The term “sophomore” actually translates as “wise fool.” This hints that a little bit of education can be a dangerous thing. You know just enough to really sound like an idiot, in other words. You’ve probably encountered people like that. People like the counselor in the film THE GOOD SON. Remember her? The soccer-mom PTA grannie who, when Elijah Wood’s character tries to warn her about pint-sized psycho MacCauley Culkin, replies “I don’t believe in evil.” If anyone, no matter how many letters they are able to attach at the end of their name, actually believes there is no such thing as true evil, that person ought to contact the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit and ask to listen to the Bittaker/Norris tape.
Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris were serial killers working in tandem, collectively known as the “Toolbox” killers, because they would torture their victims to death using tools. And they recorded it. When working on THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, actor Scott Glenn consulted with FBI profiler John Douglas, upon whom his character was based. Douglas played the Bittaker-Norris tape for him. Glenn emerged from Douglas’s office visibly shaken and admits that he has nightmares to this day because of the tape. The tape, wherein the two murderers slowly torture to death a teenage girl, who begins the session begging for her life and concludes it begging for the men to kill her to put her out of her misery, is used today by the FBI to desensitize new recruits.
Don’t believe true evil exists? There is recorded proof that it does.