This is definitely the root of all of our psychological dysfunction.

— Darlene

The Careful Massacre of the Bourgeoisie is a little-known slasher movie directed by Douglas Carlton and distributed by E Corp Home Entertainment. On New Years' Eve 1985, five years after "Uncle Conrad" was forced out of the Miranda family business and committed suicide at sea, a masked man appears to take bloody revenge on a group of yuppies.

The Careful Massacre of the Bourgeoisie is a childhood favorite of Darlene and Elliot Alderson. (“eps2.2_init1.asec”) They also shared it with their friend Angela Moss. (“eps2.5_h4ndshake.sme”)The movie had a strong influence on the political ethos and visual style of fsociety.

An eight-minute short version of the film is available online, entitled Careful.Massacre.of.the.Bourgeoisie.1984-VHSrip.


  • The movie takes its title from Luis Buñuel's The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, a surrealist film released in 1972. Buñuel criticizes classism, prejudice, and hypocrisy though an abstract, dreamlike narrative.
  • With his top hat, suit and moustache, Uncle Conrad bears significant resemblance to the mascot of the Monopoly board game, known as "Rich Uncle Pennybags" or "Mr. Monopoly". Created by Dan Fox, Uncle Pennybags was inspired by turn-of-the-century captains of industry like J.P. Morgan. 
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