American Horror Story

I’ve just started watching this new show by the co-creators of Glee. It couldn’t be more different from the sugar-coated cheesiness of Glee though and (the Pilot especially) scares the bejeezus out of me. The premise is simple; family move into a LA mansion which cost next to nothing as its previous owners ended up dead (as dead the ones before them, and the ones before them). The couple and their daughter soon find out the house is a star attraction on a LA ‘Murder Tour’ for tourists. There are some seriously twisted and messed up elements to the show – the biggest for me being Rubber Man, who lurks about in the house silently. Starring Connie Briton and Dylan McDermott as the couple and Vera Farmiga’s younger sister Taissa Farmiga as their daughter, they soon find out more about the house’s history as a mad doctor once used it for helping out young lady’s who found themselves pregnant. Some of the themes are very dark indeed and the show is not for the feint-hearted with plenty of gory moments. There is a fantastic supporting cast, with Frances Conroy as the dutiful (in more ways than one) maid and Jessica Lange as the mysterious, nefarious and altogether blunt  next door neighbour.

While it is essentially a haunted house plot that may or may not have been told many times before, the mystery behind the plot and the ingeniously creepy elements bring everything together nicely and leaves me wanting to find out what will happen next. Highly recommend!!

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Hieronymo
    Dec 16, 2011 @ 17:04:54

    This sounds great. Thanks for the review: I’m always looking for new haunted house dramas.


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