Monday, October 17, 2011

An American Horror Story

So what does everyone think about An American Horror Story?

My wife and I watched the last two episodes. While episode 2 had its surreal moments, they seemed to tone that aspect of the show down. Episode one was more like Twin Peaks, where episode two was much more like the movie called Funny Games...

They seem to try and show skin whenever possible, and weird stuff happens out of nowhere, but the premise is tried and true. A good haunted house story can always yield a good show. They certainly push the limits of what is okay to show on television.

The story behind the daughter is messed up, but I won't give away anything in the show. Some of the scenes are beautiful; the scary can be downright scary; the weird and creepy factors are strong.

If you don't mind MA content, I would give this show a chance. If you haven't seen it, look it up on FX. Be warned though, they go for shock value just as often as they go for real scares. There is nudity, graphic content and everything else that the MA label implies.

If you've seen this show, tell me what you think of it.

11 comments:

Shah Wharton said...

Hey Draven

I have never heard of this show, but it sounds like I'd love it. We live in Dubai, but thank the Lord (or the creators of Hide My Ass) for the ability to fool my computer into thinking I'm somewhere that does not block everything:) I'll check it out online. Thanks for the head up, I'm so in the mood to get spooked. Shah.x

Laurita said...

I haven't seen it, but I have heard about it. It certainly seems like it is worth checking out. I think atmosphere is a huge thing for a haunted house story, so if they get that right, it should hold out.

Kelly Polark said...

I've been wondering whether or not I should check this one out. It's from the makers of Nip/Tuck and I loved that show. Some good actors in it too. I should give it a chance!

Jeffrey Beesler said...

Unfortunately as I do not have cable TV, I will have to wait until it comes out on Netflix to check it out. I just hope I can remember.

Regge Ridgway said...

Have to check it out. Thanks for the heads up.

Draven Ames said...

Shah - I hope you enjoy the show. It has good and bad parts.

Laurita - They've got a lot right so far. It's on Wednesday nights.

Kelly - You should. But be warned about some of the content. Video on Demand might carry the missing episodes, otherwise try fx's website.

Jeff - I'll remind you.

Regge - Happy to point it out. Thanks for reading.

Miranda Hardy said...

I haven't heard of it either, but I lover horror/ghost stories. I'll have to check it out.

Draven Ames said...

I hope you end up liking it, then. Let us know later.

Jay Krow said...

I was disappointed. The first episode "borrowed" a lot from "The Shining," and it really turned me off. I watched the second episode, and while it's an okay show, it's a far cry from groundbreaking. I'll probably tag along for a while to see if anything original happens, but I'm not holding my breath.

May Torres said...

I watch the show. I'm enjoying it so far. I'm anxious to find out who was in the black latex :) I'm sticking with it to see where it goes.

Pat Tillett said...

I have watched it and I really like it. What shortcomings it does have (that to me are only minor), are by far outweighed by the great stuff. Great stuff like the number of ghosts involved.
Dylan McDermott is quickly going insane and Jessica Lange is doing an award winning job (yes, I said it first), at being incredibly creepy. Best line of the series so far was spoken by her. "Don't make me kill you again..."