TV Review: AMERICAN HORROR STORY – Season 1 – “Home Invasion”

Jessica Lange in AMERICAN HORROR STORY - Season 1 - "Home Invasion" | ©2011 FX/Ray Mickshaw

Stars: Dylan McDermott, Connie Britton, Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga, Evan Peters, Denis O’Hare, Frances Conroy, Alexandra Breckenridge, Jamie Brewer, Kate Mara, Shelby Young, Azura Skye Writers: Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk, series created by Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon Network: FX, Wednesdays @ 10 PM Original Telecast: October 12, 2011 AMERICAN HORROR STORY shows that it can sustain the tone of its original episode, expanding its mythology while delivering an episode that has closed-ended aspects. “Home Invasion” takes a cue from FUNNY GAMES/THE STRANGERS, turning those films on their heads as a trio of profoundly annoying young […]Read On »

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TV Review: AMERICAN HORROR STORY – Season 1 – “Pilot” – Series Premiere

AMERICAN HORROR STORY poster | © 2011 FX

Stars: Dylan McDermott, Connie Britton, Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga, Evan Peters, Frances Conroy, Denis O’Hare, Alexandra Breckenridge, Jamie Brewer Writers: Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk, series created by Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk Director: Ryan Murphy Network: FX, Wednesdays @ 10 PM Original Telecast: October 5, 2011 It’s difficult to do serialized straight-up horror on a weekly television series, which is probably why almost no one ever tries it. Before anyone cites, for example, THE X-FILES and BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, let us remember that the former had as one of its mottos “I Want to Believe” and “Trust No […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: GLEE and THE GLEE PROJECT Executive Producer Dante Di Loreto puts on a show

Alex, Damian, Samuel, Lindsay on THE GLEE PROJECT - Season 1 | ©2011 Oxygen/Matt Sersion

Dante Di Loreto is an executive producer on both Fox’s musical comedy/drama GLEE, returning for its third season on September 20, and its reality competition spinoff THE GLEE PROJECT, which has its season finale tonight on Oxygen. (He’s also one of the executive producers, along with GLEE/GLEE PROJECT colleagues Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, on FX’s upcoming AN AMERICAN HORROR STORY.) The winner of THE GLEE PROJECT gets a role on the GLEE series. Di Loreto talks with ASSIGNMENT X about both musical series’ – and time management. ASSIGNMENT X: Everybody who works on GLEE talks about how brutal the […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: The scoop on AMERICAN HORROR STORY and TERRA NOVA

Stephen Lang in TERRA NOVA - Season 1 - "Pilot" | ©2011 Fox/Brook Rushton

Tim Minear is an incredibly busy writer/producer and recently wrapped executive producing the Fox series THE CHICAGO CODE. He talked to us in this exclusive interview about what he’s been doing lately, including joining the staff on FX’s upcoming  AMERICAN HORROR STORY, created by GLEE’s Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. ASSIGNMENT X: You said you were working on TERRA NOVA during the last days of the writers room at your previous project, THE CHICAGO CODE. Are you still involved with TERRA NOVA? TIM MINEAR: I am finishing up now. AX: How is that going? MINEAR: That went great. I came […]Read On »

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