In this image Jessica Lange, left, and Frances Conroy are shown in a scene from the "American Horror Story," premiered Oct. 5 on FX. ASSOCIATED PRESS
I watched the premiere of “American Horror Story” last night on FX. I really did enjoy this new take on the haunted house premise. I will warn you though that it’s got some pretty strong sexual content, and there are definitely violent scenes that had me looking away. With that said, I can understand why the show has been getting some flack from the critics, but that’s not what all the show is about.
It also has a lot of the ingredients of what makes up a good scary story and then some.
The characters are well developed and interesting to watch. The ghostly figures and creaking doors are all there too. There’s good chemistry between the actors. And Jessica Lange’s role as a creepy neighbor has you wondering is she there to help or is she an evil specter herself.
The series definitely has me wanting to see and learn more about the house, the family and who’s in the rubber suit.
I only hope that the show will not get canceled before telling a satisfying conclusion.
About the show:
American Horror Story revolves around the Harmons, a family of three who moved from Boston to Los Angeles as a means to reconcile past anguish. The all-star cast features Dylan McDermott as “Ben Harmon,” a psychiatrist; Connie Britton as “Vivien Harmon,” Ben’s wife; Taissa Farmiga as “Violet,” the Harmon’s teenage daughter; Jessica Lange in her first-ever regular series TV role as “Constance,” the Harmon’s neighbor; Evan Peters plays “Tate Langdon,” one of Ben’s patients; and Denis O’Hare as “Larry Harvey.” Guest stars for the series include Frances Conroy as the Harmon’s housekeeper; Alexandra Breckenridge as the Harmon’s housekeeper; and Jamie Brewer as Constance’s daughter.
When and where to watch:
10 p.m. Wednesdays on FX