Think back to when you first saw Guardians of the Galaxy. Remember when you thought that it was so unlike any of the existing Marvel Cinematic Universe films? That it was hard to imagine how or why it fit into the overarching franchise?

Well, imagine Guardians of the Galaxy meets Iron Man meets an acid trip, and you’ve got one of the best Marvel films on your hands. Doctor Strange premiered on November 4 and has taken the world by a weird and wonderful storm. The following review is spoiler-free!

This week for our Villains of Note series, we will take a bite out of my favorite serial killer, Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter.



Doctor Lecter, The Chesapeake Ripper, Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter, The Copycat Killer.

Side Work:

Master chef, psychiatrist, and oh yeah, he eats his victims.


Main Course:

Dr. Hannibal Lecter is a cannibalistic serial killer who manipulates his friends and eats his victims. The practicing psychiatrist has an impressive list of patients–everyone from the Head of Behavioral Sciences, Jack Crawford, to Will Graham, the other crazy in the room–has sat down to dinner with Hannibal at one point. Little did they know, Dr. Lecter has served each of his friends fresh meat from his most recent kills. He might the Chesapeake Killer and the Copycat Killer (of his own work), but what Hannibal is looking for is someone to identify with. He thinks, by framing Will as the Chesapeake Ripper and then exonerating him, the two will become besties, but it just isn’t going to happen. Will is still a little upset at the fact the good doctor induced his seizures and framed him for murder. Besides, Hannibal is just too smart to get caught, and he really enjoys killing and cooking his victims. Now that he has taken Will’s place as FBI profiler, this meat eater has a chance to sink his teeth into a few tasty cases. He doesn’t seem to be worried about the consequences as of yet.

So, I am part of a lot of fandoms.


So many, in fact I wasn’t keen on watching Hannibal when the show began in Spring 2013, even though I have read all the Thomas Harris Lecter novels–Red Dragon, Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal and–and saw the Anthony Hopkins film adaptations. I didn’t get much into Hannibal Rising, but the film trailer looks…interesting (spoilers). Having such a rich knowledge of the history of the franchise and working toward strengthening my obsessions with Doctor Who, Supernatural, Sherlock and other ships I sail, I was wary of starting in on this reboot of the Hannibal legend.

Boy was I way off.

Hannibal cast, kc eazyworld