Wednesday is throwdown day at Keith & the Movies. It’s when we take two movie subjects and pit them against each other and see who’s left standing. Each Wednesday we’ll look at actors, actresses, movies, genres. scenes, and so much more and see how they stand up one-on-one. And it’s not just my opinion that counts. I’ll share my take and then open up the polls to you. Visit each week for a new throwdown. Vote each week to decide the true winner!
Many movies are made by their villains. Some are loud, in-your-face, and charismatic. Others slither under the surface and their presence is felt even as they are rarely seen. In other words, there are a wide variety of movie villains. In today’s Throwdown we are looking at two of the sickest and creepiest villains to ever hit the big screen – John Doe from “Se7en” and Hannibal Lecter from “The Silence of the Lambs”. The question is which one of these truly messed up killers is the sickest and creepiest. Your votes will decide.
David Fincher’s grisly but calculated thriller “Se7en” features detectives Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman trying to find a serial killer who is patterning his murders off of the Seven Deadly Sins. The two discover each disturbing crime scene but we never completely see the killer, John Doe, until the last few scenes of the film. Kevin Spacey plays this truly twisted murderer who shows up at the police station soaked in the blood of two different people. I won’t give away the end but let’s just say the pure evil John Doe provides one of the most shocking and gruesome endings to a thriller you’ll find. Spacey’s John Doe doesn’t appear in every scene but he permeates every scene and he is chilling, even in his absence.
Everyone knows Hannibal Lecter mainly due to Anthony Hopkins Oscar-winning performance in “The Silence of the Lambs”. Forget about the Hannibal spin-off films, “The Silence of the Lambs” is where Lecter staked his claim as a sick and twisted character. Hopkins is perfect for the role and he manages to mix Lecter’s immense intelligence with his sheer gruesome and murderous side. His manipulative and cryptic conversations with Jodie Foster are mesmerizing and even before he makes his big escape later in the film he’s extremely unnerving. Hannibal Lecter has several memorable lines and memorable scenes and it’s impossible to watch him and not remember him.
So which of these two intelligent yet twisted psychos is the creepiest. You get to decide. Leave your comments below but don’t forget to click below to cast your vote.
I went for John Doe, basically because I remember more about him than I do Hannibal Lecter….
I was hoping Doe would get some votes. I’m leaning that way myself. Thanks for voting!
I’d have to go for Lecter here. I just reckon he’s been around for long enough to know how to put this rookie in his place.
LOL! And then finish him with a nice bottle of wine?
And don’t forget the fava beans 😉
That’s a tough one man but I think Doe takes it. What a sick individual. Lector is as well of course but Doe was more creative. For that he gets my vote.
Mine too. I just appreciate the way Doe is a creepy and twisted presence throughout the entire picture even though we never see him till later.
Eating people is a whole new level of being a killer…So I give the nod to Lecter.
Gave it to Doe. Both are creepy and super sick but Doe was creative and patient in his crimes.
I agree. It’s hard to say one is sicker than the other. But the calculation in Doe’s crimes has to be considered. Thanks for voting.
LOVE John Doe. Absolutely terrifying. Completely makes that film by turning up at the end and twisting it all on its head. DETECTIIIIIIIIVE!!!!!
I agree 100%. Doe is chilling and that finale still shakes me up. Good choice.
Both are super creepy. I would probably want no part of Hannibal Lecter. When a person is liable to bite ur face off u might want to stay as far away from him as possible.