Insidious was alright, but it's basically a rip-off of Poltergeist and kinda just made me want to watch that instead. Sinister and the Conjuring (which I think are from the same director/producer?) were great though.
A couple I've seen recently that I really dug:
The Babadook (2014) - IMDb
- An Australian horror film that's been getting a lot of buzz. Really, really good "scary shit happens in a creepy house" type of movie.
The House of the Devil (2009) - IMDb
- Really awesome old-school horror flick. A college student takes a babysitting job at a creepy house and creepy things happen. Really suspenseful and well done with a great payoff.
As Above, So Below (2014) - IMDb
- An archaeologist and her crew explore the catacombs beneath Paris, creepy shit ensues. I loved this flick.
You're Next (2011) - IMDb
- pretty much a standard home invasion movie, but really well done. I was really pleasantly surprised by this and ended up watching it again.
V/H/S (2012) - IMDb
- An anthology of horror shorts from different directors. There are actually three of these films now. The first one is pretty solid, but I prefer the second, which has by far the best segment out of the whole trilogy (Safe Haven) from the same guy who directed the Raid. The third one kinda sucked.
The Den (2013) - IMDb
- Found footage horror shot almost entirely through phones and computers. A grad student is doing a thesis on online communication and is documenting her interaction through a chat roulette-style website when creepy stuff starts happening. Premise sounds dumb but the movie IMO pulls it off.
recent but if you haven't seen [Rec] (2007) - IMDb
or the American remake, Quarantine (2008) - IMDb
they're both really good. I prefer [REC] slightly but the remake is, surprisingly, pretty good too.
...yeah I watch a lot of horror movies.