Tuesday, November 8, 2011

American Horror Story

I was really down in the dumps after the 31st.  We dismantled and put all of our yard haunt away on Nov. 1st.  Halloween clean up sucks.  The decoration process comes on slowly, building up more and more as the month passes, with a grand decorating rush the last few days and then BAM, it's over.  No more JOL's, no more skulls, no more tombstones, it just vanishes.

So after two people, in the same day, told me that I HAD to check out FX's new series, "American Horror Story", I gave it a look and boy, was I glad that I did! I felt like I had found my post-Halloween shoulder to lean on :)

This show is intriguing.  It has bits and pieces of classic horror movie material in it.  It's a bunch of old tales and tid-bits told in a new way, with a few modern day horror tales mixed in. 

The show takes place in modern day and based around a troubled family that has recently moved in, from another town, to get a "fresh start". Immediately, they realize that the old house that they have moved into, has a very disturbing history.  Each episode kicks off with a flash back to the demise of former tenets of the house. These clips foreshadow what kind of antics and characters the newest tenants will be encountering. 

You can see it on FX, Wednesday nights at 10PM (ET). 

I highly recommend it.  It's a nice way to cling on to our season and also a fresh way to enjoy some of our favorite creepy tales and urban legends.

To catch up on previously aired episodes, you can catch episodes 2 & 3 on demand and 4 part 1 on the FX website: http://www.fxnetwork.com/shows/originals/ahs/


  1. I will definitely have to check this out and catch up on the website.

    By the way did you know about Creepmas???

  2. You know, someone else recommended that show and I tried watching it. I recorded the first 4 episodes that re-aired Halloween night and started watching them after the ToTs left, but I couldn't finish them. The little tidbits of past crimes were creepy, but the rest of it was disgusting. After Jessica Lange told her Down's syndrome child to spit in the batter, and the wife had sex with an armored entity, I'd had enough. Just not my cup of tea at all.

    Pity, because the house was realy creepy and I saw a couple of elements I'm thinking of using next year, and no doubt I'd find some more good ideas, but I couldn't keep watching it.

  3. I love that show. We don't have cable so I have to watch it on their website and it's my favorite show!!


  4. I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. :)

  5. Dear Countess...
    Would mind if I did a post on your yard haunt...???
    Your Friend .... the Doctor

  6. Dearest countess I posted the best the my blog would allow ...would sometime later post a tribute to some of your older stuff... especially "prop construction"
    your friend..... the Doctor

  7. That series is on here in England and I keep meaning to watch it.