novel and movie starring Christian Bale, not only having one of the greatest cinematic performances in quite awhile, but also really hysterical. About a yuppie-psychotic serial killer who brings prostitutes to his apartment and kills them while living a double life as a high-class wall-street guy.
Often mistaken as a black drama. Anyone who doesn't understand the humor or thinks the movie/book is a drama is a dumbass. It's freaking hilarious.
Go to imdb and read all of its quotes, or go on youtube and watch Patrick Bateman kill Paul Allen (aka Jared Leto) while dancing to Huey Lewis. You have not lived until you've seen it.
Famous scene from American Psycho:
Patrick Bateman: Do you like Huey Lewis and the news?
Paul Allen: They're OK.
Patrick Bateman: Their early work was a little too new wave for my tastes, but when Sports came out in '83, I think they really came into their own, commercial and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. He's been compared to Elvis Costello, but I think Huey has a far much more bitter, cynical sense of humour.
Paul Allen: Hey Halberstram.
Patrick Bateman: Yes, Allen?
Paul Allen: Why are their copies of the style section all over the place, d-do you have a dog? A little chow or something?
Patrick Bateman: No, Allen.
Paul Allen: Is that a rain coat?
Patrick Bateman: Yes it is! In '87, Huey released this, Fore, their most accomplished album. I think their undisputed masterpiece is "Hip to be Square", a song so catchy, most people probably don't listen to the lyrics. But they should, because it's not just about the pleasures of conformity, and the importance of trends, it's also a personal statement about the band itself.
raises axe above head
Patrick Bateman: Hey Paul!
he bashes Allen in the head with the axe, and blood splatters over him
Patrick Bateman: TRY GETTING A RESERVATION AT DORSIA NOW YOU FUCKING STUPID BASTARD! YOU, FUCKING BASTARD