If you want a spine-chilling movie to leave you feeling paranoid, The Silence of the Lambs is great for you.
This wild movie takes you on a rollercoaster full of emotions while keeping you on your toes. You would not want to miss any second of it.
This film follows a young woman’s training to be an FBI agent. Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster), is one of the top students in training. Buffalo Bill (Ted Levine), is a serial killer that has yet to be found, but is killing women. Sterling is sent to investigate by questioning Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), a brilliant serial killer who is also a psychiatrist that could lead the FBI closer to success in catching Buffalo Bill. Lecter is able to bargon, while dropping hints as to who Buffalo Bill is, but asking for things in return to slowly sneak out of jail.
Agent Sterling is a bright young woman who relies on a ton in the movie. She plays a key role in revealing who Buffalo Bill is. In one of the girl’s dead bodies, Sterling points out an object lodged in her throat, a cocoon of a moth, which becomes a key clue for FBI to catch Buffalo Bill.
Although Buffalo Bill is a psychopath and a killer, the character that should be spotlighted is Lecter. He is based on the serial killer Alfredo Ballí Treviño Lecter, who would kill and later eat people. Lecter is brilliant with what he does, while being absolutely insane. He is able to profile Buffalo Bill and predict what will happen next. Lecter is a key character of the movie.
The best scene in the movie is when Lecter is able to escape from the courthouse. He bribes the FBI with food while giving key information. Lecter was able to steal a pen, using its tip to uncuff himself then kill two cops. He cut off one of the cops’ skin, and used it as a disguise to get out. As creepy as this sounds, the way he is able to escape was something a normal mind wouldn’t be able to do. This scene is not a key part of the movie, but can be known as the best scene because of how brilliant, creepy, and chaotic it is. Lecter makes the cops look stupid while he plays his game of tricks.
The Silence of the Lambs gets a 4.5/5 rating because of how timeless this movie is. The 1991 film has some age to it but is still a classic of horror movies.
I recommend this movie to anyone who is a horror movie lover. The Silence of the Lambs is a creepy movie that will provide you the experience of adrenal flush.