October 27, 2015

The 31 Days of Horror #5: American Psycho (2000)

Title: American Psycho
Year: 2000.
Sub-Genre: Serial Killer, Black Comedy.

As much of a dark satire as it is a Horror movie, American Psycho is equal parts amusing and disturbing. 

Christian Bale is one of the best actors on the planet, and roles like this are the reason why. His animated performance as the disturbed Patrick Bateman was so over-the-top, that most other actors couldn't have pulled it off as effectively. On the surface, he's an attractive, successful modern man who is living the American Dream; underneath that polished veneer though lies the boiling rage of a true Sociopath who only finds true joy in killing.

This movie makes a profound statement on 80's era narcissism, materialism, classism, excess and greed, all under the guise of the murderous exploits of an unbalanced Serial Killer. It's superb social commentary, and it gets its point across succinctly.

With American Psycho, director Mary Harron gave us one of the best American-made Horror movies on the New Millennium, and for that, we'll always admire her.



See you tomorrow with #4!

1 comment :

  1. Defiantly waiting for your guys Bloody Knuckles review. I think your guys reviews are spot on.