Part of Midnight Movies.
Bret Easton Ellis's dark and violent satire of 1980s America is brought to the screen in this unsettling adaptation by director Mary Harron. Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale), the son of a wealthy Wall Street financier, is pursuing his own lucrative career with his father's firm. Bateman is the prototypical yuppie, obsessed with success, fashion, and style. He is also a serial killer who murders, rapes, and mutilates both strangers and acquaintances without provocation or reason.