Jonathan Hemme

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Horror doesn’t get a lot of academy awards… in fact it only has like three or four and that’s if you want to bend the definition of horror quite a bit. Well, this thriller brought the genre a tidal wave of awards winning best picture, best actor, best actress, best director, and best adapted screenplay. Sure, it’s not directly billed as horror but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do to get recognized by the academy. Click through to see why it got all that praise.