Tuesday, October 18, 2011

American Horror Story (2011 TV)

While this is a film review site, I will occasionally write about a few TV shows, especially those that strike a nerve with me. When I first heard about the FX series American Horror Story (Wednesdays at 10:00 pm EST), I was immediately intrigued. Then, the unique ad campaign drew me in further. It definitely looked different and noteworthy. 
I unfortunately missed the pilot during its first run, but thanks to the magic of the internet, I was able to catch it finally, and, wow. It is weird and creepy and confusing, but whatever else it is, it's definitely going to be a must watch. My best description is if The Shining met Twin Peaks and had a baby who grew up to marry Hostel and have its own baby. There's some next level stuff going on here.
It features some great performances from the likes of Jessica Lange, Dylan McDermott and Frances Conroy among others. I'm excited to see horror make a comeback in serial television, and I hope this one takes off. It's now added to my DVR. I recommend it for the horror fans out there.


  1. Eh, I think it was ok. I don't think it will last, because I'm sure they're gonna lose steam over time. It seems like it would have been a cool horror movie, but they'll have to pad it to make a full show out of it.

  2. I don't know. FX is pretty good at picking shows and sticking with them, so we'll see. Just nice to have horror on non-pay TV with a higher than SyFy budget.