I'm looking forward to Evil Dead Rise quite a bit, but.... what? The past 5-6 years or so have been an absolute renaissance for horror, there's been something for everyone. The late 2000s/early 2010s? Now that was garbage, definitely a dark age.
Clearly the OP misses the “good old days” of found footage, torture porn, and remakes.
Don‘t get me wrong, I liked a few of the above, like Blair Witch Project 1 (the 2016 film at least had a good final act, fuck Book of Shadows though), Cloverfield, Saw 1 and to a lesser extent 2 (never got around to the others), and the 2003 Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake (hey, certainly better than all the TCM films that followed it).
But yeah, there was FAR more trash in that era (honestly I’d extend it to most of the 2000s, there was a reason so many people were seeking out foreign horror films during that decade). Like, I couldn’t stand any of the Paranormal Activity films. It felt like in 2013 when James Wan made the first Conjuring, he was like, “let’s A) actually utilize proper camera work instead of constant fixed shots because ‘ooh, house camera footage!’, B) actually get people who can act*, and C) actually try to be scary!”
*minus the dad in the first film. Holy hell he was bad in some scenes. His wife and the Warrens‘ actors made up for it, and even some of the kids have good moments (the one girl sounded legit freaked out when she said something was standing right beside her sister). And holy shit, the little girl who is possessed in the second film, she killed it! And that effect where she’s sitting behind Ed Warren and the camera has her out of focus and she transforms into the old man spirit even though we saw the actual actress sitting before it went out of focus and there didn’t seem to be a cut, like damn! James Wan had some good tricks! Also, kudos on getting that guy who played the Crooked Man, people assumed it was CGI due to the body shape, but no, there was a guy with that unique of a body structure.
Sucks Wan didn’t direct the third film, you could tell the drop in quality, but I still enjoyed it (though far less than the first two) purely to see Ed and Lorraine again. It was like one of the bad X-Files episodes, sure it sucked it wasn’t one of the good episodes, but it’s enjoyable just to follow Mulder and Scully.
But anyway, yeah and then A24 is just pumping out so many unique and well directed and acted horror films. Even some of the more conventional and sillier stuff is fun. Like, this year, Megan was really fun, and Scream 6 is fun for what it was (and hey, nice to see a slasher actually set in New York the whole time! Looking at you, Jason “Takes Manhattan”!)