Scaretober-Movie Review: Silence of the Lambs

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Hello!
Welcome to the nineteenth day of October! I hope that your year has been going well. If you have been with me a while, you will know that every year I attempt to watch a lot of scary movies for October mostly to cure myself of my wariness of scary movies. When I started this series several years ago, I could barely sit through a scary movie to save my life. Now since doing this series I can say that I am much better. Last year, I decided to attempt to add books to this series. Unfortunately, I didn’t end up completing this series last year, but I have high hopes for this year 😉

On the nineteenth day, today’s movie is Silence of the Lambs. This is another movie that came highly recommended from several people. I had tried to watch this movie several years ago, but failed because I just wasn’t ready. The story of Hannibal is one that needs to be taken and swallowed carefully. It is definitely a creepy psychological thriller of its time.

Here’s a quick rundown the movie in case you haven’t heard of it before. Jodie Foster plays Clarice Starling, a trainee at Quantico who is asked by one of her professors to visit Dr. Hannibal Lector and provide a profile. Clarice agrees to do so and after her first encounter with him she has flashbacks to her childhood with her father. After Clarice completes her report and turns it in, her professor asks her to continue to visit Dr. Lector in order to see if they could get more information on the identity of Buffalo Bill, the current serial killer plaguing the FBI. Buffalo Bill kidnaps a Senator’s daughter and then things become dire. When Clarice goes to see Dr. Lector to ask for advice again the institution’s director Dr. Chilton accuses Clarice for not sharing information between agencies. Dr. Chilton begins listening to Clarice’s and Dr. Lector’s conversations and tries to trick Dr. Lector into helping him instead. Dr. Lector plays along getting him released from Dr. Chilton’s custody into a lower prisons custody.

As promised I won’t spoil the ending for the movie for you in case you want to watch it. This movie was super intense and it actually took me a while to put together how Dr. Lector actually engineered his escape. I’m glad that Clarice was able to put together Dr. Lector’s notes and figure out who Buffalo Bill was as well as save the Senator’s daughter. I was definitely scared and a bit jumpy during the movie, but it was definitely more of a psychological thriller than a straight scary one.

Let me know if you have seen this movie and what you thought of it. I hope that you have been enjoying this series even though some of the movies have been bad. I hope that you will continue to stay tuned throughout the month to see what other posts I have planned. See you again soon!

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