The Silence of the Lambs
Release Date: 1991
Director: Jonathan Demme
Starring: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Ted Levine
Plot: A serial killer is on the loose and a rookie FBI can only solve the case if she gets help from another serial killer.
Why it’s recommended: While there are no jump scares, The Silence of the Lambs offers a creepy atmosphere, psychological horror, and nerve-wracking performances from Anthony Hopkins and Ted Levine.
Interesting Fact: The production received full cooperation from the FBI, as they saw it as a potential recruiting tool to hire more female agents.
Best Line: “A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti.”
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 95% Certified Fresh
*Featured in Steven Schneider’s: “101 Horror Movies You Must See Before You Die”
*Featured in Steven Schneider’s: “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die”
*Based off the book by Thomas Harris
*Won the 1992 Best Picture Oscar
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