories. He wrote one in which the idea was that Lazarus was a zombie, and then crowed and crowed in an afterword to the story about how original it was, to which I say, "Pfft. Most. Un-original concept. ever."
Preacher, Lucifer, and Sandman can all be kinda included in the genre, and they were all good, but House of Mystery, while a very good concept, has usually been crap.
Does anyone have any good horror suggestions?