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Hmmmm. It's real close, but Hannibal eats the alien's liver with a nice chianti.
Alien is a classic
Pretty nice match-up. I'll have to go with Alien though. Ridley Scott's film is still a favourite of mine, three decades after it's debut on the screen. The Silence of the Lambs shocked me a little when I first saw it, but today seems to have lost it's touch. Alien for me.
Silence of the Lambs. But if this was against Aliens it would be a different story.
Two of the greatest horror movies of all time, each exploiting the thrill of the chase and the knowledge that the antagonist is a far greater hunter than the protagonist. They both hold up incredibly well in the modern age, and they're both cornerstones in landmark film series. Silence wins based on the fact that acting should beat great special effects, but Scott's story-telling is so good, that the margin is minimal.
The Silence of the Lambs had an intriguing story, three great performances (can't forget Ted Levine as "Buffalo Bill") and was masterfully directed (watch how Jonathan Demme uses the close-up so effectively). Alien can't compete with all of that.
Silence wins this one, greatest horror movie of all time.
Two horror classics. I must say that although Silence captured my interest and attention more at first, it's since worn off me a bit while Alien has continued to grow on me. The isolation and atmosphere of Alien is a key reason it works, and it being part sci-fi really lends that much more to the overall horror approach.
Alien is a horror masterpiece.
Silence of the Lambs is good, and Anthony Hopkins is great, but it doesn't really hold up that well. Alien is still a very powerful movie.
on May 31
Oh goodness... What to do??? Silence is probably the better made movie, so I'm giving it my vote. Notwithstanding, I have a deeper affinity for Alien. I really hate voting against it. No matter how you slice it, we're talking about mere centimeters here. I have Silence at #9 on my list and Alien at #10. I've mulled over switching them around for quite some time now. For now, Silence gets the nod. Really head-scratching choice here though. :-/
These stand as two of the only Horror movies that I actually like. Both are masterpieces, but I'm siding with Lecter.