Silence of the Lambs, in its time, was THE psychological thriller of all psychological thrillers. The shear fact that that this man could be any man made it more terrifying than any slasher flick out there. I think, for me, it was the first time I'd associate a real fear of "this could really happen" with a movie.
As the years went on other Hannibal based movies were made but for whatever reason I had zero interest in them. Maybe it was because I couldn't figure a way they could ever top the original. Maybe I was just to scared to watch. Whatever the reason, I was left ignorant # to Red Dragon, Hannibal, and Hannibal Rising. Let alone even being aware of the series Hannibal. (I'm not forgetting Manhunter)
Last week, while doing a typical rundown of Netflix and Amazon for something stimulating to watch, I was asked if I had seen any of the [Hannibal](series:721010) films. Imagine the surprise when I answered "Of course! I've seen Silence of the Lambs". That's it? You've not watched ANY of the other movies??? Nope, sure haven't.
Needless to say it was made very clear that I was, in fact, missing out. So okay... Let's watch! Oh no. The only real way to understand Mr. Lector is to start from the beginning. This is what I'm doing. Red Dragon, Hannibal, Hannibal the series, Silence of the Lambs, and finally Hannibal Rising.
It'll be a process. It'll require time and dedication but I feel up for the challenge. I'll touch base as each concludes and share my thoughts. Who knows... Maybe I'll find him intriguing. Maybe even less of a monster. Maybe I'm setting myself up to lose some faith in humanity.