The Ring vs. American Psycho: The Tournament of Movie Fanatic Horror Bracket!

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There are only two matchups left in the first round of the Tournament of Movie Fanatic Horror Bracket! That means that tomorrow will be the last day to vote for your favorites to advance to round two.

Let's go over all the matchups so far (click the links to vote): The Exorcist vs. 28 Days Later, The Shining vs. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Thing vs. The Sixth Sense, Scream vs. Friday the 13th, Rosemary's Baby vs. Misery, and The Evil Dead vs. Poltergeist.

Today's matchup pits two 21st-Century horror movie adaptations against each other! One comes from a Japanese movie (which in turn came from a Japanese book), and the other from a novel. Yes, it's The Ring vs. American Psycho. Scroll down to read about these films and cast your vote, then check out the update bracket below!

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The Ring: The Ring is an American remake of the classic Japanese thriller Ringu and focused on a cursed videotape that brings horror to anyone who witnesses it. Both films are based on the book Ringu by Koji Suzuki and shows how after witnessing the terrible images on the videotape, the phone rings and a little girl's voice tells the viewer that they have seven days to live. Katie (Amber Tamblyn) tells her friend Becca (Rachael Bella) about watching the tape with her boyfriend seven days prior. Crazy things start to happen almost immediately, including TV sets turning on magically, before Katie dies horribly as Becca watches. Naomi Watts (Movie 43) stars as the mother of a child who has more than her fair share of terror after the above mentioned videotape enters their life. The 2002 American version became a blockbuster hit and turned Watts into an A-list star. Check out our The Ring quotes page for more!


American Psycho: While American Psycho may be considered predominantly a combination of thriller and dark comedy, we think that its playful take on a slasher film qualifies it for our horror bracket. Christian Bale (The Dark Knight Rises) plays Patrick Bateman, a high-powered stock broker winds up deeply immersed in his secret fantasy life as a psychotic serial killer. Based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis, the film is creepy, gory, psychologically captivating, and very funny all at once.  Check out our American Psycho quotes page for more!

Which horror movie is better?

Poll is now closed! Here are the results:

The Ring

American Psycho

Total Votes: 179

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American Psycho Quotes

Do you like Phil Collins? I've been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke. Before that, I really didn't understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual. It was on Duke where Phil Collins' presence became more apparent. I think Invisible Touch was the group's undisputed masterpiece. It's an epic meditation on intangibility. At the same time, it deepens and enriches the meaning of the preceding three albums. Christy, take off your robe. Listen to the brilliant ensemble playing of Banks, Collins and Rutherford. You can practically hear every nuance of every instrument. Sabrina, remove your dress. In terms of lyrical craftsmanship, the sheer songwriting, this album hits a new peak of professionalism. Sabrina, why don't you, uh, dance a little. Take the lyrics to Land of Confusion. In this song, Phil Collins addresses the problems of abusive political authority. In Too Deep is the most moving pop song of the 1980s, about monogamy and commitment. The song is extremely uplifting. Their lyrics are as positive and affirmative as anything I've heard in rock. Christy, get down on your knees so Sabrina can see your asshole. Phil Collins' solo career seems to be more commercial and therefore more satisfying, in a narrower way. Especially songs like In the Air Tonight and Against All Odds. Sabrina, don't just stare at it, eat it. But I also think Phil Collins works best within the confines of the group, than as a solo artist, and I stress the word artist. This is Sussudio, a great, great song, a personal favorite.

Patrick Bateman

I live in the American Gardens Building on W. 81st Street on the 11th floor. My name is Patrick Bateman. I'm 27 years old. I believe in taking care of myself and a balanced diet and rigorous exercise routine. In the morning if my face is a little puffy I'll put on an ice pack while doing stomach crunches. I can do 1000 now. After I remove the ice pack I use a deep pore cleanser lotion. In the shower I use a water activated gel cleanser, then a honey almond body scrub, and on the face an exfoliating gel scrub. Then I apply an herb-mint facial mask which I leave on for 10 minutes while I prepare the rest of my routine. I always use an after shave lotion with little or no alcohol, because alcohol dries your face out and makes you look older. Then moisturizer, then an anti-aging eye balm followed by a final moisturizing protective lotion.

Patrick Bateman