Hannibal Inc.

DR. LECTER HAS SPILLED A LOT OF BLOOD AND MADE TONS OF CASH. THE CHILLING RED DRAGON CONTINUES HOLLYWOOD'S UNLIKELIEST FRANCHISE

Back in 1979 author Thomas Harris was in Mississippi writing a novel about an intrepid detective named Will Graham who was on the trail of a particularly gruesome serial killer dubbed the Red Dragon. During long nocturnal walks through a cotton field, Harris came up with an ingeniously creepy notion: Graham would seek expert advice from a murderer he had captured years earlier--the baddest serial killer of them all, one Dr. Hannibal Lecter.

This week, nearly a quarter-century after Harris got the Big Idea, Red Dragon hits the big screen, the latest film in one of Hollywood's least likely but most...

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