By its very nature, there’s almost nothing beautiful about American Horror Story: Freak Show, but tonight’s episode was especially ugly. I’m having trouble convincing myself that it was enjoyable at all, or that it was more than just a series of repulsive incidents strung together by violence and hidden intentions. Is that the point?
I was ready for his backstory to cause me to take the Guinness World Record number of baths after watching it. But what did we get? A bullied, simpleminded mama’s boy. Luckily, his undercooked story was told in the most grotesque way possible.
Connected universes are all the rage these days, and the latest example of this comes from the wild and wacky world of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s American Horror Story: Freak Show. It’s no surprise that the anthology series uses the same central cast from season to season, but they’re bringing back another major player in an awesome way.
Neil Patrick Harris is finally fulfilling a wish and signing on to American Horror Story: Freak Show. And he's not the only one. Get the details, here.
The annual Halloween two-parter for American Horror Story usually contains some of the weirdest ideas Ryan Murphy and Brad Fulchuk have up their dungeon master sleeves, though I feel tonight was more of a build-up to whatever mania will be upon us next week. As a standalone episode, “Edward Mordrake (Part 1)” was really just…part one-ish.
Is Ryan Murphy running out of ideas? This week Fox has decided to go straight to series with the latest endeavor from Ryan Murphy, along with Glee co-creator Brad Falchuk, Glee producer Ian Brennan and American Horror Story producer Dante Di Loreto. The new project is described as a horror anthology series crossed with a comedy based in a school.
Neil Patrick Harris has had a pretty huge run in recent years, starring in a variety of TV programs and movies. However, there was one opportunity where the actor definitely missed the mark. Harris recently spoke out to say he and his husband, David Burtka, were asked to play a couple in American Horror Story: Murder House, but he put his foot down to say no.
Of all the things that Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have done over the years with American Horror Story, they’ve never really inspired any viral internet videos. At least until this year, with Freak Show’s oddball musical numbers already serving as this season’s most easily digestible sequences.
As audiences are coming to grips with the explosive events that happened at Terminus during The Walking Dead’s Season 5 premiere, showrunner Scott Gimple & Co. are continuing to fill out this season’s cast. The latest to join the zombie drama is former American Horror Story actress.
As the saying goes, “The show must go on, and sometimes that show involves conjoined twins performing Fiona Apple covers.” That may not be an exact quote. American Horror Story: Freak Show pushed some of the boundaries of weird-dom in last week’s ratings bonanza of a premiere, and “Massacres and Matinees” did nothing to lessen that. Let’s all welcome Michael Chiklis and Angela Bassett to the show!
As you may have noticed, we’re pretty huge fans of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk's American Horror Story here at Cinema Blend, and it turns out we share our favorable opinions with a huge chunk of the American TV audience. The premiere episode of American Horror Story: Freak Show was an absolute ratings smash.
No sequence better distills the surreality of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s American Horror Story than the one you’ll see below, in which Jessica Lange’s German carnival owner Elsa Mars belts out a David Bowie hit dressed as David Bowie, 19 years before the song was released.
As premieres go, it wasn’t quite as strong as our introduction to Rubber Suit Man in the first season, but it’s definitely more confident in its universe building than Asylum and Coven. Though it’s too soon to really call it, I’m already on board with calling Freak Show a winner.
If you’ve been really tuned in to American Horror Story, you may already know that Jessica Lange has been planning for Freak Show to be her last appearance in the popular FX series. Lange’s such an integral part of the American Horror Story franchise, it’s tough to imagine the series without her, and luckily for fans, Ryan Murphy is not willing to let go of his leading lady without a fight.
Ryan Murphy is a pretty loyal guy, and if he finds a network or studio he likes, he will often continue to work with that network or studio. In the past, he’s worked on multiple projects with HBO, and now, Murphy’s signing on for another TV series with FX. FX has picked up American Crime Story, a new show that will have similarities to American Horror Story in title and format.