American Horror Story
From high school drama to bone-chilling horror, writer and director Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have gifted FX with yet another hit television show. American Horror Story, which was first aired on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2011, already has positive feedback from its viewers. FX airs new episodes on Wednesday of every week, and there are currently three 60 minute long episodes.
The plot of American Horror Story all starts with a house, a house in Los Angeles, Cal., that is notoriously known as the “murder house”. A struggling husband, played by Matthew McDermott, his wife, played by Connie Britton, and their daughter, played by Taissa Farmiga move into the home in hopes of mending their broken family. When strange things begin to happen in the old, large Victorian home, the Harmon family decides it is far too much stress, and they need to get out of there as soon as they can.
American Horror Story is a chiller, thrill horror show. The common story of a family moving into a house, discovering it’s terrifying past, then struggling to get away from it occurs in several horror movies and continues to remain common. These movies include Amityville Horror, Poltergeist, and even Paranormal Activity. American Horror Story not only embraces the classic storyline but many others as well. Some important focuses of the movie are serial killers and their histories, dead among the living, scandalous relationships, family tragedies, and things that go bump in the night.
Overall, American Horror Story has received good and bad reviews. A lot of viewers were surprised to find out that Ryan Murphy, the writer and director of the hit show Glee also wrote and directed American Horror Story. Sophomore Anastasia McMullen admits, “I love Glee, so American Horror Story must be a good series”.
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