American PsychoBased on the popular novel by Bret Easton Ellis, Mary Harron’s cinematic adaptation retains the over-the-top humor that made Ellis’ book such a cult favorite. Christian Bale is hysterical as Patrick Bateman, the successful commodities broker whose disgust for everyone he encounters leads him to committing heinous murders. The film tackles all things 80s, including pop music, fashion, and the world of big business, all to hilarious effect. Graphic and brutal, American Psycho is an unflinching satire, but one that should keep enlightened audiences laughing throughout.

I found this movie to be quite good, even though it was released in 2000. (Which was a year not good for horror.)  Well, this film was quite brutal.  My two favorite scenes in this movie are when he kills the guy with the axe, and the scene where he chases the girl down the hall with a chain saw.  Which that scene is really important to the film because it really gives you a hint to what the ending was really all about.  It took me a couple of viewings to realize what was going on in the ending.  It’s an odd horror film that is a must for gorehounds.  I give it a 7 out of 10.

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Posted on June 2, 2008

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