Monday, May 23, 2011

Countdown: The Top 20 American Horror Movie Posters--#12

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#12. American Psycho

The tagline and the image work in tandem here to form a pointed double entendre (the reflection of the homicidal maniac's handsome visage in the knife blade is a great touch).  Also, the blacking out of Christian Bale's eyes works as a perfect symbol of his character's soullessness.  Even the presentation of the film title at the bottom of the poster--half shiny, half shadowy--underscores American Psycho's central theme of duplicity.

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