Today on March 30, 1992, the psychological horror film Silence of the Lambs took home the Big Five Academy Awards.
Silence of the Lambs was adapted from the 1988 novel written by Thomas Harris. It was the second of four books to feature the notorious Dr. Hannibal Lecter. The film stars Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Lecter and Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling, a young FBI trainee. Believe it or not, the movie debuted on Valentine's Day in 1991. Silence of the Lambs tells the story of Stirling's hunt to apprehend a serial killer known as Buffalo Bill. She eventually seeks advice about the case from the imprisoned Hannibal Lecter — a brilliant psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer. Harris based the Buffalo Bill character after three infamous serial killers: Ted Bundy, Gary Heidnik, and Ed Gein. He even attended some of Bundy's murder trial and later sent him a copy of Red Dragon.
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