Fun and Refreshing
By Johnny Wadd, Jr.
Episode 1 was very interesting and weird, weird, weird. Loved it. I'm hooked. THE SHINING meets David Lynch. Nothing like it on TV for a long time.
CREEPY and sick! Love it!
I'm still tripping out on the pilot! What a psychological horror story! The latex person blew my mind. Sick story. I have no idea how this will go down. Great characters and well played! Great casting job! Saw the preview and decided to watch it. Glad I did. I'm hooked! Can't wait to see how this sick story will unfold.
Finally...horror done right!
By AHS fan
I really really like this show. It's unlike anything else out there right now and totally done right. Im in my mid 30's and all i see lately are these teenage slasher type movies and shows....nothing like the types of films that I had seen as a child (I know, what was I doing watching scary movies as a child? My parents were great about discussing and clarifying real life from fiction ...lol). Great storyline, unpredictable, keeps you on the edge of your seat, fabulous and smart cast! I'm hooked and I am not a person who watches nor has the time to watch TV so I'm selective. This is a favorite for me right now and a great little escape into a crazy world! I will say I watch this late at night and won't let my kids see it though...lol. A must see!
This looks so New and Different!
I love anything that can keep me up at night!
New, Sexy and Wild
AHS was one of the most promising new shows of the 2011 fall season and boy did it deliver! This was one of the most unique, surprising and creepy pilots I've ever seen, let's hope the other 12 episodes of the season can keep this intricate and heart pounding storyline going!
This has potential....
By SETH ROGAN IS AWESOME!
Just watched the pilot. I have to say it proabably is one of the best pilots I have seen in recent years. Sets up the rest of the series perfectly. It is really creepy, and has a really good story. My only concern is that, how do you mantain an horror tv show? I mean eventually the scares will repeat themselves and not be scary anymore. But, with a good story, you shouldnt have to worry about that. Which this show has, the perfect set up for the perfect horror story.
My only complaint is that, this show has way too much sex in it. The first episode had atleast 25 + minutes of talking about sex and sexual content. You don't need sex to make the perfect horror show, or even movie that is.
I feel that Ryan Murphy wanted to make something different with this show, which in a way he did. However, he should continue being creative and stop using cliches from todays horror films, which I feel like he did when he included so much sex.
Old style horror films, such as any of Hitchcock films or even the classic slasher films of the 70's and 80's didnt have that much sex, and they are still scary.
How you scare people is making them doubt the everyday. Making them question what they know so well. That's what scares people. Not sex
I feel like Murphy is trying to scare people to a point... If i had one suggestion, its to focus more on the horror plot and less on the sexual content. If he does that, this show will be a first in tv history. If he does that, This show will be the first true american horror tv show, and I truly believe if he does that, then people will turn in every week and watch it to scare themselves.
By Boy Butter
Can't wait to see more, amazing actors, and freaky freaky freaky.
'American Horror Story' looks amazing! Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk both created Nip/ Tuck & Glee, which are both one of my favorite shows! I can't wait to see what they come up with in this series. The promos look really good! I can't wait :)
Can't wait for more!
American Horror Story
Co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk invoke the opposite emotion of their mega-hit Glee with their new project American Horror Story, which airs on FX on Wednesday nights. They recruit Mrs. Coach, er, Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights) and Dylan McDermott (The Practice) to play Vivien and Ben Harmon, a couple troubled by a miscarriage and a scandalous affair. They relocate to Los Angeles, where they take residence in a haunted house and become embroiled in the mysteries surrounding the property. Six Feet Under’s Frances Conroy greets them when they arrive—filling the role of ghoulish housekeeper—a harbinger of death for the characters, but an omen of good things to come for an audience who craves well-made television. Jessica Lange makes her first mainstay TV appearance as the creepy Constance.
The title sequence is inventive and unsettling, setting an eerie tone for the series that is upheld by the shudder-inducing score. The only comfort is Tami Taylor’s, er, Britton’s soothing voice. The show is structured in a way that employs fragmentation to yield a dizzying and delirious sensation. The use of strobe lights and quick shutter effects are terrifying because they remind us that, as an audience, we aren’t in control.
The most artistically successful aspect of the series is the parallels it draws between the mundane horrors of American life and the thrilling ghostly horrors that characterize its genre—a thematic knockout and a rare feat for a show’s first time in the ring. The horrors of daily life it illustrates are McDermott’s interactions as a psychiatrist with troubled youth, his daughter’s navigation of high school’s murky waters, and his dissolving marriage.
For those that don’t scare easily, the pilot doesn’t necessarily succeed in the fright department. Perhaps Murphy, Falchuk and company are holding off on the real horror until they reel in an audience. They wouldn’t want to scare viewers away, after all. We’re also waiting impatiently for the arrival of recently outed Zachary Quinto (Heroes), who will undoubtedly bring his sinister Sylar sneer to the table. For now, American Horror Story offers up a houseful of compelling mysteries, weird sex, and disturbing imagery galore. Just in time for Halloween, this is one story we want to hear.
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