‘Why Do Critics Love Those Repellent Movies?’
Alfred Hitchcock said: “Go ‘Boo!’ to a baby. First it’s frightened, then it laughs. Human beings love to be frightened.”
Both Benson and Farber have forgotten Hitchcock’s “then the baby laughs .” Anthony Hopkins gave the audience a great deal of humor in his interpretation of Hannibal the Cannibal.
Please remember that laughter is a gift from the gods, no matter what form it takes. In this truly horrific world, we need more sophisticated “boos.” “Lambs” delivers them. Few films do.
MARY K. CARLISLE