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Why was Katherine Martin screaming after putting the lotion in the


basket? She saw something on the wall? What was it? Or is it because the lotion caused sever burning sensation on her vulva(where she was forced to rub it apparently)?

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She saw a fingernail belonging to one of Buffalo Bill's previous victims lodged in the wall of the well.

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Is this serious? I'm pissing myself here. Where in the film did is state she had to rub the lotion on her vulva? She was just told to rub it on it's skin or else it gets the hose again. We then saw her briefly rub it on her upper torso area. It was also quite obvious that she was screaming at the bloody fingernails broken off and imbedded in the well wall.

Don't eat the whole ones! Those are for the guests. 🍪

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t was also quite obvious
Obvious to you rascal , not to me of course which is why I asked. BTW, rascal suits you.

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Did you not pay attention? Even on first viewing of this film in the cinema is was quite apparent.

Don't eat the whole ones! Those are for the guests. 🍪

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Did you not pay attention?

May be did.May be did not. May did just not enough.
Why?Does your butt hurt for that?

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I think they were supposed to be the fingernails of the victim that Clarice was present during the Autopsy. When she was stating physical characteristics she noted that her remaining nail were polished with glitter nail polish. I do not think they were bloody but polished and it was supposed to bring you back to the autopsy scene therefore they were the dead girls nails.

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You're right, but they're definitely bloody. There are blood stains all over the wall.

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Hhahaha so funny.Took the words right out of my mouth.

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I think this dude just wanted to use the word "vulva."

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Lmao!! Buffalo Bill didn't rape these girls. Remember, he's using their skin for some new cute outfits, so he needs them to moisturize their skin for quality control.

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That was when she first realized just how much danger she was in. She thought she had been kidnapped for ransom because her mother was a rich politician who would be able to pay out quite a lot of money for her daughter's safe return. But when she saw the bloody fingernails of Bill's previous victims, she knew that he was not after money. He had had woman in that pit before and had killed them and she knew she was next. That would be a pretty terrifying realization.

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