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A History of Horror: The 12 Most Essential Serial Killer Films

Adam Nayman reflects on the legacy of ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ and the evolution of the “serial killer” genre

Earlier this month marked the 30th anniversary of the horror classic The Silence of the Lambs, the only horror movie ever to win Best Picture at the Oscars. This video, written and narrated by Ringer collaborator Adam Nayman, reflects on the legacy of The Silence of the Lambs, as well as the evolution of the “serial killer” genre at large, from 1930s Germany to the art-house films of today.