Wednesday, October 21, 2009

31 Days of Horror 2: The Silence of the Lambs

October 21, 2009: The Silence of the Lambs
To enter the mind of a killer she must challenge the mind of a madman in The Silence of the Lambs.
Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins will likely be forever associated with their roles in this bone-chilling masterpiece, based on the novel by Thomas Harris and directed by Jonathan Demme. FBI trainee Clarice Starling (Foster) is sent by her supervisor (Scott Glenn) to interview ferociously intelligent serial killer Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lechter (Hopkins) at his cell in a Maryland mental hospital. The FBI hopes Lechter can provide insight into the mind of killer-at-large, Buffalo Bill (Ted Levine), whose current abductee happens to be the daughter of a senator. Intrigued by Clairice, Lechter demands information about her personal life and in exchange for clues, and the two begin to form a strangely intimate connection, with a girl's life hanging in the balance. Starling is gradually revealed as a woman struggling out of her own darkness, bound to aid the dysfunctional males around her on their own paths of transformation, liberation, and destruction.
This movie a two hour thrill ride that will have you hooked from start to finish. Anthony Hopkins delivers his Oscar winning performance and he'll give you the chills.
If you haven't seen The Silence of the Lambs then you are really missing out so you need to get to the store or onto Netflix and get a copy.

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