Hells yeah, best horror film I have seen was the Blob, the 1988 version. Good God, I had nightmares from that movie. It felt authentic and real, it felt good when compared to today's CG'ed up horror films. I didn't care if the effects were cheesy, the movie was all there. I can't say the acting is great, but still scared the crap out of me. Three scenes from that movie were really memorable. The one where the lady is in the phone booth and then Blob just pwns the booth and the lady within. Also, the cook (I think it was a cook), reached down the drain of the sink. Seconds later, he is pulled down mercilessly down the drain. The foot was sticking out of the sink. Boy, did I have to go to the washroom after that. Finally, when a teenage couple were in the back seat of a car. And then when the man reached for her breasts, his hand gets stuck and then the girls face collapses, a really solid effect.
I agree that movies should be more old school, in the sense of using less, much less CG for live action. It just takes away from the feeling of a film, the satisfaction of seeing one. No wonder why I enjoyed the older movies before the millennium.
Another point I would like to make is that plot lines are becoming very small, meaning there is no originality anymore. Sci-Fi is a big example, always aliens, superweapons going wrong at the last second, invasions. I am currently trying to write a story about Mankind's a Galactic Federation surviving in the 30th century (not giving out all the details
) but it always winding up to a cliched thing. It's incredibly hard to write something that hasn't already been there. I sometimes make bets with my friends of what will happen with a particular movie we are watching, making predictions. Some movies are so predictable that it makes you want to walk out the theatre, whining your money back.
I just hope Spielberg's nest sci-fi film on wormholes won't be a huge downer, I need a sci-fi film for my brain. I'm craving for one.