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Though plagued with problems during production and largely ignored upon release, “American Psycho” is now considered a horror classic.

On this episode of The Final Girl on 6th Ave, host Carolyn Smith-Hilmmer takes a deep dive into a classic, American Psycho, the brilliant film adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ 1991 novel of the same name. Though Ellis once considered his controversial novel unfilmable, Mary Harron nails the wickedly funny but savage satire that skewered 1980s consumerism while still feeling just as fresh and relevant today. The film was considered a box-office disappointment but has since developed a large cult following. It experienced a revival of popular interest in the 2020s due to its strong presence in contemporary meme culture. – Stephanie (Editor-in-Chief)


Get excited because we have a thriller this week! This week we will be talking about the ever-frustrating American Psycho (2000). This movie was always one of my favorites – let’s face it, Christian Bale never looked better. Then, about 6 months ago, I decided I needed to read the book. That book really flipped my world around for a few weeks. American Psycho is an important and entertaining social commentary that will leave you feeling uneasy for days to come. Buckle up.


The Final Girl on 6th Ave is a weekly show where host, Carolyn Smith-Hillmer, dissects an arthouse/elevated horror film. Each episode includes a detailed play-by-play of the film itself and a subsequent deep dive into the thematic elements and symbolism. Because elevated horror is sometimes viewed within the horror community as pretentious, Carolyn makes sure to use her down-to-earth tone and unique perspective to make these films less intimidating for the casual horror viewer and less ostentatious for the genre lover.

Listen to more episodes on the show’s website here

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