31 Days Of Horror: Day Twenty Seven

Welcome to “31 Days Of Horror”!

This years theme is Horror film Easter eggs.

“What is meant by Easter eggs in movies? An Easter Egg is a term used to describe a hidden detail left in a movie by the filmmaker. This element could be a message, foreshadowing or call-back to another medium, designed to give the audience members sharp enough to catch, a thrill.”

Silence Of The Lambs

I may be reaching a bit here but I’ll let you be the judge of that. in the film ‘Clarice’ asks Lecter about one of his drawings. He says “That is the Duomo, seen from the Belvedere”. As Lecter already knows, ‘Jame Gumb’ lives in Belvedere, Ohio. A belvedere is an architectural structure designed to take advantage of another view, in this case the duomo, or cathedral, in Florence, Italy.

Lecter also asks“Do you know Florence?” He’s not only giving Clarice a clue about ‘Jame Gumb’, but maybehis own plans, to escape Dr. Chilton’s little box: As we know at the beginning of the “Silence of the Lambs sequel “Hannibal”, ‘Lecter’ is living in Florence, working as a museum curator.

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