My Current Top 25 Favorite Horror/Suspense Movies starting with #25

  • XXV. The Omen (1976) (Directed by Richard Donner)
  • XXIV. Suspiria (Dario Argento)
  • XXIII. Se7en (David Fincher)
  • XXII. Rosemary's Baby (Roman Polanski)
  • XXI. Scream (Wes Craven)
  • XX. Hellraiser (Clive Barker)
  • XIX. Wes Craven's New Nightmare (Wes Craven)
  • XVIII. The Descent (Neil Marshall)
  • XVII. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1973) (Tobe Hooper)
  • XVI. Night of the Living Dead (1968) (George A. Romero)
  • XV. The Thing (1982) (John Carpenter)
  • XIV. The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock)
  • XIII. The Shining (Stanley Kubrick)
  • XII. Misery (Rob Reiner)
  • XI. The Evil Dead (Sam Raimi)
  • X. Dead Alive (Peter Jackson)
  • IX A Nightmare on Elm Street (Wes Craven)
  • VIII. Halloween (1978) (John Carpenter)
  • VII. Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock)
  • VI. Dawn of the Dead (1978) (George A. Romero)
  • V. Alien/Aliens (Tie) (Ridley Scott/James Cameron)
  • IV. Poltergeist (Tobe Hooper)
  • III. The Exorcist (William Friedkin)
  • II. Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme)
  • I. Jaws (Steven Spielberg)

Saturday, April 5, 2008

I'm having an old friend for dinner: The # 2 movie on my list: "The Silence of the Lambs"

Winner of Best Picture, Best Actor (Anthony Hopkins), and Best Actress (Jodie Foster) for 1990, "Silence of the Lambs" is a masterpiece. It is flawlessly directed and acted from the first frame to the last. Anthony Hopkins gives an unforgettable performance as Hannibal Lecter, the brilliant cannibal who assists the vulnerable and inexperienced FBI rookie Clarice Starling, played terrifically by Jodie Foster. The movie has many memorable scenes highlighted by the exchanges between Lecter and Starling and the scenes involving the Buffalo Bill character, played by Ted Levine, who preys on women so he can use their skins. Truly disturbing material elevated to art by director Jonathan Demme. A truly great American suspense film. What is your opinion of "The Silence of the Lambs?"

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