TCA News: The status of AMERICAN HORROR STORY Season 2

Dylan McDermott and Rubber Man in AMERICAN HORROR STORY - Season 1 - "Smoldering Children" | ©2011 FX/Lewis Jacobs

When AMERICAN HORROR STORY ended Season 1, the big twist wasn’t what happened to the characters, it’s what happened to the show. Executive producer and co-creator Ryan Murphy essentially pulled the wool over the viewers eyes and created a TV series that would reboot every year with a new story,  new characters and a new cast. At today’s TCA press tour for the FX Network, John Landgraf, President & General Manager, says that he’s excited by what Murphy is conjuring up for the completely different Season 2. “He really loves to create a new world,” says Landgraf. “You even saw […]Read On »

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TV Review: AMERICAN HORROR STORY – Season 1 finale – “Afterbirth”

Jessica Lange in AMERICAN HORROR STORY - Season 1 - "Afterbirth" | ©2011 FX/Prashant Gupta

Stars: Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga, Evan Peters, Frances Conroy, Kate Mara, Lily Rabe, Alexandra Breckinridge, Christine Estabrook, Michael Graziadei, Charles S. Dutton Writer: Jessica Sharzer, series created by Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk Director: Bradley Buecker Network: FX, Wednesdays @ 10 PM Original Telecast: December 21, 2011 With “Afterbirth,” AMERICAN HORROR STORY’s first-season conclusion, we’re surprised that a number of characters have quasi-happy endings – that would be unendings, in several cases, as most of them are ghosts – while we’re left unsure of just how seriously to take all those promises of the apocalypse. In […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: AMERICAN HORROR STORY actress Frances Conroy plays housekeeper

Frances Conroy in AMERICAN HORROR STORY - Season 1 | ©2011 FX

In AMERICAN HORROR STORY, which has its first-season finale (it’s been renewed for a second) tonight on FX at 10 PM, some ghosts appear as rotting phantoms and others appear alive and tangible. One ghost, however, is so complex that she’s actually played by two actresses. Frances Conroy is the primary incarnation of perennial housekeeper Moira O’Hara, starchy and generally reserved, but her seductive younger self is played by Alexandra Breckinridge. Which version of Moira we see depends largely on who is looking at her – we realize that protagonist Ben Harmon, played by Dylan McDermott, is starting to wise […]Read On »

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TV Review: AMERICAN HORROR STORY – Season 1 – “Spooky Little Girl”

Matt Ross in AMERICAN HORROR STORY - Season 1 - "Spooky Little Girl" | ©2011 FX/Michael Becker

Stars: Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga, Evan Peters, Denis O’Hare, Frances Conroy, Kate Mara, Alexandra Breckinridge, Morris Chestnut, Mena Suvari, Sarah Paulson, Matt Ross, Michael Graziadei Writer: Jennifer Salt, series created by Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk Director: John Scott Network: FX, Wednesdays @ 10 PM Original Telecast: November 30, 2011 Should we not have realized before, the AMERICAN HORROR STORY episode “Spooky Little Girl” reminds us that even ghosts can be self-defeating and work against their own best interests. Tate (Evan Peters), as we learn, has not only committed a violation by raping Vivien (Connie Britton) […]Read On »

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TV Review: AMERICAN HORROR STORY – Season 1 – “Open House”

Connie Britton in AMERICAN HORROR STORY - Season 1 | ©2011 FX/Robert Zuckerman

Stars: Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga, Evan Peters, Denis O’Hare, Frances Conroy, Alexandra Breckinridge, Morris Chestnut, Lily Rabe, Matt Ross, Christine Estabrook Writer: Brad Falchuk, series created by Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk Director: Tim Hunter Network: FX, Wednesdays @ 10 PM Original Telecast: November 16, 2011 Turns out that even AMERICAN HORROR STORY needs to take a little time out from full-on scares to moving the story along. Usually the show manages to combine the two, but in “Open House,” it gives us a lot more insight into the characters than it does shivers. To be […]Read On »

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