The Silence of the Lambs

Movie • 1991 • Crime  Report
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SofieWasTaken
There’s a cat seen sitting in a window but nothing happens to it
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user15694
precious breaks her paw falling into the well but is otherwise unharmed and catherine is seen leaving the house with precious in her arms (i think she adopted her)
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Nekrotikk
Buffalo Bill's dog, Precious, yelps because Catherine pinches her leg to make Bill think she's hurt. Catherine is seen holding Precious. In the book this is because Precious is not actually hurt and I think holding her in the film would also be to stop her running round and showing that she's not really hurt. Catherine is otherwise affectionate to Precious in both the film and the book. Spoilers: Catherine threatens to hurt Precious but no indication is given that she would actually go through with it, she sees the threat as a way to potentially escape Buffalo Bill. At the end Catherine seems to adopt Precious so the dog probably saw a vet and went on to live a happy life with Catherine. We don't see this but that's the impression I got.
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madliv
Yes. First a moth in a cocoon in found in the throat of a dead woman. It is then dissected. Later, in a home, many live moths are seen flying in large cages. At one point a man allows one to climb over his face. At the end of the movie, a fly is crawling on a man’s face. There are images of moths and butterflies throughout the movie.
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Ravesti
In one scene, Clarice describes to Dr. Lecter seeing and hearing lambs being slaughtered during her childhood.
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FishMan
Don’t remember any live ones, there are multiple scenes with insects/arachnids in terrariums and display cases.
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Sid
The climactic scene consists of Buffalo Bill stalking Clarice through a dark basement with a gun using night vision goggles and it is absolutely terrifying
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Sid
A teenager is kept in a well and sprayed with a hose for misbehaving. Others were killed before the events of the film. There’s also a disturbing scene where Hannibal asks Clarice if she was sexually abused as a child - “did the rancher force you to perform fellatio? Did he sodomise you?” - and she says no but it’s still not a nice thing to hear
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Sid
The scene where Hannibal kills the guards is a little gratuitous
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Calliopehoop
No, but there is a coroner scene of using tweezers to extract an object from a corpse’s mouth
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Moolder
Hannibal is a cannibal.
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cassandrasaurusrdr
Not but someone’s face is removed.
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cassandrasaurusrdr
No but someone is held captive in a deep pit and it’s pretty claustrophobic.
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FishMan
(Warning- Description of nail/finger trauma) Some victims clawed at the walls and damaged their hands and broke/lost entire finger nails.
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deadgrlwalkin
*spoilers* When Hannibal pretends to be an injured police officer in order to escape, he begins to shake aggressively on the stretcher. We don't know if it is an actual seizure or if Hannibal is faking it.
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Sid
Buffalo Bill tortures the girls he kidnaps physically and Hannibal tortures Clarice mentally by forcing her to relive traumatic memories
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Allandrel
A character claims that a dog has broken its leg, but may have been lying.
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cassandrasaurusrdr
A minor’s corpse is shown but she is a teenager. She does not die on camera, it’s just referred to and aftermath is shown.
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TFMD
A serial killer holds a live victim against her will
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Ravesti
Clarice's father dies before the beginning of the film's events; there is a flashback scene of young Clarice at her father's funeral/looking at his body.
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Sid
When the body falls through the hatch on the roof of the lift and when Clarice sees the corpse in the bathtub and then the lights go off
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cassandrasaurus
A character who is being held hostage is threatened with getting hosed down “again” and is shown soaking wet.
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zackerith
SPOILERS at the end of the movie when clarice shoots Buffalo bill he spits up blood while laying down. Not bad but if you want to avoid it skip a couple seconds after she shoots
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Not in this category, but Clarice gets jizz thrown on her face walking back from talking to Dr lector by another patient at the facility. It is gross and may affect you
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Sid
The protagonist is a trainee cop
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eyesinthehills
Many key scenes take place in the institution in which Dr. Lecter is housed. There are a number of patients in the cells surrounding his.
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Calliopehoop
There is a scene at the end with a character breathing extremely heavy in panic for several minutes
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invadermac
Is cannibalism an eating disorder?
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Ravesti
Dr. Lecter convinces Miggs, the inmate who assaulted Clarice during her previous visit, to kill himself.
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Allandrel
A character is coded as transgender, although several characters (including hospitals that perform gender corrective surgery) claim that they are not transgender.
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eyesinthehills
A character is trapped in a well. Another character must find their way out of a completely dark basement while trying to avoid being killed. Dr. Lecter's cell is rather small as well, and he remains in it for much of the film.
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xxlivlovesmusicxx
miggs pretends he’s harmed himself, saying ‘look at the blood’ but we don’t see anytime as he hasn’t
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Sid
Lots of them. The two main ones are Hannibal and Buffalo Bill, but some of Hannibal’s fellow mental patients are also violent as well
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Does a baby cry?
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0
camera flashes &, police sirens on multiple occasions
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Sid
The scene in buffalo bills basement in the dark
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TheCassandraComplex
The movie handles transgender issues in a clumsy, dated way that can come off comical. The depiction of Buffalo Bill, a serial killer who is crafting himself a woman-suit, is often parodied. However, the film’s intention was not for this character’s behavior to be comedic.
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adeliajbrown
No but the movie does contain homophobia and transphobia
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devprodoubleoh
The killer has a blanket with swastikas on it. it is seen a couple times towards the end of the movie.
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TFMD
YMMV. The villain, serial killer Buffalo Bill, is portrayed as a "man who wants to be a woman" due to psychosis. Psychiatrists assert that Bill is mentally ill, and not actually a trans woman; Bill is always called "he". The film takes care to point out that "real" trans people are not serial killers. Because of this, I have heard some trans people argue that this film is unusually progressive for its time. Personally I disagree; it reinforces the idea that medical professionals deserve to decide who is and isn't trans. And obviously the film has been responsible for popularising harmful stereotypes of trans people, even if that wasn't the intent.
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Cryptid_Crow
Raspell, the head in the jar, is trans. Bill is not, as touched on in the movie, and gone over in depth in the book.
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cassandrasaurus
Buffalo Bill refers to one of his victims as “a big old fat person”
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MakWitt
Clarice starling had s***n thrown into her face
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Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
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Ravesti
Clarice has s***n thrown at her by an inmate at the mental institution. One scene shows Buffalo Bill fully nude, though his genitals are tucked between his legs. Sexually suggestive language is used in some scenes.
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RachelH
[SPOILER] Buffalo Bill is killed and the girl is saved which I consider to be a happy ending for the film. However, Dr. Lector escapes and he eludes to Agent Starling that he is going to eat someone he knows. While He is having this conversation by phone we can see him watching Dr. Chilton and then following him through a crowd.
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Sid
Mostly from cops
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FishMan
No but corpses are retrieved from the river.
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