This creepy show exudes brilliance at every frightening turn. The fine tuned class and sensuality of a film like American Beauty meets the best elements of every horror film you’ve ever loved.
The acting is top-notch, most notably from Dylan McDermott (who you get to see nude more than once), Jessica Lange (a legendary American Actress), Denis O’Hare (Russell from True Blood), and Zachary Quinto (Sylar from Heroes).
With subplots that range not just in breadth but in time, American Horror Story always delivers. The premise is that the Harmen family moves into a house with a violent past, and it begins to take over their lives in a myriad of ways. And as Denis O’Hare’s character warns, the house takes hold of the mind:
“Think about it as a psychological law of physics; the more you fear something, the more power you give it.”
Twists and turns will keep you guessing, even those of you who think you can always see things coming. And I don’t know if this is possible but I promise you’ll be even more scared of old houses with basements full of old jars than ever.
This video might not be enough to scare the pants off of you, but it will hopefully get you watching the series- which is available on Netflix.
* And we just have to give a special shout-out to Alexandra Breckenridge, for playing the sexy maid so damn well.