The Silence of the Lambs

The Silence of the Lambs poster.jpgMany people have heard of insane asylums. Many movies take place in them, some horror, some drama, some comedy. While these moves take us behind the forbidden walls. In the 1990 film The Silence of the Lambs we are brought right into the world of a serial killer through an FBI agent.

FBI student Clarice Starling is at the top of her class. Training to become an FBI agent she is given the task to help take down a serial killer. However, in order to do so, she must get into the mind of Hannibal Lecter. As she makes her way to the insane cannibalistic doctor she finds she is in more than she bargained for. Working off of the clues of the psychiatrist, she manages to figure out who Buffalo Bill, the serial killer, is. However, the more she works with Lecter the more Lecter wants some freedom. When a senators daughter is kidnapped she finds herself having to make deal with the mad doctor only to have him escape on her. With Lecter on the loose and Buffalo Bill still out there, it is up to Clarice and the FBI in order to bring the man to justice.

On October 12, 1773 the first insane asylum in America opened. This place would turn into a common theme for movies, songs, and television shows. In the 1990 classic The Silence of the Lambs we are brought into the mind of a serial killer who is behind the doors of one.


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