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10. 'American Psycho'
Release date: 2000
Scare factor (1-10): 5
Why it's great: The scare factor is more on the creep scale, as Patrick Bateman's methodical monologues about mediocre albums from the 1980s jauntily plodded next to his motive-free founts of gore. Christian Bale depicted his ego-driven crimes with such a boundless, giving spirit, I wonder who he really saw in the mirror as he memorably flexed his biceps while mounting a hooker. This hip-to-be-square film is as darkly, disgustingly funny as it is, erm, striking.
- Katie Hasty