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“There is an idea of a Patrick Bateman, some kind of abstraction, but there is no real me, only an entity, something illusory. Although I can hide my cold gaze, and you can shake my hand a feel flesh gripping yours, and even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable, I simply am not there.”

Nearly two decades on, director Mary Harron’s spin on the graphic, controversial and hilarious novel by firebrand Brett Easton Ellis remains as gripping as ever, thanks to the dark material she mined but also in no small part thanks to a breakout performance from Christian Bale.

Taking on capitalism, consumerism, post-modernism, grisly dismemberments and the back catalogue of Huey Lewis (too New Wave for Patrick’s tastes), the film shines brighter and more relevant than ever as a glimpse into the dark heart of western culture and greed.

Now, Patrick Bateman invites you – via his pals at Screenage Kicks – to the annual Wall Street Investment Bankers Halloween Masked Ball at Newcastle Civic Centre on Friday 1st November for a night of top-class entertainment including a screening of the cult film, immersive live theatre elements, giveaways and prizes, themed drinks, an after-party as well as live music and DJs banging out all of Patrick’s favourite 80s pop tracks.

Celebrate this Halloween with Patrick and friends for a killer time and yet another Screenage Kicks session to die for.

Screenage Kicks present American Psycho at Newcastle Civic Centre on Friday 1st November

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