American Psycho, B

This is a satirical slasher film not a horror film. Still better than I thought it was going to be.

If you decide to watch this, go in blind.

I’m not going to rehash the Wikipedia entry going over the plot, I will say that I’ve heard from friends that the book is superior to the movie. If there is additional ambiguity for the reader to distinguish Bateman’s reality from fantasy, then the book would easily earn a higher rating.

The film also functions as a time capsule of New York City in the late 80s. Very surprised this isn’t on Mubi or Criterion Collection.

First screening July 4, 2022 on HBO Max.



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