TV Review: AMERICAN HORROR STORY – Season 1 – “Piggy, Piggy”

Taissa Farmiga in AMERICAN HORROR STORY - Season 1 - "Piggy Piggy" | ©2011 FX/Ray Mickshaw

Stars: Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga, Evan Peters, Denis O’Hare, Frances Conroy, Eric Stonestreet, Morris Chestnut, Sarah Paulson, Alessandra Torresani Writer: Jessica Sharzer, series created by Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk Director: Michael Uppendahl Network: FX, Wednesdays @ 10 PM Original Telecast: November 9, 2011 AMERICAN HORROR STORY continues to provide a mixture of supernatural scares, naturalistic tragedy, surprising moments of humanity and dark humor in “Piggy, Piggy.” The episode also has a dramatic guest turn from Eric Stonestreet (MODERN FAMILY) as a man who goes to psychiatrist Ben (Dylan McDermott) for help conquering his fears of […]Read On »

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TV Review: AMERICAN HORROR STORY – Season 1 – “Halloween Part 2”

Denis O'Hare in AMERICAN HORROR STORY - Season 1 - "Halloween Pt. 2" | ©2011 FX/Ray Mickshaw

Stars: Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga, Evan Peters, Denis O’Hare, Frances Conroy, Jamie Brewer, Kate Mara, Lily Rabe, Zachary Quinto, Teddy Sears, Morris Chestnut, Alessandra Torresani Writer: Tim Minear, series created by Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk Director: David Semel Network: FX, Wednesdays @ 10 PM Original Telecast: November 2, 2011 The great thing about AMERICAN HORROR STORY (for those of us who appreciate this) is that it doesn’t seem to have any slow gears. It has various shades of madness, craziness and insanity, but it doesn’t really have what could be considered lulls in the action. […]Read On »

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TV Review: AMERICAN HORROR STORY – Season 1 – “Halloween Pt. 1”

Dylan McDermott in AMERICAN HORROR STORY - Season 1 - "Halloween Pt. 1" | ©2011 FX/Ray Mickshaw

Stars: Dylan McDermott, Connie Britton, Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga, Evan Peters, Denis O’Hare, Frances Conroy, Jamie Brewer, Kate Mara, Lily Rabe, Zachary Quinto, Teddy Sears, Morris Chestnut, Christine Estabrook Writer: James Wong, series created by Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk Director: David Semel Network: FX, Wednesdays @ 10 PM Original Telecast: October 24, 2011 According to lore, Halloween is when the wall between the worlds of the living and the dead become thin, allowing the two to mingle. Gee, like the Harmon house needs any help in that department. All sorts of entities turn up and things get even spookier […]Read On »

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

Dylan McDermott and Denis O'Hare in AMERICAN HORROR STORY - Season 1 - "Murder House" | Dylan McDermott and Denis O'Hare | ©2011 FX.Ray Mickshaw

Stars: Dylan McDermott, Connie Britton, Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga, Evan Peters, Denis O’Hare, Frances Conroy, Alexandra Breckenridge, Kate Mara, Lily Rabe Writer: Jennifer Salt, series created by Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk Director: Bradley Buecker Network: FX, Wednesdays @ 10 PM Original Telecast: October 17, 2011 Into the life of every series, some exposition must fall. This is true of AMERICAN HORROR STORY, but at least “Murder House” shows rather than tells us the origins of the horror in the Harmon family’s hellish domicile. A prologue shows us Constance (Jessica Lange, looking great) as a young woman, walking in as […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from FX’s AMERICAN HORROR STORY Premiere Screening

Dylan McDermott and Jessica Lange at the Premiere Screening of FX's AMERICAN HORROR STORY | ©2011 Sue Schneider

FX recently held a premiere screening of their newest original drama series AMERICAN HORROR STORY at the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood.  The series is from Ryan Murphy, the creator of GLEE and NIP/TUCK. Seen walking the carpet were the stars of the series, which included: Dylan McDermott, Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga, Frances Conroy, Shelby Young, Jamie Brewer, Kai Schulz, Bodhi Schulz, Riley Schmidt, Zachary Quinto, Ben Woolf, Morris Chestnut, Christian Serratos, Teddy Sears, Kate Mara, Sarah Paulson Christine Estabrook, Eric Stonestreet, Ryan Murphy (Co-Creator/Executive Producer) Joining them were guests, which included: Fiona Gubelmann, Katherine Tokarz, Carla Gugino, Ryan Eggold, John […]Read On »

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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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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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