I have to let you into a secret here; there's been so much great TV recently - I've loved wallowing in Breaking Bad, Homeland, and Sons of Anarchy - but I gotta say that American Horror Story is my favorite. Sssshhhhh! Don't tell Game of Thrones, he's kind of touchy. And handy with a dagger.
It's hard to believe that the man responsible for the crowd-pleasing tween squeefest that is Glee could come up with the pure, distilled terror of American Horror Story. Don't get me wrong, I ain't no Glee-hater (, there is always a place for you at my table) but Murphy's horror project is just so relentlessly inventive, so committed to creativity and good-natured nastiness, that it leaves me breathless after every episode. I'm just more of a Pinhead kinda gal than a jazz hands kinda gal, OK?
Anyway, enough fawning praise already. Watch the gallingly short clip yourself.
Glimpsed through a doorway, as if we're spying on something we're not meant to see - and, let's face it, a bunch of nubile young girls in school-dress/surgical gown hybrids, stuck to the walls by some malign force, is probably not something you were ever meant to see. So, while this teaser doesn't give much away, it's clear that and Brad Falchuk are up to their old tricks again.
American Horror Story chooses naturally creepy-as-all-get-out New Orleans for its third season, where Salem witches will cross broomsticks with their Voodoo counterparts. It's worth checking out Skeleton Key (or even the enjoyable schlock-horror Hatchet) for a little taste of baddies on the bayou until October 9th rolls around.
As well as the glorious return of , , and , I'm psyched about the new additions to the cast. can act her ass off, as can (and you gotta love a woman with a name that needs no alterations to become a stellar drag handle). , however, has to be the most exciting development. Her turn as crazy knife lady in Misery marks her as such an apt player for 'psychotic woman to be avoided at all costs' that it's a wonder Murphy didn't beg for her number sooner. But she's here now, rocking it as demented serial killer Delphine LaLaurie, making my horror dreams come true.
The first episode, 'Bitchcraft,' airs on October 9th, followed by 'Boy Parts' on October 16th. Be still my beating heart (lest Kathy Bates cuts it out).