Wednesday, October 12, 2011

American Horror Story Episode 2 Tonight

FX's new drama, American Horror Story, about a haunted house and its new occupants, is on tonight. I have to say I'm really looking forward to it after watching last week's premier. I was a bit wary at first. It looked like it could wind up cheesy or creepy. Well, it's both. And it works.

Its over-the-top antics and clich├ęs will probably turn off a lot of people, but once I started watching I couldn't stop, even though I was aware of what the writers were doing. AHS plays off of many horror movie stereotypes and pays homage to well-known horror films such as The Shining, It, The Amityville Horror, AND it has Dylan McDermott naked. A lot. Not a big surprise since Ryan Murphy, creator of Nip Tuck, is behind this one.

The Washington Post has this to say about AHS:

The “American Horror Story” pilot has aired on FX. And anyone who watched thinks it’s either the worst, most jumbled, depraved excuse for television ever, or a brilliantly audacious, twistedly compelling piece of work.

I couldn't agree more. I'm intrigued. What is with the gimp suit? What about Jessica Lange acting like a nutjob with hair that looks like a baked good has been sewn into her head? What's up with that bizarro daughter of hers? Is the guy with the half-melted face real or a ghost? And what about that phantom maid?

If you don't know what I'm referring to, you should really tune in.

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