I dont play horrors games often but when i do it seems like im doing the same thing: "Oh the door is locked, better find the key" Throw in some monster encounters "Oh no the blah blah is locked, better backtrack" More monsters.
Is this the pinnacle of horror games? Some can argue and say "Well in all games you do this" but if that was the case the horror genre wouldn't stick out like a sore thumb.
Have you noticed it too? Why do you think it's like this?