Originally Posted by 17thJuggalo
Gotta agree here. There's so many visceral 70's style brutal films that have been made in the past 10 years that I have zero interest in. I don't find that to be horror in the classic sense at all. They're not scary and they're not fun. You're not being "challenged" by them like an arthouse film but rather just repulsed for the sake of shock value.
I completely disagree. Whether or not you like films like Hostal or Saw they were the most relevant films of that time. They were a direct result of 9/11 and its aftermath. They weren't just shock value they also played on the fears and xenophobia of the day, just like the films of the 70's did. You were being challenged you just didn't realize it.