It's not nearly time for Halloween, but it's never too early for a good horror.
This cinematic classic is regarded as one of the best in the genre from the 2000's, and for good reason. Based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis, Mary Harron's adaptation centres around Patrick Bateman, a self-absorbed hyper-capitalist obsessed with his own image and is wrapped up in his own delusional, sociopathic tendencies. Like the book, it is unclear what to make of the ending, nor do we reach any closure as to why he has these tendencies in the first place. Is it a critique of the postmodern world viewing everything (and everyone) as a commodity, or just a collection of ramblings from a disturbed individual? Either way, Christian Bale puts on an eerily convincing act.
In New York City in 1987, a handsome, young urban professional, Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale), lives a second life as a gruesome serial killer by night. The cast is filled by the detective (Willem Dafoe), the fiance (Reese Witherspoon), the mistress (Samantha Mathis), the coworker (Jared Leto), and the secretary (Chloë Sevigny). This is a biting, wry comedy examining the elements that make a man a monster.
Watch the trailer HERE.