American Psycho

In 1998, a Canadian company, Lions Gate Films, announced their intention to make a movie based on American Psycho, a book identified by a Crown Attorney as being the "bible" of serial rapist and child killer, Paul Bernardo. The company initially tried to hire Leo DiCaprio to play the murderer, but he turned it down.

The movie was shot in Toronto and directed by a Canadian, Mary Harron. The Canadian government, in its wisdom, granted $120,000 in tax credits to Lions Gate Films for the movie.

Our tax dollars at work.American Psycho promo picture