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Making The Perfect Psychopath.

“Movies don’t create psychos, movies make psychos more creative" -Billy Loomis (Scream, 1996).
"Psychopathies have undoubtedly been the supportive column of many thrillers and terror films throughout history. The antisocial personality disorder, which is the technical term for psychopathy, has always been present in the history of Seventh Art. This disturbance, however, does not necessarily imply murder and cinema has therefore mistakenly identified psychopaths with serial killers. This is true not only for the classical terror films but also for hit films such as Henry, Portrait of a Serial Killer (1990) by John Mc Naughton; /The Silence of the Lambs (1991) by Jonathan Demme; Seven (1995) by David Finch Or American Psycho (2000) by Mary Harron"-'Insanity and Cinema: Keys to Understand a Complicated Affair' By Beatriz Vera Poseck. Cinema through the years has allowed us to celebrate fairy tales and happy endings and as entertaining as the light side of cinema is, …