Now an immense motion picture from Lion’s Gate Films starring Christian Bale (Metroland), Chloe Sevigny (The Last Days of Disco), Jared Leto (My So Referred to as Life), and Reese Witherspoon (Cruel Intentions), and directed by Mary Harron (I Shot Andy Warhol).
In American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis imaginatively explores the incomprehensible depths of madness and captures the insanity of violence in our time or another. Patrick Bateman moves a few of the young and stylish in 1980s New york. Young, handsome, and well educated, Bateman earns his fortune on Wall Street by day at the same time as spending his nights in ways we can’t start to fathom. Expressing his true self through torture and murder, Bateman prefigures an apocalyptic horror that no society may bear to confront.