This Day in Halloween: Dark satire "American Psycho" opens across the U.S. in 2000. / Illustration by Ari Fuyumuro
American Psycho opens across the U.S. in 2000. The dark satire horror film based on Bret Easton Ellis’s novel is directed and co-written by Mary Harron and stars Christian Bale. The film is a critical and box office hit, but remains mostly a cult film.