American Horror Story
It wasn’t that long ago that the creators of Amerian Horror Story confirmed that they were working on a seventh season on the cult horror show. Having torn apart and reassembled various tropes of the genre in a parade of glorious Frankenstein’s monsters in the six seasons so far, the seventh season, Roanoke – due to hit screens in spring this year – expects to meet with the same fanfare as it tackles the fabled Lost Colony. Though there are still a few months before the season is aired, the show has already been renewed for two more seasons after it finishes. (more…)
Inspired by the goriest and most terrifying horror stories from history, mythology and fiction, American Horror Story had no trouble cultivating a passionate cult following. Tapping into the population’s lust for morbidity and creepy thrills, season by season, it explores the tropes and terror of the scary stories that have been so often told and retold that they are ingrained in contemporary western culture. Beginning with Murder House, it has covered some of the most chilling tales in the social consciousness, spanning Asylum, Coven, Freak Show and, most recently, the eerie antics of a supernaturally active Hotel. (more…)
American Horror Story has never been a show to shirk away from creepiness, so it should come as no surprise that the three new American Horror Story: Hotel teasers released by FX are full of just that. And with the addition of Lady Gaga to the cast, of course the creepiness factor was bound to be kicked up a notch (or five).
The paradigm shift of content at San Diego Comic Con continues in full force this year, as more and more non-comic-related products and presentations are made. This is not necessarily a bad thing, as it provides more fans and creators the opportunity to reach wider audiences than ever before. Fox is jumping head-on into the fray, bringing a slew of TV shows and panels to the SDCC masses. (more…)
Alan Moore’s Graphic Novels are long, intricate and complex works; lets just get that out in the open first of all. The question remains: How does one condense the complexity of a 600 page Graphic Novel and squash it into a two-hour film without having to compromise the source material? Well, quite frankly its a major directorial feat, and an almost impossible at that, just going from past film adaptations. That’s not to say the film adaptations aren’t great. Good or bad, it’s all to do with how emotionally attached one is to the source material. For example individuals’ who hadn’t read the source material for Watchmen, V For Vendetta or From Hell might have loved some aspects of each of the movies, even though those who’ve read the source material might have a much different opinion on the adaptations. It just boils down to individual tastes really. There is probably one exception, which is the last film Sean Connery acted in before his retirement (…pretty unlucky to bow out to a universally loathed movie). We are, of course, talking about A League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. (more…)
So, there’s a little show on FX called American Horror Story, and it is wonderfully creepy. This season’s story, Freak Show, centers around a failing freak show, one of the last, during the 1950’s. Beyond the “freaks” at the show, the series has also decided to bring in a character named Twisty the Clown, who may be the most terrifying character ever seen outside of your nightmares. As scary as that character is, however, it appears that there may be something that can add even more fuel to your bad dreams. What can possibly be more terrifying than a clown? A whole group of angry clowns, and that’s exactly who is attacking the television series by claiming that the series gives clowns a bad name. (more…)
We’re getting closer to the October 8th premiere date for FX‘s American Horror Story: Freak Show. What delightfully horrific stories will we see in this latest season? Michael Chiklis joins the cast this season that includes Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Evan Peters, Gadbourey Sidibe, Emma Roberts, Frances Conroy, Sarah Paulson, Angela Bassett, and Denis O’Hare. Click through to check out Kathy Bates in all her bearded glory! (more…)
Ryan Murphy’s horror anthology series ‘American Horror Story’ is unique in that every season is a new tale with new characters, using mostly the same actors. They effectively tackled the ghost story theme in season 1, went batshit crazy in season 2’s insane asylum, and dealt with modern day witches in last year’s ‘Coven.’ Fans of the show were ecstatic to learn this season’s ‘Freak Show’ would have a carnival setting. Obviously Murphy and friends have yet to run out of unsettling ideas. And in true series fashion, the marketing has been pretty spot on. In promotion of their sideshow fright show in 1950’s Jupiter, Florida, the series has released a poster and a few teasers. If the cringe-worthy photo of a girl trapped in a birdcage does it for you, keep going and I’ll show you more freaks. (more…)
Ryan Murphy continues to atone for the sins of Glee, as its been confirmed by series writer Douglas Petrie that the fourth season of his horror anthology series will be set at a carnival.
The latest chapter in FX‘s horror series American Horror Story, American Horror Story: Coven is coming to television this October. It all about the secret history of witchcraft in America. The production has an incredible ensemble cast including Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson, and Frances Conroy. The show’s main title sequence has hit the Internet and it’s got all the creepy, “there’s someone behind you,” feeling that any horror fan could hope for.
The series promises to disturb your sleep and often delivers just that with visions that won’t help you get a good nights sleep. The show debuts on October 9th, just in time to get you in the mood for Halloween.
Take a look at the opening below and let us know what you think in the comments section. FX Networks website describes the series: