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Gogglebox Talk: Scare tactics

Every evening in Australia, more than four million of us choose to spend a night in front of the telly. Have you ever wondered what other people are watching and how they're reacting to the shows you're loving or hating?

What better movie to watch before Halloween than the ‘90s thriller, The Silence of the Lambs.

We all know there’s nothing better than getting a few good jump scares from the comfort of your own lounge, and that’s just what was in store for the Goggleboxers this week.

What it’s all about

While some Goggleboxers, like Wayne, were excited to tune in, there were others who didn’t even know what the movie was about.

“Is this about a serial killer?” Holly asks.

Symon decides he knows what the real plot line is – it’s not about serial killers at all.

“This is really just a movie about a work experience kid learning the ways.”

Acting the part

It’s safe to say that the level of horror you feel all comes down to how damn creepy the lead actor is, and Anthony Hopkins, playing Hannibal Lecter, has the creep factor in spades.

“He’s got the really wacky psycho face,” Di says.


The great escape

Hannibal the cannibal makes his big break from prison by attacking the prison guards, which keeps all the Goggleboxers on the edge of their seats.

“Ahh he’s biting his face! It looks like they’re kissing,” Adam notes.

And puts them off their dinner.

“My lamb curry is tasting no good now,” Patrick says.

Keeping you on your toes

After a high-octane chase between detective Clarice and the second serial killer, Buffalo Bill, a shoot-out ensues where Clarice comes out victorious.

All’s well that ends well, but where’s Hannibal? Di asks.

Cut to the dulcet tones of Anthony Hopkins whispering, “Hello Clarice”, and cue the spine-tingling chills.

“That is not a movie that you should watch by yourself,” Adam concludes.

But, isn’t that what horror movies are all about - scaring yourself silly? Well, Di certainly got her fix: “I doubt very much if I will ever sleep again.”

Gogglebox continues on Lifestyle, Wednesdays at 7.30pm. Or watch it your way Foxtel GO.

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