Can’t bitch about this pick. Silence of the Lambs is most definitely one of the 31 Scariest Movies of All Time. A great movie based on a great book, It makes me want to punch everyone who thinks Manhunter is a better movie. Don’t get me wrong, Manhunter is a great flick, but Silence of the Lambs is a masterpiece.
And for me, it isn’t Hopkins that does it for me. It’s easy to think that, but he’s not in the movie all that much. I think that the whole movie would have failed if it weren’t for the dude who played Buffalo Bill. I can’t imagine any other actor saying: “Was she aaaaa bigfatperson?” Seriously that’s guy is gold.
I’ve seen it so many times and now I can’t think if Hannibal even actually helped Jodie Foster solve the case. Did he give her any clues? Also, how come the cops who were guarding him in that giant room were all alone but there were 50 cops downstairs? Why weren’t there 50 guys in the room? If my job was to guard someone and they gave me 52 guys to do it, I would put a lot more guys in the room where the guy I’m guarding actually is. But then again I’m a tactical wizard, so of course I would think like that.
Now, going into a house where a crazy serial killer whose house was a big pit in it is not something a tactical wizard would do. But it is something that Jodie Foster would do. And she kicks ass. This movie has suspense, gore, fear, good acting, and a cock-eyed bug expert! If you haven’t seen it, you’re frigging crazy. It’s part of the canon! Trailer after the Jump! Now. If you’ll excuse me, I’ll just go back to practicing for the role of Miggs in the stage version.