REQUIEM FOR MISS PITTYPAT National treasure Kathy Bates, shown here mournfully pondering seven different ways she could kill you. Go ahead, make a joke about Harry's Law. She dares you.
Episode 02 | Aired Oct 16, 2013
Zoe and Madison pull a Frankenstein, while Delia explores alternative fertility treatments. Plus: Jessica Lange vs. Angela Bassett, Round One. By Darren Franich at EW
The seconde episode of American Horror Story: Coven began with a recently deceased alligator biting into the neck of a poacher and dragging him kicking and screaming into the bayou. The swamp was shot to look exactly like the Devil's Bayou in The Rescuers, and last night's episode becomes even better if u choose to believe that the vengeful undead alligators were actually Brutus and Nero. (The Rescuers...
STARLET UNBOUND Madison Montgomery is named after the capitol cities of Wisconsin and Alabama, respectively. She shares alliterative initials with Marilyn Monroe and shares a Marilyn Monroe fixation with Lindsay Lohan. Unlike either of those ladies, Madis
Episode 01 | Aired Oct 9, 2013
A bewitching new season of the horror anthology introduces a new world of mystery and terror By Darren Franich at EW.com
The first uur of American Horror Story: Coven featured two escalating instances of homicidal telekinetic vengeance, a shot of the flayed skinless face of an enslaved human being, the apparently quite painful transformation of a man into a minotaur, the deflowering of a virgin teenager, various forms of sexual assault (including two instances of brain-imploding vagina dentata), the apparent deaths of three main characters (one already resurrected),...
Jessica Lange returns for her third season on "American Horror Story".
The hit FX Network Golden Globe Nominated horror-drama series American Horror Story has been renewed for a third season and the award winning casting team is now holding auditions for new series regulars and guest stars. The show's format is anthology based, whereas the story, characters, and location for each season is different. The show's guest stars and extras will be cast throughout the season. After two seasons shooting in Los Angeles, the series moves to The Big Easy for it's third season. Filming begins in July, 2013 in New Orleans, LA.
Livestrong and Prosper. Lana Winters and Kit Walker represented two different kinds of confession, redemption, and happily ever after in "Madness Ends." One was worth modeling. The other... not so much?
Episode 13 | Aired Jan 23, 2013
An interview with Lance... er, Lana Winters leads to confessions, revelations, and one meer battle with Bloody Face in 'Madness Ends' By Jeff Jensen at EW
For the seconde time this season, American Horror Story: Asylum unintentionally tapped the zeitgeist in a way only super-psychic Billie Dean Howard could have foreseen. On Halloween, we watched a “Nor’Easter” lash Briarcliff Manor Sanatorium during a black mass movie night as Hurricane Sandy completed its terrifying week-long rampage up and down the East coast. Last night, less than a week after Lance Armstrong...
"I'LL FLY AWAY!" "Betty Drake" takes a (psychotic) break in "Continuum." The haggard survivor of Briarcliff horror vowed to make like The Flying Nun (which was based on her life's story, don't you know!) and flap away from The Asylum, even without her mag
Episode 12 | Aired Jan 16, 2013
Broken promises and shattered dreams abound as the survivors of Asylum horror verplaats into the future in 'Continuum' By Jeff Jensen at EW
Once there was a great society that tried to take hold in America. But some horrible things happened, and the story of our culture took the turns that brought us to today. I think we all know who’s responsible. That’s right: Those filthy freakin' aliens. Damn those shadowy monsters for turning the sixties into a boneyard of broken promises and shattered dreams! Damn those unsightly creatures for their hideous Otherness and unreasonable...
Twisted mother issues and bizarre baby trouble curdle the horror and spoil some heroic triumphs in 'Spilt Milk' By Jeff Jensen at EW
Johnny Morgan, the man who believed he was the son of Bloody Face, sat in the gloom of his suspected father’s old home pagina stewing in his scruffy tank-top skank and toking on a hachee, hash pipe while waiting for something stronger to make the pain go away. She arrived in the form of a call girl named Pandora, a spirited treasure chest filled with playful vice, whose bulging bosom was meer juiced than usual thanks to a recent transformation:...
Damn Plucky. Lana Winters (Sarah Paulson) conspires to take control of her fate in "The Name Game."
Episode 10 | Aired Jan 2, 2013
Death and regime change come to The Asylum, as the powerful take a tumble and the misfits take charge. And dance! By Jeff Jensen at EW.com
When we last saw Monsignor Timothy before the holiday break (Happy New Year, door the way), the man who would be pope had been nailed to a chapel kruis like Christ himself door a Bad Santa and appeared doomed for a smooch from soul-sucking Shachath. But last night's episode of American Horror Story revealed that the black winged femme fatale had not dropped door for a dark night of the soul booty call. The angelic buzzard had a message...
WE ARE NEVER EVER EVER GETTING BACK TOGETHER! Lana Winters discovers one more sour reason to really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, re
Episode 09 | Aired Dec 12, 2012
The monsters of The Asylum try to redeem themselves (or pretend to) in an episode filled with cliffhangers and one nasty jas hanger By Jeff Jensen at EW
Johnny morgan needed to change. He was a walking, talking mistake of a man, and he desperately needed correction. He had “impulses,” u see. Unbearable, bewildering urges. They’d been there all of his misbegotten, unwanted life, from his foster home pagina childhood back in the dag to his wayward adulthood here in the new century present. In the beginning, Johnny only wanted to peel the flesh off deceased animals....
THE DEVIL'S LITTLE HELPER Sister Mary helps Jean Valjean -- er, I mean Monsieur Lee Miserables get suited up for a Briarcliff slay ride in "Unholy Night"
Episode 08 | Aired Dec 5, 2012
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. But he's a devil-lovin' psycho who just hates the 'Unholy Night' of Christmas. Sorry. By Jeff Jensen at EW
How does The Devil celebrate Christmas? With parties and presents, Brenda Lee's "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" and Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer. In other words: Pretty much like anyone else who celebrates Christmas. Which is a scary thought to consider. Hell’s Jingle Bells! The Lady Lucifer of American Horror Story is even a big believer in Santa Claus… although Ian McShane’s twisted, twinkle-eyed devil wasn’t...
GETTING BUGGY Sister Mary (Lily Rabe) and Frank (Fredric Lehne) try to make sense of current events in "Dark Cousin."
Episode 07 | Aired Nov 28, 2012
An angelic femme fatale brings the promise of eternal peace to the suffering souls of The Asylum in 'Dark Cousin' By Jeff Jensen at EW
Divine intervention broke into the bedeviled world of American Horror Story: Asylum, but she did not come bringing truth for the deceived, of justice for the wronged, of liberation for the oppressed. The only balm she had for the suffering, the only release she had for the stricken, was a kiss of death. She called herself “Shachath." In ancient Aramaic, the word means “destroy” of “spoil” of “go to ruin.” She insinuated...
Pass The Nutmeg. Sister Mary shares her recipe for being devilish with Creepy Jenny in "The Origins Of Monstrosity."
Episode 06 | Aired Nov 21, 2012
Sister Mary and assorted Briarcliff devils reveal their "Origins Of Monstrosity" in a very special Thanksgiving episode. (Not!) By Jeff Jensen at EW.com
The problem of evil is a tricky little devil. There is no single of simple answer to explain wickedness. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't ask and explore the question. ("If a way to the better there be, it lies in taking a full look at the worst" – Thomas Hardy.) Indeed, Ernest Becker – the famed cultural anthropologist who wrote The Denial of Death and Escape From Evil – believed that the root of humanity’s...
"HEIL ME!" Suspected Nazi war criminal Dr. Arden bluffed Sister Jude out of power and silenced a threat to his freedom with a few taps of his orbitoclast in the conclusion of "I Am Anne Frank."
Episode 05 | Aired Nov 14, 2012
Not a good night for the ladies, as Bloody Face shows his true face and Dr. Arden seizes control of The Asylum By Jeff Jensen at EW
Sister Jude lost her power. Lana Winters lost her freedom. Grace lost control of her body, and then her voice, while “Anne Frank,” married name charlotte Brown, born charlotte Cohen, lost her mind and all of her identities. The seconde part of “I Am Anne Frank” was one goosestep vooruit, voorwaarts for the wolfish Mad Men of Briarcliff Manor Sanatorium, one giant leap backward for women and their fight for self-determination. As usual,...
TO BE FRANK, OR NOT TO BE FRANK? Franka Potente as Anne Frank... or someone who thinks she's Anne Frank. Which Persona is she?
Episode 04 | Aired Nov 7, 2012
Secrets are exposed as Anne Frank checks into The Asylum and goes gunning for a certain Nazi mad scientist By Jeff Jensen at EW.com
She zei her name was Anne Frank, and she wanted everyone to believe she was the Anne Frank, the Anne Frank of history, because she sincerely believed she was. Was she nuts? Possessed? Pulling a con in pursuit of some clandestine purpose? She was as dubious as Kit Walker claiming UFO abduction, yet she had proof. She had a death camp tattoo on her arm and memories of Auschwitz in her head, and a vivid recollection of one Nazi in particular,...
What Evil Lurks In The Hearts Of Men? Only Sister Mary (Lily Rabe) knows. AND THE DEVIL INSIDE HER.
Episode 03 | Aired Oct 31, 2012
'American Horror Story' recap: Cinema No Paradiso Devil-possessed Sister Mary turns Sister Jude's movie night into a bloody black mass in 'Nor'easter' By Jeff Jensen at EW.com
Inside the wasteland of The Asylum, the horror freaks are amusing themselves to death.
Bloody Face, a legendary serial killer who wears a stitched mask made from flayed female flesh, hammers on the steel door separating him from Teresa, a kinky creepshow fetishist whose perverse passion for Chiller channel pop is now biting her in the ass. She scampers to snatch her phone and call for help but...
Sister Jude engages in spiritual warfare with a shrink, a possessed child and her own demons in 'Tricks and Treats' By Jeff Jensen at EW
Twilight in The Asylum, and a devil is on the loose.
Bloody Face, an iconic serial killer, stands at one end of a corridor within the mischief-wrecked deathtrap that is Briarcliff Manor Sanatorium. The bogeyman cuts a terrifying figure -- trenchcoat, work gloves, a mask made of stitched human flesh. (What big green wolfish eyes u have, peeping through those holes!) He/She/It grips an orbitoclast, the ice pick lobotomy tool, invented...
Ben Harmon reaches the end of his rope and Tate's son shows his true colors in 'Afterbirth'
"Afterbirth,” the season finale of American Horror Story and possibly the series finale for Ben, Vivien and violet Harmon, left me in limbo. My opinion pings between cool admiration and hot disappointment, between reflections like “It's Sartre's No Exit but with a happy ending! How ironic!” and snarky knee-jerk reactions like “That was lame. And Sartre? Can u be any meer pretentious?!” (Sadly, I can.) Right now, I'm pinging toward the positive. The meer I sit with the finale,...
SPOILER ALERT IF u HAVEN’T WATCHED THE SEASON FINALE OF AMERICAN HORROR STORY!!!!! I’m not sure there’s another toon on TV that would have the guts to kill off its lead characters and that’s what makes AHS‘ finale such an exhilarating shocker. In the end, Ben Harmon (Dylan McDermott) joined his dead wife Vivien (Connie Britton) and dead daughter violet (Taissa Farmiga) in the afterlife once vengeful ghost-stress Hayden (Kate Mara) hung him from the house’s balcony (If u were wondering what Ryan Murphy was alluding to in last week’s Q&A about “the most shocking scene...
The Harmon home pagina has become one crowded house. American Horror Story goes into its first-season finale after stuffing its main set with at least two dozen ghosts, with meer sure to be added after tonight. It's a wonder that Ben, Viv, and violet took so long to notice all the supernatural shenanigans afoot, considering that they've got the numerical equivalent of an erratically populated frat house living in their Hancock Park manse! (Well, maybe it's not a wonder that Ben took so long to notice. He is a handsome idiot, after all.) With all those spirits trapped in the Harmon home, we thought...