The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Having watched the behind the scenes for the upcoming X-Files miniseries, I was already in a retro mood. When Jillian asked if she could watch The Silence of the Lambs, my night was made complete. So, for tonight’s review, I will touch on that classic, although, it needs no review.
Plot/ A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.
Since Jillian wanted to watch this classic, I felt it was time to finally kick back and absorb all that this classic has to offer. Having watched it dozens of times since first seeing it in the theatre when it came out, it is one of my favorites, and a movie that never grows old. In fact, it may be one of the best horror/thrillers to ever grace the screen, definitely deserving all of the accolades it received when it was first released. The scripting was outstanding, the cinematography, direction, and vision of the film were spot on, the subtle changes in atmospheres, the performances, and the exploration of the complex relationship between Hannibal, and Clarice was amazing. In the end, this is one of the best movies, regardless of genre, I have ever watched and it has left a lasting imprint on me. This one has stood the test of time, and is a movie that every fan of horror or thrillers must watch at least once in their life. If you fit that description, and have not watched it, you are wrong. Find it, and watch it!