Monday, December 27, 2010

American Psycho

USA, 2000
Director: Mary Harron
Starring: Christian Bale, Chloe Sevigny, Reese Witherspoon, Samantha Mathis, Jared Leto, Willem Dafoe

There were quite a few posters for American Psycho issued worldwide, but this Japanese one is my favorite. It distills the essence of the movie perfectly, conveying a horror theme within the context of a pristine yuppie sensibility. The stark black and white mimimalism of Patrick Bateman's business card is used, but accented with a stylish blood-red streak as Christian Bale drags a full body bag out of frame.

Its not often that a horror poster uses white as its main color ... and rarely to such great effect.

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