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BY TIFFANY LORINCZ, CLASS OF 2014 —
“American Horror Story” is a horror anthology series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. Instead of each season being a continuation of the last, each season is a different terrifying tale of Americana.
The first season was about a family who moves into a restored mansion in Los Angeles, haunted by the former tenants. The second season, called “Asylum”, focuses on Briarcliff Manor, an insane asylum where the stories of the past are more terrifying than the serial killer patients.
The first season of “American Horror Story” was reviewed well by television critics and fans. The series gave FX very high ratings and the show ended its first season as the biggest new cable series of the year. When I watched the first season of “American Horror Story” I did not know what to expect. The commercials leading up to the first episode were creepy and left you thinking what kind of crazy story can unfold. I did not think I was going to like the show but, once I watched the first episode it drew me in and week after week I watched and I was hooked. Every episode left you more creeped out then the next but, you were on the edge of your seat the whole time watching.
The second season is now in full swing and it takes place in an asylum that is run by a nun whose past mistakes are haunting her and she starts to question her faith in God. Inside this locked- down asylum danger lurks around every corner whether it is a doctor who loves to torture flesh-eating creatures in the forest, alien experimentation or the serial killer. The nun is played by Jessica Lange who won a Emmy for her role in the shows first season and has returned with a completely different character and accent. Also, Evans Peter returns from the first season as Kit Walker who is brought to the asylum with no memory of “supposedly” killing his wife and other women. They are joined by a doctor who really belongs in the asylum because of his twisted “cures” for patients.
One of the scariest scenes this season is of the doctor who is played by James Cromwell, when he takes a patient into his dark surgery room and cuts her legs off while she is awake. Another actor that joins the rest of the cast from season one is Zachary Quinto who plays a therapist who really is not who he seems to be. The season has just started, but I look forward to my Wednesday nights to find out what next creepy thing is going to take place in the asylum. This season of “American Horror Story” is going to make you bite your nails to the very end with it’s terrifying tale.
“American Horror Story” is on Wednesday nights on FX.