September 2

The Guilty Pleasures Podcast – Hannibal (2001)


New Horror Express
New Horror Express
The Guilty Pleasures Podcast - Hannibal (2001)

Welcome back to our ongoing Guilty Pleasure’s bonus series! A series we begun as part of our friends Bloodhound Pix #HorrorNotFear campaign which ended back in June. But the show rolls on now that we are a firm fixture at the Morbidly Beautiful network. So, that we will be rolling on for a long time to come!

We ran a poll on social media platforms to see which film we would look at in our “Scenery-chewing Serial Killers edition” of the series. Would it be 2000’s “The Cell” or 2001’s “Hannibal.” Well, the vote was pretty close but in the end it was cinema’s favourite cannibal that won through!

Alongside NHE host Scott Murphy to dive into this one we have a couple of great former guests in the form of “It Cuts Deep” director Nicholas Payne Santos and “Death of a Vlogger” director Graham Hughes.

Over the course of the episode you will hear lot of disagreement about just how bad or not the movie actually is. There is also much discussion on the infamous Ray Liotta brain-eating scene, how all three can see why Jonathan Demme and Jodie Foster didn’t return and just how much fun Anthony Hopkins appears to be having.

Elsewhere, we talk about Julianne Moore’s weird imitation of Jodie Foster, try to make head or tail of Mason Verger’s (Gary Oldman) convoluted plan and how the movie feels like three separate films running concurrently as opposed to one cohesive film. Plus, they get in to how the opening shootout appears to have been shot by Tony rather than Ridley Scott and whether or not Ridley Scott has a sense of humour.

Listen to Graham’s previous appearances on the Guilty Pleasures pod here and here

Listen to Nicholas’s original interview here

Listen to Graham original interview here


2001, Anthony Hopkins, Brain Eating Scene, Cannibalism., Graham Hughes, Guilty Pleasures, Hannibal, Julianne Moore, Nicholas Payne Santos, Ray Liotta, Ridley Scott, serial killer

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