American Psycho


Amelia Jauregui, Staff Reporter

In this thrilling, drama, Patrick Bateman, played by actor Christian Bale, leads us through a rollercoaster of a ride, as we see him live a double life between a stubborn businessman by day, and a dangerous serial killer by night. 

This movie was released on April 14, 2000 and has been around for nearly 2 decades, continuing to shock people with it’s horrific violence and an easy storyline. 

If you haven’t seen this movie and you plan to see it, I suggest you don’t read the following as it may spoil some of the film.

American Psycho is definitely not a movie for young children or kids for that matter, as it is very violent and additionally has a very inappropriate scenes in addition to all the deaths.

Patrick Bateman continues to lure in his victims, and bring him to his room where he then uses music to get the victims distracted, so he can then kill his prey.

In one of the final scenes of the movie, Bateman goes on a rampage and begins to kill everyone inside. He uses guns and knives and basically anything possible to make sure the people he saw would not be breathing in a few minutes.

He ended up hiding in one of his apartments and is fearing the fact that he’s being chased by police and helicopters in hopes of capturing him. And this time he calls his lawyer and confesses to all the horrific things he had done throughout the entirety of the film. This man is going insane and you can tell how much he’s affected by what he’s done and the guilt is catching up to him.

I mean, guilt is a strong word for such an angry man, because instead of guilt this man was more willing to admit his wrong doings but also confessed to the fact that he enjoyed doing so.

The movie then cuts to him the following day at breakfast  in his business suit, talking to the men who in theory, look just like him.

Bateman sees his lawyer from across the room in the same restaurant that he was in and runs over to him. The lawyer laughs and jokes about how funny his phone call was in that it was a very good prank. He didn’t understand that Bateman had really done that.

In the end, you are stuck between two thoughts; the thought that Bateman is this mass murderer and evil serial killer, or the thought that it was all in his head and nothing really happened. I guess in either context, this makes Bateman an American Psycho.