I think it's a matter of having nearly worn out my vhs copies as a child. I mean some of these I'll still watch once in a blue moon. My horror obsession started quite young at probably 5 or 6, so films like The Beast Must Die! and Octaman still have a certain nostalgic appeal but really I'm not convinced that they were ever great films though my childhood self would disagree. I see the merit in films like Dracula 79, but again as a child it blew me away, now there are adaptations I prefer such as Horror Of... by Hammer. I have the upcoming Hammer box on pre-order and will probably buy the BR of Salem's Lot too. At 43, I've just seen too many slasher films of varying quality to really re-visit any but the classics. I still watch The Shining, The Exorcist, The Thing and lesser known films like The Car and Alligator quite regularly so all is not lost.