Thursday, October 29, 2009

To enter the mind of a killer she must challenge the mind of a madman.

Although my #3 pick was considered a sleeper the year it was released, it still managed to rake in the top five Academy Awards - Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Screenplay, and Best Picture - making it the third and most recent winner of this achievement.  Any guesses?  It's The Silence of the Lambs (Demme, 1991).  About a young FBI cadet (Jodie Foster) who must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer (Anthony Hopkins) in order to receive his help to catch another serial killer, this film is not only an amazing showcase for both Foster and Hopkins, but a true psychological terror.  

There are too many terrifying aspects of this movie to name them all, but Hannibal Lecter is certainly one of the scariest parts.  He is smart, disturbed, and unimaginable twisted - the ideal antagonist for any horror flick.  There is no way you will ever forget him!  And Lecter is not the only memorable part of the movie.  Unlike some films, the thrills and terror of this one are sure to last.  As Roger Ebert stated, "The popularity of Jonathan Demme's movie is likely to last as long as there is a market for being scared."

Don't miss this bona fide classic!


  1. Yes! Lambs is one hell of a film. I rank it and Seven as the two best serial killer movies ever. Well I guess you have to count Psycho also. Either way..all great films. Good pick for #3 Sarah.

  2. Seven and Psycho are both great movies. There is just something about Hannibal Lecter that is terrifying!! The other two don't really scare me, they are just really terrific films.