I used to love scary movies but having kids turned me off them.
I also got turned off by torture porn movies like Hostel (I think that's what it was called) and the ones like that that seemed to linger lovingly over images of women being hacked to pieces and being tortured. Not my idea of entertainment.
I still think Psycho was a truly great scary movie. I prefer the ones where the violence is more inferred than explicit. My imagination is way more vivid than what they show anyway.