Silence Of The Lambs V.S. The Exorcist

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Which is the better movie?
36.00%
9 votes
The Exorcist
64.00%
16 votes
Silence Of The Lambs
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i voted the excorcist, because its the originality here, it was the beginning of it all, excorcism of a normal child hit by a demonic force and what comes after is pure horror, fear, dread, call it whatever u like, while silence of the lambs is a totally different thing, it s a crime thriller that goes really deep into human subconscious and even doesn t feel dated after 30 years of release, a classic but has nothing to do with the excorcist, two totally different movie genres



Weird how The Silence of the Lambs is considered "horror", yet Manhunter is seen as a thriller. I guess it's the way those films were directed because the story of Manhunter is more horrifying than The Silence of the Lambs, if anything.



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Weird how The Silence of the Lambs is considered "horror", yet Manhunter is seen as a thriller. I guess it's the way those films were directed because the story of Manhunter is more horrifying than The Silence of the Lambs, if anything.
Think it's the other way round mate.
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Think it's the other way round mate.
Sorry, but I find Francis Dollarhyde much more terrifying than James Gumb. Francis Dollarhyde is physically intimating, schizophrenic, is into necrophilia, murders entire families, and what he did to Freddy Lounds was far much gruesome. James Gumb doesn't even compare. Hell, we don't even see James Gumb murder anyone on screen. The Silence of the Lambs is a better film, but Francis Dollarhyde is a far more brutal villain.



Think it's the other way round mate.
both movies again, have nothing to do with horror, so please stop dwelling into it as if these movies are horror movies, both are crime thriller, that s is it.



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both movies again, have nothing to do with horror, so please stop dwelling into it as if these movies are horror movies, both are crime thriller, that s is it.
Wrong again. Manhunter is actually labelled as a crime horror.



both movies again, have nothing to do with horror, so please stop dwelling into it as if these movies are horror movies, both are crime thriller, that s is it.
A weird analogy but saying that the Silence of the Lambs is not a horror movie, or novel, it's like saying Unbreakable isn't a comic book movie. It is, technically, but it's all truly just subjective. For me I think both Silence of the Lambs and The Exorcist we're horror movies because they displayed outright evil, gore, and scared you. That's my definition of horror though, everyone has their own because there's no set definition for it set in stone.

I read the Thomas Harris novels & agree that Jame Gumb isn't as scary as Dollarhyde (sorry Ralph Fiennes couldn't Act 6 inches of height and another 100 lbs of muscle on himself in Red Dragon), but both are but rays of light compared to Lecters sun. I would consider Red Dragon/Manhunter horror too, like "smart" horror, and true stories of serial killers horror too. That would be True Crime/Horror, right? Just like flicks categorized Drama/Comedy, etc...



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These are both special films. Very difficult to pick between them given how different they are. On the slimmest of margins Iíll go silence although I have seen the exorcist recently and itís as close to perfect a film I have seen which is also how I would describe silence.



I think people consider The Silence of the Lambs "horror" because Hannibal Lecter comes off as a movie monster. He's the only fantastical element in this crime thriller setting.



This might just do nobody any good.
Didnít Hannibal have his chops with peas on the side?



Very mean of the original poster to pit these agaisnt each other.
I know These matchups to me are the best because for sheer enjoyment its a photo finish.

I think its fair to compare the 2 to each other, not like its Caddyshack V.S. Saving Private Ryan lol!



I always compare Silence to Se7en and The Exorcist to The Shining. Anyway, I voted Exorcist but both 5/5.
that s how the comparison needs to be done anyway



I always compare Silence to Se7en and The Exorcist to The Shining. Anyway, I voted Exorcist but both 5/5.
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1 SOTL
2 The Exorcist
3 Se7en
4 The Shining



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I always compare The Exorcist to Carrie, but I guess The Shining is similar enough to compare as well.