Silence of the Lambs is EASILY one of the most disturbing movies of our generation, if not, ever made. It took creepy to a whole new level, and introduced us all to a new genre of the sick and twisted - without being a blood and gore chop house movie. After seeing it for the first time, I don't think I slept for weeks. And I'm telling you to THIS DAY I won't go near vans.
Yet somewhere along the way, a generation that was terrorized by Hannibal Lecter and his penchant for brains with a side of kidney beans and nice 'kee-ant-e' has started incorporating lines and scenes from the horrific tale into their daily lives. Really, for the longest time I thought it was only Jason, his ex-roommate Tom and I that would enter into fits of giggles when one of said "PUT THE FUCKING LOTION IN THE BASKET!" But slowly I learned that I was wrong. The mind-freak of SOTL has invaded us all. The once chill inducing tale that was SO WRONG on SO MANY different levels is now part of our generation's pop culture. As witnessed by scenes like this from Clerks 2:
Honestly, tell me you did not laugh your ass off at that.
We are a sad, demented generation.