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Cult Horror 'Hannibal' Just Dropped On Netflix

Cult Horror 'Hannibal' Just Dropped On Netflix

If you fancy scaring yourself silly this bank holiday, Netflix has got your sorted. Hannibal, anyone?

Yes, the 2001 psychological horror, directed by Ridley Scott, has just landed on the streaming service for all to enjoy ('enjoy' used very loosely here).

Based on the 1999 Thomas Harris novel of the same name, Hannibal is the sequel to Silence of the Lambs, the equally terrifying film which centred on young FBI agent Clarice Starling.

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Starling sought the insight of Hannibal Lecter - a former psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer who is in prison - to help her with a case. At the end of the movie, Lecter kills his guards and escapes from prison.

Hannibal is set 10 years after SOLT and sees Hannibal Lecter at large in Europe.

Mason Verger was left disfigured by Hannibal Lecter, and he wants to exact revenge (Credit: Universal)
Mason Verger was left disfigured by Hannibal Lecter, and he wants to exact revenge (Credit: Universal)

Clarice Starling is reassigned to Lecter's case after she is contacted by Mason Verger, a wealthy child molester and the only surviving victim of Lecter, who was left disfigured by him during a therapy session.

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Verger has a £3 million bounty on Lecter and plans to capture him and have him eaten alive by wild boars as revenge. What ensues is a tense cat and mouse chase, where Verger attempts to use the young detective as bait.

We won't give it all away, but anyone who has seen Hannibal will attest to how TENSE it is. Plus, the final scene will make you never want to share food with strangers again.

Julianne Moore plays agent Clarice Starling (Credit: Universal)
Julianne Moore plays agent Clarice Starling (Credit: Universal)

Anthony Hopkins plays the iconic serial killer, while Julianne Moore takes on the role of Clarice Starling, formerly played by Jodie Foster, while Mason Verger is played by Gary Oldman.

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On its release in February 2001, Hannibal smashed box office records in the US, Australia, Canada and the UK.

Fancy this for your bank hols weekend?

Hannibal is available to watch on Netflix now.

Featured Image Credit: Universal

Topics: Horror, TV News

Ciara Sheppard

Ciara is a freelance writer working for Tyla. After graduating with an English Lit and Media degree from the University of Sussex, Ciara held jobs at GLAMOUR and Yahoo Style before packing up for a solo travelling trip around South America.

 

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