While more of a thriller than a horror film, the Silence of the Lambs has enough tense moments to hold you over, that’s for sure. The film won a few Academy Awards and is still heralded as a film that reinvigorated the crime-drama, for good reason.
Clarice Starling is a young FBI agent that is assigned to a case. The killer has murdered a large number of women and has removed parts of their skin for reasons not entirely known. As she probes deeper into the case, she learns that she has to go and talk with one of the most diabolical men she will ever meet, Psychologist Hannibal Lecter, famous for being a cannibal.
During their meetings, Clarice starts to get to know Dr. Lecter, and in doing so, she also learns more about the case she is working on, just in time for ‘Buffalo Bill’ to kidnap another woman. Racing against the clock, Clarice has to solve the case before the serial killer can take another life.
CONTENT WARNING: The film has been (and is considered for good reason) to be rather transphobic. The killer in the film, Buffalo Bill is attempting to make a skin suit out of the women. Wanted to throw it out there just in case there are some viewers who have not seen the movie or didn’t know to expect it. On top of that, there is some brutal violence against women in the film, so keep that in mind as well please!
Reilly’s Rating: 9/10
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