advancement in technology make failed ideas simpler to realize. it's not that tech or CGI inherently ruin the scare factor, they just make bad decisions easier to implement. they make it easier to overdo it. i wouldn't fault the technology, which has enabled ridiculous triumphs like LoTR battle scenes or the amazing flyovers of Minas Tirith. i fault the people who used the powerful tool poorly. it is the power to tell a narrative that has suffered in the era of Twilight and fan fiction and other derivative garbage. don't even get me started on cliche monster categories like vampires that have 'rules' which nearly every piece concerning them inexplicably adheres to. not to mention the lack of imagination that leads to writing a story around the same monster type again and again.