Yes, sometimes. I read a little bit of everything. I suppose it lets you feel scared for a bit while still being safe. I prefer supernatural horror over thriller type novels about things that could actually happen.
I have not got the time now to read...''I'm on the clock''!!
So if I did I would read a good 'horror' if I could find one, not into blood and gore, just something that will brush away any cobwebs from my mind.
Okaaaaaay, call me crazy . . . > Stephen King, Graham Masterton, Peter Straub, Richard Matheson, James Herbert . . . . . all still scare me. LOL. My Kindle is a great blessing because I no longer have to take my scary book to the other end of the house and lay it face down on a table so that I can sleep. I still dream about the old lady from The Manitou floating down the hallway a foot off the ground. *shiver* and don't even get me started on The Shining. Oddly, Stephen King's The Talisman is one of my favourite books ever. Strange man, Stephen King.
Oh, as to what I enjoy about the genre . . .no idea. Why do we do it at all? I can only say the authors I have quoted are really good at the written word - some horror stories are so "twee" that you wonder if the writers are still in primary school. I also like E. A. Poe and J. Sheridan Le Fanu . . . creepy ghosties . . .whooo whooo.