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31 Days of Halloween: Day 9: The Silence of The Lambs (1991) – A flawless Thriller of High Quality

silence_of_the_lambs_ver2_xlgCategory: Thriller/ Drama
Actors: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney, Anthony Heald
Duration: 118 min
Rated: R

You might like this movie if you enjoyed:
Misery (1990), The Cell (2000)

Long Story Short:
In order to create a profile of a vicious serial killer Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster), a young and inexperienced F.B.I. cadet, has to rely on the help of Dr. Hannibal Lecter – a psychopath who used to be a respected psychiatrist. But his help comes with a price.

This movie truly is a unique experience and a great example for perfection. Both Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins received the Oscar for their performances which was more than justified. The atmosphere is gripping and scary throughout the entire movie and won’t let you go until the very end. The movie is beautifully shot and the editing is brilliant, everything works well together. The writing, the dialogues, the music, everything is in sync and creates a perfect mixture of Psycho- Drama and Horror- Thriller. I was 9 when I saw this for the first time and I had nightmares. This movie is 22 years ago and still gives me chills whenever I watch it. A perfect choice not only for Halloween.

Rating: 8/10


  1. My idea of the perfect flawless thriller too! Also loved Red Dragon. I wished to do a thesis on this, but felt that it would be too much for the traditional teachers who would come for evaluation and end up giving negative score just for the topic 😀

    • Well, you can always find another aspect of a movie that someone before you might have missed out on. You have a strong voice judging by your reviews, so I am sure your thesis would be very interesting. I final paper in my Art of Cinema Class had to be about a director and I chose Darren Aronofsky, I had a major focus on his movie Requiem for a Dream, which is totally disturbing and took the best out of me. My teacher said he read many reviews about this movie, but mine was still unique in my own way… So think about it!

      • Its not about finding an aspect, its more about a topic they don’t want the students to take. If we write about the same work which they already know about, it will be easier for them – they say. When I took “Interview with the Vampire”, they hadn’t read the book nor watched the movie, but still graded my work after quickly going through. As they come from outside colleges, they rarely care. Still, I would do my next possible thesis on something related to horror for sure, despite the fact that they want the students to progress on the same set path which has been followed for decades. They will be like “this is different, but why bother? get a topic which everyone knows about” 😀

      • Most of the students want the spoonfeeding & so they justify it. Even as our college encourages something, those from the other colleges who evaluate the work doesn’t seem to like it, there is the problem.

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