I was just thinking lately as I've watched what many consider classic films by the likes of Argento, Fulci, or the numerous well known slashers that have been a horror staple over the years amongst fans, that I feel some of these have lost the edge they once had. Stylistically many of these still hold up today and I can still enjoy them to some level, but many of these films from the 70's, and especially the 80's were held in high regard or sought after in their uncut form because of the crack down on gore and violence in that era. Many of us can remember the "video nasty" days, or how brutal the MPAA was to low budget horror, forcing drastic cuts to gore and violence for studios to get that "R" rating so they can get theatrical releases. It was like finding a pot of gold when you came across a bootleg or even a legit release of these films in their true uncut form. Move forward to today now though where most films have all the gore and violence remain intact and still get the "R" rating, or you have even popular television shows that exceed in bloodletting beyond those old giallos or slashers. My point I'm trying to get at is as I watch many of these old horror classics, they seem to fall apart and even at times become boring because of the reliance on the shock factor of the kills, and they can be considered tame to what we have in horror films now. Combine that with nothing but thin plots or run of the mill horror cliches and I have a hard time watching what I used to consider classics as the wow factor is no longer there.