Sunday, October 23, 2011
October 22nd: American Psycho (2000)
27-year-old Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) is a successful Wall Street businessman, working for his father's firm Pierce and Pierce. He spends much of his free time at restaurants and bars with fellow yuppies Timothy Bryce (Justin Theroux), David Van Patten (Bill Sage), and Craig McDermott (Josh Lucas), lives in a luxury apartment, loves '80s pop music and is engaged to socialite Evelyn Williams (Reese Witherspoon), but is more attracted to his comely secretary Jean (Chloe Sevigny).
Since the release of John McNaughton's Henry: Portrait of A Serial Killer and Michael Mann's Manhunter and the unparalleled success of Jonathan Demme's The Silence of The Lambs, horror fans have discovered a new subgenre; the serial killer profile film. Sitting somewhere between slasher films and character dramas, these movies allow audiences to delve into the minds of flesh and blood killers and learn what drives them to kill.
Next Up: October 23rd: Hellraiser Revelations (2011)