The Silence of the Lambs vs. The Shining

12 comments

13 comments

on 11/19/2010

I'm kind of surprised no one's commented on this match-up...Anyways, Kubrick wins for relying on atmosphere and tension although Demme shouldn't be dismissed.

on 11/21/2010

I agree with emkang. The Shinning has the creepy atmosphere nailed, and as I always say, nostalgia trumps all for me, and the Shinning was one of the first scary movies I ever saw.

on 10/7/2011

Good Clash! Both of them are Scary,scary thrillers with a great sense of immersion n' atmosphere. I agree with my fellow reviewers and gotta give this to The Shinning, you can't be craziest than Jack on this one.

on 1/10/2012

Both great classics! But Kubrick's The shining wins here for me. "Here's Johnny!!"

on 2/12/2012

The Shining is more entertaining than Silence of the Lambs.

on 3/15/2012

Not too difficult, at first it seems like a tough choice but the Shining is clearly superior in my eyes, not that I harbor dislike for The Silence of the Lambs.

on 7/4/2012

The Shining was great, psychological fun the first time I saw it. But I'm never in the mood for it anymore except around Halloween time. I can watch Silence anytime and enjoy it.

on 7/11/2012

The Shining by far. Anthony Hopkins was amazing though.

on 9/22/2012

silence of the lambs

on 9/22/2012

silence of the lambs

on 9/22/2012

silence of the lambs

on 9/22/2012

Ill pick The Shining because if it wasnt for Hopkins Silence would have sucked.

on 9/22/2012

Silence of the Lambs. I also enjoyed the Shining, even though I'm not a Kubrick fan.

on 10/14/2012

Silence of the Lambs! The Shining stinks!

on 10/14/2012

The Shining it is. But extremely tough decision...

on 2/16/2013

The Silence of the Lambs is so much more unsettling. It's an easy winner here.

on 4/20/2013

Gotta go with the silence of the lambs

on 5/31/2013

Silence.

on 6/8/2013

Silence of the Lambs is simply the far better film.

on 6/24/2013

The Shining. Period

on 7/29/2013

I've gotta give it to The Shining.

on 10/1/2013

Jack Torrance has nothing on Hannibal Lecter.

on 10/10/2013

The Shining

on 11/21/2013

I'm just going to bash your brains in.

on 11/22/2013

Deranged Hopkins beats psychopathic Nicholson this time around.

on 12/11/2013

Shining was made better.