History NightmareFuel / AmericanPsycho

1st Oct '17 3:53:04 AM ACW
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* During a scene in which Patrick grinds up a woman's corpse into hamburgers and eats it, he muses that in his heart, he knows what he's doing is wrong, but then reminds himself that "this girl, this meat, is nothing". He knows what he's doing is wrong. ''[[CompleteMonster He just doesn't care]].''

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* During a scene in which Patrick grinds up a woman's corpse into hamburgers and eats it, he muses that in his heart, he knows what he's doing is wrong, but then reminds himself that "this girl, this meat, is nothing". He knows what he's doing is wrong. ''[[CompleteMonster He ''He just doesn't care]].care.''
25th Sep '17 6:39:46 AM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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** [[spoiler:Bethany]]'s death is so horrifying it loops around to being a TearJerker - she is the {{Woobie}} to end all Woobies. [[spoiler: She is effectively crucified with a nail gun, then violently forced to give Patrick oral sex repeatedly. The last we hear of her is when Patrick mentions he has cut her left arm off - he uses it to morbidly disfigure her corpse, bashing her repeatedly in the face, causing it to cave in on itself.]]
* During a scene in which Patrick grinds up a woman's corpse into hamburgers and eats it, he muses that in his heart, he knows what he's doing is wrong, but then reminds himself that "this girl, this meat, is nothing". He knows what he's doing is wrong. ''[[CompleteMonster He just doesn't care]].''
28th May '17 11:08:28 AM Aquila89
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* Patrick murders a child at the zoo by baiting him with cookies before stabbing him in the neck. The kicker is that the child doesn't actually die right away so Patrick ''pretends to be a doctor'' and insures the death of the child in front of its panicking mother.

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* Patrick murders a child at the zoo by baiting him with cookies before stabbing him in the neck. The kicker is that the child doesn't actually die right away so Patrick ''pretends to be a doctor'' and insures ensures the death of the child in front of its panicking mother.
24th May '17 8:03:30 AM HulkingChevon
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* Patrick murders a child at the zoo by baiting him with cookies before stabbing him in the neck. The kicker is that the child doesn't actually die right away so Patrick ''pretends to be a doctor'' and insures the death of the child in front of its panicking mother.

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* * Patrick murders a child at the zoo by baiting him with cookies before stabbing him in the neck. The kicker is that the child doesn't actually die right away so Patrick ''pretends to be a doctor'' and insures the death of the child in front of its panicking mother.mother.
* In the case of [[spoiler:Bethany]], it was not only the horrific way she was murdered but the added 'you can never really know someone' aspect of it being a man she once dated.
11th Dec '15 8:47:41 AM bt8257
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-->"There is an idea of a Patrick Bateman, some kind of abstraction, but there is no real me, only an entity, something illusory, and though I can hide my cold gaze and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are comparable: ''I simply am not there.'' It is hard for me to make sense on any given level. Myself is fabricated, an aberration. I am a noncontingent human being. My personality is sketchy, and unformed, my heartlessness goes deep and is persistent. My consciousness, my pity, my hopes disappeared a long time ago (probably at Harvard) if they ever existed. There are no more barriers to cross. All I have in common with the uncontrollable and the insane, the vicious and the evil, all the mayhem I have caused, and my utter indifference toward it, I have now surpassed. I still, though, hold on to one single bleak truth: no one is safe, nothing is redeemed. Yet I am blameless. Each model of human behavior must be assumed to have some validity. [[WhatIsEvil Is evil something you are? Or is it something you do?]] My pain is constant and sharp, and I do not hope for a better world for anyone. In fact, I want my pain to be inflicted on others. I want no one to escape. But even after admitting this - and I have, countless times, in just about every act I've committed - and coming face-to-face with these truths, there is no catharsis. I gain no deeper knowledge about myself, no new understanding can be extracted from my telling. There has been no reason for me to tell you any of this. This confession has meant ''nothing''."

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-->"There is an idea of a Patrick Bateman, some kind of abstraction, but there is no real me, only an entity, something illusory, and though I can hide my cold gaze and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are comparable: ''I simply am not there.'' It is hard for me to make sense on any given level. Myself is fabricated, an aberration. I am a noncontingent human being. My personality is sketchy, and unformed, my heartlessness goes deep and is persistent. My consciousness, my pity, my hopes disappeared a long time ago (probably at Harvard) if they ever existed. There are no more barriers to cross. All I have in common with the uncontrollable and the insane, the vicious and the evil, all the mayhem I have caused, and my utter indifference toward it, I have now surpassed. I still, though, hold on to one single bleak truth: no one is safe, nothing is redeemed. Yet I am blameless. Each model of human behavior must be assumed to have some validity. [[WhatIsEvil Is evil something you are? Or is it something you do?]] My pain is constant and sharp, and I do not hope for a better world for anyone. In fact, I want my pain to be inflicted on others. I want no one to escape. But even after admitting this - and I have, countless times, in just about every act I've committed - and coming face-to-face with these truths, there is no catharsis. My punishment continues to elude me, and I gain no deeper knowledge about myself, no myself. No new understanding knowledge can be extracted from my telling. There has been no reason for me to tell you any of this. This confession has meant ''nothing''."
11th Dec '15 8:42:30 AM bt8257
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-->"There is an idea of a Patrick Bateman, some kind of abstraction, but there is no real me, only an entity, something illusory, and though I can hide my cold gaze and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are comparable: ''I simply am not there.'' It is hard for me to make sense on any given level. Myself is fabricated, an aberration. I am a noncontingent human being. My personality is sketchy, and unformed, my heartlessness goes deep and is persistent. My consciousness, my pity, my hopes disappeared a long time ago (probably at Harvard) if they ever existed. There are no more barriers to cross. All I have in common with the uncontrollable and the insane, the vicious and the evil, all the mayhem I have caused and my utter indifference toward it, I have now surpassed. I still, though, hold on to one single bleak truth: no one is safe, nothing is redeemed. Yet I am blameless. Each model of human behavior must be assumed to have some validity. [[WhatIsEvil Is evil something you are? Or is it something you do?]] My pain is constant and sharp and I do not hope for a better world for anyone. In fact, I want my pain to be inflicted on others. I want no one to escape. But even after admitting this - and I have, countless times, in just about every act I've committed - and coming face-to-face with these truths, there is no catharsis. I gain no deeper knowledge about myself, no new understanding can be extracted from my telling. There has been no reason for me to tell you any of this. This confession has meant ''nothing''."

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-->"There is an idea of a Patrick Bateman, some kind of abstraction, but there is no real me, only an entity, something illusory, and though I can hide my cold gaze and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are comparable: ''I simply am not there.'' It is hard for me to make sense on any given level. Myself is fabricated, an aberration. I am a noncontingent human being. My personality is sketchy, and unformed, my heartlessness goes deep and is persistent. My consciousness, my pity, my hopes disappeared a long time ago (probably at Harvard) if they ever existed. There are no more barriers to cross. All I have in common with the uncontrollable and the insane, the vicious and the evil, all the mayhem I have caused caused, and my utter indifference toward it, I have now surpassed. I still, though, hold on to one single bleak truth: no one is safe, nothing is redeemed. Yet I am blameless. Each model of human behavior must be assumed to have some validity. [[WhatIsEvil Is evil something you are? Or is it something you do?]] My pain is constant and sharp sharp, and I do not hope for a better world for anyone. In fact, I want my pain to be inflicted on others. I want no one to escape. But even after admitting this - and I have, countless times, in just about every act I've committed - and coming face-to-face with these truths, there is no catharsis. I gain no deeper knowledge about myself, no new understanding can be extracted from my telling. There has been no reason for me to tell you any of this. This confession has meant ''nothing''."
11th Dec '15 8:40:58 AM bt8257
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* His description of himself near the end of the book and which also concluded the movie:

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* His description of himself near the end of the book and which also concluded the movie:movie in a somewhat condensed fashion:



%% * Some of the sex scenes are so brutal and misogynistic that it's terrifying.



** Christie even tells Patrick the second time he goes see her that she had to '''go to surgery''' and probably needs to ''get a lawyer''.

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** Christie even tells Patrick the second time he goes see her that she had to '''go to surgery''' and probably needs to ''get a lawyer''.lawyer''.
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17th Oct '15 6:50:40 PM BronyoftheOctaves
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* The drawer of "implements" Patrick searches through. Among the more standard tools (knives, scalpels, and scissors) are a metal clothes hanger, a mousetrap, and a '''hole punch'''.

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* The drawer of "implements" Patrick searches through. Among the more standard tools (knives, scalpels, and scissors) are a metal clothes hanger, a mousetrap, and a '''hole punch'''.punch'''.
** Christie even tells Patrick the second time he goes see her that she had to '''go to surgery''' and probably needs to ''get a lawyer''.
1st Aug '15 9:42:34 PM lorgskyegon
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* Patrick murders a child at the zoo by baiting him with cookies before stabbing him in the neck. The kicker is that the child doesn't actually die right away so Patrick ''pretends to be a doctor'' and insures the death of the child in front of its panicking mother.

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* Patrick murders a child at the zoo by baiting him with cookies before stabbing him in the neck. The kicker is that the child doesn't actually die right away so Patrick ''pretends to be a doctor'' and insures the death of the child in front of its panicking mother.mother.
!! From the movie:
* The drawer of "implements" Patrick searches through. Among the more standard tools (knives, scalpels, and scissors) are a metal clothes hanger, a mousetrap, and a '''hole punch'''.
9th May '15 12:47:12 AM LordoftheNight
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* Some of the murder descriptions in the book are absolutely chilling, especially the deaths of Sabrina and Christie.

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* Some of the murder descriptions in the book are absolutely chilling, especially the deaths of Sabrina Elizabeth and Christie.
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