What makes Dr Hannibal Lecter so malevolent and truly one of the horror classic icons is his nature to come across as a highly educated and, in some respects, something of a charming man. Played so elegantly by Anthony Hopkins, Hannibal is a cannibalistic serial killer that delights in enjoying his prey in some of the most extravagant ways imaginable. ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ is a film that encapsulates the gravitas of Hannibal, whilst also providing a brilliant motion picture provided by Jodie Foster as the lead protagonist. Gripping and tense throughout, it is a wonderfully original piece of film that never fails to unsettle those watching.
Hannibal (Silence of the Lambs) (3/6)