if Silence of the Lambs is on endless rotation this time of year, maybe you should try a completely different serial killer tact with David Fincher’s taut thriller. Part crime drama, part history lesson, and all fog-choked unease, Zodiac starts off slowly before gradually tightening its grip. By the time Jake Gyllenhaal finds himself in Charles Fleischer’s basement, every trick-or-treater’s doorbell ring will likely send you barrel-rolling under the couch.
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