25 Reasons Why Silence of the Lambs Is The Perfect Valentine’s Day Movie

Open your heart—maybe literally—for the classic thriller’s 25th anniversary.

The all-time suspense classic The Silence of the Lambs debuted in theaters on February 14, 1991. Please note the date. Talk about a St. Valentine’s Day Massacre!

Director Jonathan Demme’s big-screen adaptation of Thomas Harris’s acclaimed 1988 novel terrified audiences who turned it into a phenomenon, and transformed the careers of stars Jodie Foster as FBI agent Clarice Starling and Anthony Hopkins as instantly iconic cannibal anti-hero Dr. Hannibal Lecter.

As a blood-red love letter to Silence of the Lambs’ quarter-century anniversary upon the coming of Cupid this year, here are 25 reasons why it’s the perfect Valentine’s Day movie.

1. It’s fun to cuddle while you’re being scared senseless (and, hopefully, panstless!).

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