Day 3: American Psycho (2000)
Christian Bale is an investment banker in the Wall St. boom era of Reaganomics in the 80s. He also happens to be an absolutely bat-shit psycho killer whose insatiable appetite for blood and mayhem is matched only by his need to fit in with his rich friends and maintain his lofty social status in New York City’s most exclusive restaurants and clubs. The movie just works and excels on so many levels. The social commentary, horror, and dark comedy are all executed to perfection. It really underscores the notion that, if you have enough money and the right friends, you can get away with anything, and it does so in such a crazy, creative, and entertaining way you can’t help but be drawn to it. This movie didn’t get enough attention when it came out. It still doesn’t today, but it is absolutely a modern horror masterpiece.
|Our Rating: 4.5/5|