31 Nights of Horror, Night 9: American Horror Story: Freak Show Premiere
Three sentences review:
In last night’s 90-minute American Horror Story: Freak Show premiere, “Twisty the Clown” became a horror icon. Beyond that designation, AHS: Freak Show’s got some ‘splainin to do and I can’t freaking (no pun intended) wait to see how this fourth season unfolds. Let me just fan-girl out real quick in the following run-on sequence: Kathy Bates is so fierce with a beard, Jessica Lange covers David Bowie, I’m so into the theories that all seasons are connected, please watch this engrossing interview with actor Mat Fraser, and if I see ANY of you jack asses dressing up as Twisty for Halloween I’m sprinting, screaming, and crying the hell away from you.
31 Nights of Horror, Night 10: American Horror Story Coven, Episode 1, Bitchcraft
Three sentence review:
I love that American Horror Story is an anthology television series and was excited to close the door on AHS: Asylum and start fresh with a brand new story in AHS: Coven – especially since Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett joined the already stellar cast (also, witches are totally in right now – zombies, whaaaa?) The first episode, the aptly named “Bitchcraft,” felt refreshingly stylish and modern (a stark contrast from the dark and antiquated feel of the first two seasons) and I nearly passed out from excitement watching Kathy Bates play the insanely evil Madame Delphine LaLaurie – murderous socialite from 19th century New Orleans . The young witches, Zoe, Madison, Queenie, and Nan played respectively by Taissa Farmiga, Emma Roberts, Gabourey Sibide, and Jamie Brewer are fun to watch (Zoe’s “power” made me slightly uncomfortable) and I’m ridiculously excited to see how New Orlean’s Voodoo history ties in – this season seems to have big potential!