The “Bill Skins Fifth” Article Isn’t About Buffalo Bill. It’s About Hannibal Lecter
When Clarice Starling is waiting for Jack Crawford in his office near the start of Silence of the Lambs, she scans the grisly photographs and newspaper clippings in his office. One headline from the National Inquisitor stands out: BILL SKINS FIFTH. But when we hit pause and look closer at the article, we see that the article isn’t about Bill at all, but rather Hannibal Lecter: It describes Lecter’s arrest and background, and includes comment from Lecter and Crawford.
Whoever created the news article for Silence of the Lambs either never anticipated anyone paying close attention to the text of the article, or is having a bit of fun with us — we’ll get into more depth about the specifics of the article soon, because it’s very weird.