American Psycho

Bateman confesses the murders to his friend on an answer machine, then at the end meets him at a gathering. The friend doesn't believe any of his confession as someone said they'd seen Paul in a restaurant. Making the point that they're all so superficial that no-one really knows or cares who anyone is. Or it's all in his mind..."This is not an exit" on the door behind Bateman shows he stands as a symbol. Bateman is a satire on American Values. He is victimised by the "yuppie era".

Lakrasia

More mistakes in American Psycho

Patrick Bateman: You're a fucking ugly bitch. I want to stab you to death, and then play around with your blood.

More quotes from American Psycho
More trivia for American Psycho

Question: Did Patrick really kill anybody or was it all in his mind? He killed a homeless man but there's no news report about it on TV. He murders Paul but is told Paul is in London. He severely beat and bloodied two prostitutes but no cops show up to arrest him. He murders Elizabeth and Christie but when he goes back to the apartment later, it is empty and put up for sale.

Answer: The situation is intentionally left vague. The homeless man being murdered wouldn't necessarily make the news in the time (there were over 4000 murders in 1989-90 when the book and movie are set). He and his friends are so alike that they continually mistake each other for others. The prostitutes would likely be loathe to call the police because they might be arrested themselves and he would likely get off with a much better lawyer.

Greg Dwyer

More questions & answers from American Psycho

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.