American Psycho

Book • 1991 • Horror  

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This book contains 65 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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JaxMan03
there are multiple scenes of patrick killing dogs
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Unanswered Triggers
Is an animal abandoned?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Are there abusive parents?
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Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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JessWeston
A child is murdered.
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Addiction
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calibo
cocaine specifically, brief mentions of weed
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Is there addiction?
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Yes
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calibo
not alcohol abuse, but alcohol is frequently consumed and discussed
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
107 supporters
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calibo
mice/rats
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Are animals abused?
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JaxMan03
there are many dead animals, patrick frequently kills and tortures animals
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Is an animal sad?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Anonymous
Maggots
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is someone restrained?
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there decapitation?
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Is there cannibalism?
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JaxMan03
towards the end of the book, it’s mentioned that patrick eats the brain of one of his victims and tried to make food out of her body
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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JaxMan03
there is a scene where patrick takes a drill to a girl’s mouth and she closes her mouth to stop it and it goes through her teeth, there may be others but that’s the one i remember
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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JaxMan03
patrick inflicts genital trauma upon the escorts he hires, chapters titled “girls” tend to contain this most
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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JaxMan03
literally patrick’s first kill of the book involves some pretty brutal eye mutilation and it happens a few other times throughout
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Is someone stabbed?
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j_co
The book has much more explicit descriptions of violence and gore much more so than the movie does. Some of which go on for more than one page.
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
31 supporters
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JaxMan03
there is a chapter where patrick kills a child at the zoo, the chapter is titled very explicitly along the lines of “killing child at zoo”
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Does someone die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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sp3xtkr
This is a book
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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clownish
Can someone give a chapter or something
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Is someone eaten?
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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LGBTQ+
Are there transphobic slurs?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone have a mental illness?
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Does someone self harm?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
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j_co
Patrick Bateman the main character is a psychopathic serial killer who violently beats, tortures, rapes and kills his victim in the most gruesome ways.
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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sp3xtkr
The whole book is based mainly on the fact that Patrick isn't fully aware of his reality. In fact, the end of the book is interpretation.
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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JessWeston
A character says they want to kill themselves or be killed in response to being brutally rejected by the main character/narrator
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JaxMan03
patrick is mentioned to be having panic attacks or something very similar multiple times
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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1
Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Yes
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Noxious
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sp3xtkr
This is a book
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Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Is there screaming?
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JaxMan03
patrick and his friends frequently use crude language, both in casual conversation and directed in a hurtful way to others
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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JaxMan03
there are no explicit abortions but they are mentioned in passing a few times, such as being a subject of the show patrick watches in the mornings
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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calibo
not technically jokes, but lots of body shaming from male characters
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JessWeston
The first person to die in-book is a black homeless man. It is implied there have been other victims however.
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sapphicstrodes
f slur and d slur throughout, unavoidable
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calibo
one of the movies patrick discusses is called "S**male Reformatory"
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Is there hate speech?
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calibo
of every kind imaginable: racism against every race, homophobia, transphobia, classism, sexism, fatphobia, ableism
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sp3xtkr
POC and gay people are misrepresented frequently, unsure about transgender people.
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Does an LGBT person die?
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calibo
christmas party scene with elves played by people with dwarfism, lots of ableist comments from bateman.
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Are there n-words?
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Basically every woman mentioned is objectified
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Are there nude scenes?
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Yes
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Is there bestiality?
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Yes
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2
Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
60 supporters
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0
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3
Sexism
Yes
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2
Sickness
Does someone have a chronic illness?
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Social
Yes
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calibo
lots of homeless characters throughout; unavoidable. almost all of them are ridiculed; several are killed
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Spoiler
Yes
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sp3xtkr
Ending is unspecified but nobody should feel bad for Patrick regardless.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
11 supporters
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2
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1
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Anonymous
Chapter 46
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Anonymous
Chapter 46
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Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
Yes
2
No
3
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Anonymous
C35
Several on the news
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Yes
2
No
1
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Anonymous
Chapter 46
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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3
Is there blood/gore?
39 supporters
Yes
7
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0
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j_co
Many, many, many descriptions of blood and gore throughout the novel.
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Does someone drown?
11 supporters
Yes
1
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Anonymous
A dog
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Is there gun violence?
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5
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