Episode 6: The Silence of the Lambs, or Something Wickedly Tasty This Way Comes

Cook up some fava beans and uncork your nicest chianti, as we find out where our early fascination with gruesome murders likely comes from, with Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins (or should we say HOTkins?) in Jonathan Demme’s The Silence of the Lambs. How much direct eye contact can an audience withstand? Did anyone else watch the TV spinoff Clarice? And why would fashion conscious Hannibal Lecter be caught dead in that frumpy linen suit and floppy hair? We might have some answers for you if we didn’t spend most of this ep talking about serial killers.