It seems to me, that decent number of older horror movies have not a horror-movie-structure and spoopy gloomy visuals, but general-drama-movie-structure and visuals. Idk how to explain further, but when I watch something horror (not explo) from 70-80, I found myself thinking: "wow it's like a real movie"
I mean if you are watching something horror from nowadays, you see
, that it is straight horror movie: I'm not even talking about trashy blumhouse ones, but also about critically acclaimed - like Midsommar or Hereditary. Well, it's not like it's something bad, I guess