American Horror Story

Part of enjoying this time of the year is seeing scary movies, TV etc. I thought I might address the newest scary TV show that premiered last week called American Horror Story. I have now seen both episodes and I must admit to not being sure whether I like it or not. It’s very scary and like I read somewhere recently it’s like nothing I’ve ever seen on a TV show before. The main thing that bothers me is the constant feeling of having seen everything before. The reason I feel that is because almost every major scene is copied from some famous scary movie or another. Interestingly, though, it appears to be very much on purpose which I find so strange. They cover every scary movie from The Shining to The Strangers and everything in between in the first 2 episodes. I find it somewhat irritating and enjoyable at the same time. I’m actually reminded of the show Lost. I know what you’re thinking, but hear me out. I watched every episode religiously from day one and when it came down to the last episode I was really pissed off. They spent the entire series feeding us cryptic information in every episode and in the end most of them remained unanswered. How is that like American Horror Story? There is so much stuff being thrown at the audience in every episode that I have this feeling that we will never get the answers to any of it. I find all the characters to be pretty unlikeable. I don’t think they’ve spent enough time on character development.┬áIt seems like they are spending all their energy on trying to shock you and no time on making you like the characters. As Scary Hubby pointed out though, it’s very well made and the acting is very good. It does do what it sets out to do. It definitely scares you. I just don’t know if that’s enough. If you have the hots for Dylan McDermott, then you’ll love the first episode. I lost count on how many times we saw his butt. I really like him, but that just got old after awhile. Why these people continue to stay in this house and even bought it in the first place is the big mystery. In the end, if you like to be scared, turned on and disturbed all at the same time then this show is for you. If you want a story you can dig yourself into then look elsewhere. Not sure if it will last and I can’t decide if I will continue to watch, but this is just my thirteen cents.

3 Responses to “American Horror Story”

  1. Rosie Says:

    I kinda felt the same way. I had actually been excited about this one, but after the first episode, I just felt kind of..let down. Too much forced drama and not enough story.

  2. Dig-Me-Up Says:

    Of the two seasons of American Horror Story I liked this season the most. I have hopes that season three will be great. It is supposed to be aired around October, or maybe a bit before that. It will be titled “American Horror Story: Coven” and Kathy Bates will be added to the cast. As for the first season on of the things that I liked about it was that the house itself was a character in a way. And there is a creepy song that tells that,. though I don’t know the name of the song. It says “But tonight you belong to me,. just little old me”. And it was a place where all of the spirits were trapped. My favorite part of the series was when Violet was shown her dead fly covered body by Tate, revealing that she was really dead and that she could never leave the house. In season 2 Of American Horror story the asylum wasn’t featured much except at the start of the series. In season one the series was about failed love, often because of betrayal. The second seasons theme was largely about being obsessed with your desires. Lana became a success but at a price. The third season is supposed to be at least partially focused on the theme of love.

  3. Dig-Me-Up Says:

    Paitence and Prudence sing the creepy old theme song titled “Tonight You Belong To Me” that is a theme for season one of American Horror Story. Here is a link to the song on Youtube..

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