Why are indie horror games getting so shitty??
Because it is the same old clché!
Average Indie Horror Game:
Collect all the pages and try not to get captured by the enemy (Slenderman, etc.)
THAT HAS BEEN DONE A SHIT TON OF TIMES!
Make up something of your own!!!
Don't just use slenderman or another monster from another game, LEARN TO MODEL OR FIND SOMEONE WHO IS GOOD AT MODELING!
MAKE NEW OBJECTIVES! Pages are overused and so annoying anymore. If you can't think of anything, WATCH A MOVIE! Movies are loaded with tons of ideas! (examples include: Saw, The Collection, The Mist, Cloverfield, or the world that Dalton is in after going in the "coma" in Insidious!)
When you make the monster - ADD ANIMATIONS! Teleporting enemies are a sign of laziness! MAKE THEM WALK, RUN, ETC. Hell, if you want, you can make them do the moonwalk or dance, IT DOESN'T MATTER JUST STOP USING TELEPORTATION AS THE METHOD OF TRAVEL! IT GETS SO ANNOYING AND UNFAIR!
Now go and make a jaw dropping game!