Soon the new season of American Horror Story will be starting. Obviously we wanted to have seen all the seasons before that time! Which kinda resulted in my boyfriend & me watching two seasons in two weeks. This is what I thought about it.
An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, a hotel, a farmhouse in Roanoke and a cult.
Season one – Murder House
The Harmons face many conflicts going on in their new home; the primary one stemming from Ben Harmon’s adultery, and the subsequent fallout with his wife Vivien and daughter Violet. Other conflicts include the intrusive behavior of the neighbors, Constance and Adelaide, as well as intrusions from one of Dr. Harmon’s patients, Tate. A parade of mysterious visitors to their haunted home, including the scarred Larry Harvey make the first year of the Harmons in Los Angeles very dangerous. The house seems to have a vivid history, ranging from brutal murders to demonic manifestations, and it seems to have its own agenda.
I absolutely loved season one as it was my introduction to this series, which has gotten its own special spot in my heart. As a big horror fan the first season was a classic to me! It takes the haunted house idea and turns it around a bit. I fell in love with the characters and the actors. I was véry happy to hear there were more seasons.
Season two – Asylum
In a New England sanitarium, presided by ministers of faith and science, the innocent and the mad run from greater dangers and their own pasts. Bookended by modern day explorations of the ruins, a darker mystery lies in wait for victims.
The series got even better with Asylum! The first thing I noticed was that they used the SAME actors, which first caught me by surprise. But as it developed I once again fell in love. Just as the former season it had some amazing moments.
Season three – Coven
American Horror Story: Coven tells the secret history of witches and witchcraft in America. Over 300 years have passed since the turbulent days of the Salem witch trials and those who managed to escape are now facing extinction. Mysterious attacks have been escalating against their kind and young girls are being sent away to a special school in New Orleans to learn how to protect themselves. Wrapped up in the turmoil is new arrival, Zoe (Taissa Farmiga), who is harboring a terrifying secret of her own. Alarmed by the recent aggression, Fiona (Jessica Lange), the long-absent Supreme, sweeps back into town determined to protect the Coven and hell bent on decimating anyone who gets in her way.
I squeeled so damn hard when I first started this season. I freaking love witches! I think this might be one of my favorite seasons. Sorry not sorry, but it had witches so it already had major plus points!
Season four – Freakshow
American Horror Story: Freak Show begins its tale in the quiet, sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida. The year is 1952. A troupe of human curiosities has just arrived in town, coinciding with the strange emergence of a dark entity that savagely threatens the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike. This is the story of the performers and their desperate journey of survival amidst the dying world of the American carny experience.
Let’s just say that it’s not a good idea to watch this season if you’re afraid of clowns.. Freakshow was the most ‘freaky’ season, pun not intended. It was again really good and I absolutely loved it! There were some nice plottwists and I love the ending. I won’t tell you any spoilers, though!
Season five – Hotel
The season’s story is set in the Hotel Cortez, an enigmatic, six-story, art-deco hotel based in Los Angeles. The plot follows The Countess, the owner of the hotel, as she tries to protect herself and her children from the fury of her past lover that seeks revenge on her, as well as John Lowe, a Los Angeles homicide detective on the task-force for a series of grisly murders that lead him in the direction of the hotel.
Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn!!! Lady GaGa can act really freaking good. Hello unexpected fangirling right there. I already loved the excentric singer but seeing her act made me fall in love with her. She is really good! The story was good on it’s own. Not my favorite, but not bad either. I really liked it.
Season six – Roanoke
After a disturbing incident, a young couple move into a seemingly perfect home built in the 18th century. However, the building’s close proximity to the site of the Lost Colony’s disappearance and with horrific events happening at the house the couple start to sense something dark underneath the facade.
Who follows me on twitter might have seen some tweets about this season. This was absolutely not my favorite season, it certainly was my least favorite season. I did not like the ‘real life documentary’ feel the first six or so episodes had.. I kinda hated it and it really destroyed the AHS feel for me. Luckily the last four episodes were really good and saved the season for me! Yay! Still not my favorite, but at least it got a bit of the AHS feel back. It also had the least amount of episodes.
There is a 7th season on the way and I can’t wait! I hope they won’t go the Roanoke-path. The 7th season is called ‘cult’. Oh boy, I love myself cults! Very curious about how this one will go! I can’t wait! Did you see American Horror Story and what did you think about it?