I agree with both you guys. I think that a lot of the regulars have left to "take on life," and the Horror genre truly is cannibalizing itself. It's sad, to say the truth. I've been venturing into the classic Era of the 80's and beyond ever since I was younger, but I find my interest in modern Horror diminishing by the year. There was a time when I would see a good dozen Horror films a year, and I've only seen one in 2011! (And that was Scream 4.)
And you've got some great taste, Cory! The Hatchet and Feast series are both favourites of mine! I've yet to see Laid To Rest, mainly because I've always considered it to be some churned out STD flick such as Midnight Movie, but the more I hear about it the more interest I have.