The distressed screeches of thousands of Evan Peters fangirls could be heard all around the internet on Wednesday night within the first 5 minutes of what might be the most successful and quality character assassination this year. It was the big reveal on “American Horror Story”; something we have been waiting for since episode 1. The unveiling of just who impregnated Vivian with what may or may not be the spawn of satan. Our immediate answer just wasn’t as satisfying and shocking as the build up promised, unless you give points for being so obvious that it’s a misdirection.
Fan favorite Tate Langdon is a lot of things. An amnesic ghost, The son of the craziest women on FX, a serial killer, and now apparently, a mother fucker. Like literally. After seeing him in the Rubberman costume a few episodes back, one could have assumed at much. The most shocking part of the reveal was the creeping realization that Tate is now dating the daughter of the woman he raped. It’s clear that Ryan Murphy was going for style over substance here. He seems much more interested in making us uncomfortable rather than giving us a satisfying and well crafted story surrounding our notorious man in black. Instead, Murphy gave us baby fever. Why did Tate have sex with Vivian? Because Nora wants a baby, and he wanted to be a nice guy. Tate saw in Nora what was lacking in his own mother. An obsessive desire to nurture and love. His hated for his neglectful and abusive mother pushed him to seek a new parental figure to impress, and Nora was the closest to his ideal… READ MORE
One of the reasons I’ve turned more of my attention to the small screen is because the budgets are ballooning and we’re getting nearly a new movie every week (being that the big shows run about an hour in length). “American Horror Story” didn’t start off well, but it’s been building towards an explosion of awesome, which makes me seriously pumped for the full 90-minute long finale. Deadline has the story.
FX’s hot new drama series “American Horror Story’s” 13-episode first season will be actually 12.5 episodes. The horror drama’s first season finale on December 21, which had been slated as two-hour, will now be 90-minutes. The trimming of the finale is a result of “American Horror Story’s” very aggressive production schedule which left no breathing room. More details inside. READ MORE
Since the pilot, we have slowly watched as “American Horror Story” dulls it’s teeth and settled into it’s position as a creepy, character based supernatural drama rather than a thrills and chills one trick pony. The last few episodes particularly have settled some of the shows more pressing mysteries, leaving some time for character and character relationship development.
The plot surrounding Addy’s death has been spent humanizing Constance, using her love of Tate and Addy as a way to sort of whitewash her unsettling, creepy, and downright unappealing behavior in the beginning of the series. It was becoming easier to have a strange sense of sympathy for the women, who seemed to realize the flaws in her parenting after the deaths of her two children. But remember folks, Constance had several children. After meeting the third child tonight, the little;e humanity that Constance had earned mourning over Addy and trying to protect Tate has officially been nullified.
In 1994, a younger Constance is discussing that child with Larry, the burn victim that has been harassing Ben. . He has been found by child services, and she has been changed with criminal neglect. Constance fears that he will be taken away from her, so she orders Larry to make sure that this doesn’t happen. Larry proceeds to the attic, where they are holding what appears to be a deformed boy in his late teens/adult years. The boy is chained up and dirty, with shaggy, unkept hair and old clothing. His name is Bo, and he is clearly not only physically, but mentally challenged. This is the real deal as far as parental abuse goes. In hindsight, it shouldn’t be shocking knowing what we know about Constance, but good grief.
The scene ends with Larry smothering Bo with a pillow. How heartwarming. READ MORE
I was seething after the premiere episode of FX’s “American Horror Story,” and found it nearly impossible to hit “play” the following week. I’m glad I did. From Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, the haunted house series has evolved into an intricate, plot-heavy cliffhanger of a show that’s either building towards infamy, or complete destruction. The rules continue to mount, which could become devastating later in the series, but for now, I’m beyond hooked. What do you say?
“American Horror Story” revolves around the Harmons, a family of three who moved from Boston to Los Angeles as a means to reconcile past anguish. Check out a brand new teaser for this week’s show that airs 10PM ET/PT only on FX.
Get more on the show’s official website. READ MORE
FX’s “American Horror Story” got a nice treat in its Halloween bag — a second season order of 13 episodes for 2012 from the cabler, reports Variety.
Created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, who exec produce with Dante Di Loreto for Twentieth Century Fox TV, “American Horror Story” has averaged 4.2 million viewers in Live+7 (2.9 million among adults 18-49), putting it on track (with nine episodes remaining this season) to be the most-watched first season of an FX show ever.
Current first-season record-holders for FX are “Nip/Tuck” among adults 18-49 (2.1 million) and 18-32 (1.0 million) and “Justified” in overall viewers (3.4 million).
Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga, Evan Peters and Denis O’Hare star in “Horror Story” along with recurring guests Frances Conroy, Alexandra Breckenridge and Jamie Brewer. The show follows a family of three who move from Boston to Los Angeles as a means of reconciling their past anguish. They move to a restored mansion, unaware that the home is haunted.
Now if only DirecTV can make a deal with FX (Fox) so we don’t lose the channel. READ MORE
A family of three move from Boston to Los Angeles as a means of reconciling their past anguish. They move to a restored mansion, unaware that the home is haunted.