This week on the podcast: An FBI trainee seeks help from a brilliant psychopath to stop a serial killer in the masterpiece “The Silence of the Lambs”.
To enter the mind of a killer, she must challenge the minds of these podcast hosts.
ABOUT THIS EPISODE:
This week on They Mostly Podcast at Night, Chaos and Carnage are joining Clarice Starling on the search for a serial killer. The only path to find that serial killer? Through the twists and turns of one Dr. Hannibal Lecter. And if you are good enough, he might even be kind and have you over for dinner. Or have YOU for dinner. Whoops!
If you are a new listener to the PaNcast, be aware there are spoilers and expletives ahead! We break down the movie, go through a summary, offer analysis, trivia, arbitrary awards, reviews, ratings, fanfiction and more!
“Buffalo Bill, a serial killer is on the hunt. The FBI send a cadet to get info from another serial killer and things go awry.” – Carnage’s Five Second Summary
Clarice Starling is a cadet with the FBI. And because they have failed on their own, the big wigs at the FBI put her into play with Hannibal Lector, noted psychiatrist, serial killer and cannibal. They believe her feminine wiles and down home sweetness and accent will appeal to Lecter better than their suits did. Instead, it is her honesty, tenacity, smarts — and let’s be truthful, a damn bit of good luck — that help crack the case of Buffalo Bill.
Through finding a dead body in an old storage garage, to attending an autopsy of the latest skinned victim of Bill with an interesting moth residing in its throat, Clarice definitely has her work cut out for her with these two game-playing serial killers. Will she find the last victim before it is too late?
At only 5’3, Jodie Foster still manages to bring a presence to Clarice Starling that goes to toe with her male allies and antagonists. With five Oscar wins, including one for the chilling performance from Sir Anthony Hopkins, this movie is not to miss.
Go check out The Silence of the Lambs if you haven’t….no just seriously go check it out first if you are a fan of horror and haven’t seen it yet. Do not pass go or collect $200 until you do. Then make sure to check out this week’s episode for a lively debate on what it all means with Chaos and Carnage!
The Silence of the Lambs is streaming on Netflix. Join us next week for Summer of ‘84, streaming on Shudder.