12 Gut-Wrenching Scenes That Are Practically Gore-Free

8. Patrick Meets Al in American Psycho

Poor Al. Nah, scratch that… poor Al’s dog.

There’s nothing quite like killing an animal in a film. It really hits a sore spot, because since animals can’t verbalize complex thoughts most people assume that they are generally good. What I mean is that – there’s probably some real asshole animals out there that we will never know about because of this. It’s the good in all of us that we reflect back at them – we assume them to represent good, so killing them is killing that.

This is why a part of me would rather hit a person with a car; if you hit a dog you’re always going to hear about what a good dog he/she was. You hit a dude, and there’s surely a few people out there that they were a jerk to.

Anyway, yeah. This scene… this scene is hard to watch. If it makes you feel better, Al was played by Reg E.Cathey – a man who is very much alive. You would most likely know him from his many TV appearances – my personal favorite being his role as Norman Wilson in The Wire.

David is a video editor, writer, and movie fanatic. After graduating from Full Sail University he now spends his days in Western Massachusetts working as a freelance article and sketch writer, as well as a comedy workshop moderator for Cracked.com. (Click Here to View David's work on Cracked.com) He enjoys over-analyzing movies, punk rock, and referring to himself in the third person.

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