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Dove_of_Doom t1_j6kfohv wrote

Silence of the Lambs is such an acclaimed horror film that people will actually deny it's horror. Because everybody knows horror can't be Best Picture good.


FeatheredVentilator OP t1_j6kgcqj wrote

Touché! Part of its impact was indeed the fact that it shifted the expectations of audiences with regard to what “evil” in horror movies should be or what they should be afraid of. Up until then, it was mostly boogeymen, faceless monsters, and supernatural creatures. It paved the way for a new kind of horror villain.