Psycho Paths: Tracking the Serial Killer Through Contemporary American Film and Fiction
Tracking Serial Killer Through Contemporary American Film Fiction
Faced with a blizzard of works of varying quality dealing with the serial killer, Simpson has ruled out the catalogue approach in this study in favour of an in-depth analysis of the best American work in the genre. He has chosen novels and films that have at least some degree of public name-recognition or notoriety, including: "Red Dragon" and "The Silence of the Lambs", by Thomas Harris; "Manhunter", directed by Michael Mann; "Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer", directed by John McNaughton "Seven", directed by David Fincher; "Natural Born Killers", directed by Oliver Stone; "Zombie", by Joyce Caol Oates; and "American Psycho", by Bret Easton Ellis.
Philip L. Simpson is an assistant professor of communications and humanities at the Palm Bay campus of Brevard Community College, Palm Bay Florida.