In the spirit of Halloween and all things horrifying…
In about two weeks, the best thing to ever hit TV screens (and I’m not talking about the Drew Peterson story) will be back: American Horror Story: Asylum. If you haven’t seen this show on FX and are a fan of horror, mental institutions, Jessica Lange or all of the above, you gotta make a date with your remote control (please no inappropriate touching) and tune in. Fashioned by the super cool Ryan Murphy of Nip/Tuck fame (Glee be damned), it’s a genius creation.
I love this show for a few reasons. One, it’s like nothing I’ve ever seen. Each new season – instead of a continuation – is a revamp. It’s a standalone season, with some of the cast staying on, but playing different characters in a completely different location/era. This season involves aliens, mental institutions, nuns and lobotomies. Many things I’m familiar with. Or would like to be. Hellooooo, Adam Levine…
Secondly, this show is terrifying. For real real. Compared to some cheesy horror movies released these days, this is a feat in awesome. I like to enjoy this show late at night. Typically my horror movie MO is watching it pantsless, glass of wine in my hand, scream in my throat. And then when all those combine it’s just a mess. No, literally. A sopping mess of wine on my lap. Thank god I wasn’t wearing pants.
Check out this trailer.
Third, Jessica Lange. She is a force to be reckoned with. I wouldn’t screw with her. She’ll lock you in a closet and try to steal your unborn child a la season one. When she won the Emmy, I fist pumped and screamed the scream no one should hear.
I’m very excited about this second season. Especially since it involves a mental institution. Please don’t ask.
For an extra shot of terror (kinda like your extra shot of espresso at Starbucks) tune into FX on October 17th and catch the premiere of Season Two. Only your nightmares will make you regret it.