Movies took a significant turn after the 1950s cinemas, from classical dramas to big mystery thrillers. Moreover, people started expecting big from movies, and then there came psychological thrillers with psychopaths. Some movies intended to be psychological thrillers were extremely egregious whereas some reached to a point that most of movie producers dream of. The first psychological thriller movie is said to be The Lodger which was released in 1926. Alfred Hitchcock, one of Hollywood’s most prominent names, produced The Lodger. His work in that time engendered the rise of best thrillers in the movie industries all over the world.
Here’s a list of the top five biggest facets of the Psychopath’s world:
1) Norman Bates from Psycho
If Norman Bates was real, it is a name to be feared. But breathe with relief because it’s just a fictional character created by American writer, Robert Bloc for his thriller novel Psycho (1959). Later on, Alfred Hitchcock created a film out of it.
In the film, Norman Bates was played by Anthony Perkins who did his job so well that people have him in their hearts.
2) Patrick Bateman in American Psycho
A very interesting character, who was filled with prosperity but still had something lacking within himself. He is firstly shown as a psychopath killer and later as a crazy person. Despite he was a villainous character, people love to act as him in the social medias by Meta Verse.
In the film, Patrick Bateman was played by Christian Bale. The movie production team also has created its sequel called American Psycho 2 which was not as popular as expected.
3) Amy Elliot from Gone Girl
The movie was based on the New York Times Best Seller crime novel of same name. Nick Dune in search of his missing wife explores how psychopath she really is. How the meedia perceives and broadcasts things that are actually a social anomaly is perfectly portrayed by the casts.
In the film, Amy Elliot is played by Rosamund Mary Ellen Pike for which she received several awards and nominations from Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, etc.
4) Dr. Hannibal Lecter from The Silence of the Lambs
As in the name, Hannibal the Cannibal is a Cannibalistic character from the novel The Silence of the Lambs. In search of another psychopath, Buffalo Bill who skins females, the protagonist of the story comes across Dr. Hannibal Lecter aka Hannibal the Cannibal to seek help from him.
In the film, Dr. Hannibal bites one’s ear when he’s outside of his prison to escape out. Dr.Hannibal Lecter was played by Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins.
5) Hans Beckert from M
It might suprise you but this is the only non-English movie in the list. You may think that the movie’s name is a lazy man’s work but it isn’t so. The title “M” is perfect for its content. It is a film based on a p*dophile and a serial killer who targets children the most. Played by Peter Lorre, the character has a very nice portrayal of psychopath character.
In addition, actor Peter Lorre was finely credited for his role as he had to flee to England after Nazi’s lead and had to acquire the same position in the English industry as he did in the German.