The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

As far as horrors go, this isn't too terrifying of a view. It is rather more of a psychological thriller with scenes that are scarring. I only watched this for the first time in 2020 and I'm glad I waited so I would understand it more than if I watched it at a younger age. It is very easy to follow, but morbidly complex film. The fine intricacies make this picture a spectacle and one that separates itself from the rest of the genre. The whole story revolves around a serial killer, and surprisingly, not Hannibal Lecter - the selling point of this film. Rather he acts as an accomplice to the investigating agent but manipulates everything to his advantage. 'The Silence of the Lambs' offers so much to the viewer, with dark humour, well-timed jumps and character development, the film wants you to know more about Hannibal (played fantastically by Anthony Hopkins). I was expecting a lot from this with it being hailed as one of the greatest thrillers and horrors of all time, but it blew away everything I was hoping for and did so much better. I knew nothing about this going into it, and I feel as if I still have only scratched the surface of the true message to the film. However, I must leave it here as "I'm having an old friend for dinner"...


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