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American Horror Story keeps getting better

Posted in Uncategorized by com360bu on October 25, 2012
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By Melissa Pierson

The first season of American Horror Story first hit the small screen on FX last year on October 5, 2011, and the second season premiered last week on October 17, 2012. The show was known for being show strong sexual scenes on television, and actually bring the horror and mystery genres back to life.From the beginning of the first season I was hooked, as well as my sister; we are both great lovers of the horror genre from television to movies. However, growing up it seemed as though the horror movies and shows that were being created never held a candle to the originals, never actually scaring its viewers or kept them guessing what was going to happen next. 

This all changed when I saw the previews for American Horror Story, all the commercials did catch my attention and then the reviews helped back up any doubt I had. After watching the first episode, any viewer could tell that the producers were really pushing the envelope. Creating an original story, and then announcing season two would be a completely different story, showing that every season would be a mini-series. The first season was set on family moving into a restored mansion that was haunted by all its former tenants, even bringing the infamous Black Dahlia murder into a episode.

Season one bought many twists and frights, and season two, even though there are only two episodes aired, have pushed the horror level to a new level. The season was set in a 1960s insane asylum which held the criminally insane, which to me was scary all to itself. The time period was only the beginning of modern science and many experiments were performed on patients.

With the first episode making me jump from my couch multiple times, and this evening’s episode aired the first exorcist scene that I thought could compete with the Exorcist. I am certainly excited to see where the season goes and what all the other seasons hold. 


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