Resident Evil 8 Nerfed The Horror?

Resident Evil Village releases today and the producer had interesting comments about balancing the horror. After just finishing Resident Evil 7 for the second time yesterday I was surprised to see that there was feedback about the game indicating it was “too scary”. The Resident Evil 8 reviews are already comparing the game to Resident Evil 4 with a greater focus on action and combat and less on the slow paced psychological tension that was so common in RE7. I was surprised, however, to see the producer say they wanted their games to be something anyone can feel comfortable playing. So what adjustments did they make?