I'm a horror lover as well and my fave is Halloween. Total classic!
I also love Nightmare on Elm Street and next weekend my friend is taking me to see it on the big screen! Can't wait cause I saw it on cable never in the cinema.
You're right that they don't make them like they used to but one that I did like and someone who is good at scary is Guillermo Del Toro and his 'Don't be afraid of the dark'.