As I red the OP. You've never seen a horrormovie cause you don't care for the genre. But after the reaction from your friends you let yourself see one which they recomended and it was shit. It confirmed what you believed. But you are still curious and therefor this thread. You gotten some tips on Horrormovies that ain't totaly shit but also much more confirmation that the majority of Horrormovies are shit. So no problems from my point of view. Horrormovies are most likely shit and it is totaly fine if you don't Watch any of those that have been mentioned here.
Well, I've never seen the "Horror" movies that were brought up in conversation with friends. But, apparently things I've considered to be more Sci-Fi or Sci-Fantasy fell under the Horror genre even though I never saw them that way.
The Evil Dead movies
28 Days/Weeks Later
Silence of the Lambs
I haven't seen Pandorum, Cube/Hypercube, Wolf Creek, Cabin in the Woods, any SAW film nor It. Pandorum may end up on my list to watch, I saw it has Dennis Quaid in it and he usually has involvement in decent films. It, may end up on my viewing list, depending on the length, which I believe I've had someone tell me previously that It was on TV originally and is 5 or 6 hours long, could be they were talking about The Stand, I don't really remember. As for the others, I may watch them, especially if Cabin in the Woods is a parody. Wolf Creek, never heard of it. Cube/Hypercube, sounds interesting from a previous description of it. SAW, honestly, I'm probably not going to bother with this since I know it's simply hack, slash, guts and puzzles made to kill people who don't survive them.