Yesterday’s October Scary Movie choice was The Silence of the Lambs, because, quite frankly, it’s damn time I actually watched that movie. I was a little sleepy due to all the early shifts I’ve been having at the Day Job, but that is a freaking amazing movie right there. It got me thinking a little bit, too, on how I’ve yet to really develop a story idea that deal with a serial killer, and that’s kind of a shame. It’s always exciting to try to tread into new territory with my writing, and, if Silence of the Lambs displays so well, it’s also a great chance to delve into some cool psychological concepts.
Now, the first step before any of this hits the ground (other than the millions of other projects I should finish first), I know I want to track down the Thomas Harris novel and devour that as well. And then probably a million other books in the same ilk, as well as movies, and that’s when I realize that this isn’t a genre I know much about, which is probably why I haven’t thought of a plot or two in that vein yet. But I could definitely take some recommendations.
Then again, Se7en was one of those movies that I watched frequently enough that people kind of started to get a little worried about me. But a good psychological serial killer is something that you have to put a lot of thought into, I’d imagine, and I just never really bothered to work out a concept like that.
And, yes, now I finally have eradicated the one thing holding me back from getting into the Hannibal show, which I’ve wanted to do because holy crap, gorgeous.