Recently, I was in this forum discussing American Psycho, and so I did a bit of side reading on it and found something interesting in the wikipedia article. The first line:
"American Psycho is a 2000 satirical psychological horror film"
My immediate reaction: WHAT? Psychological horror film?
And this isn't the first time I have come across this, I have seen it categorized as a horror film multiple times in the past, and some people have told me they're not a fan of it because they don't like horror.
To me, this film falls squarely into the same category as films like Heathers, In Bruges, and Fargo. In other words, I see it as a dark comedy film. While the character, Patrick Bateman, has severe psychological problems, the exact same thing can be said for the characters in the other three films. But just about every single scene has some kind of humour in it; and not the slapstick-slasher type humour of a Nightmare on Elmstreet, Halloween, or Friday the 13th film, but actual intelligent comedy (mostly satirical of the yuppie culture).
If you've seen American Psycho, how would you describe it from a genre standpoint?
Are there any films that you feel you interpret very differently from most?
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