Don't be fooled by the casting choice of Lady Gaga; there will be no musical numbers in the upcoming fifth season of American Horror Story.
There will, however, be blood. And this season will be more grisly, so we definitely have that to look forward to.
Ryan Murphy, a co-creator of this terrifying show, explains why they tend to cast singers:
“The interesting thing is we cast a lot of singers this season but I like that singers, for the most part, are always great actors because they know how to sell a story through song, through a scene. I’m excited about that and I think that’s why Gaga was excited about it; it’s not something that she’s ever done before. It’s a pure acting part. I think people expect that she’s going to be sitting in a bar in a white silk gown sort of singing songs — she is not. The upcoming season that we’re doing is much more horror-based; it’s much more dark. It’s about a theme and an idea that’s very close to my heart that I’ve always wanted to do that’s a little bloodier and grislier I think than anything that we’ve done before; it’s straight horror this year.”
Murphy relays his choice of setting the story in a hotel as the same reason the first season was set in a haunted house. It can be unsettling to think about the unknown residing in a house or hotel room in which other people have access to.
Their research includes horror stories from real hotels in downtown Los Angeles, where terrifying events have happened over the years. These stories have helped shape this season in becoming more focused on including standard horror-style tropes and themes.
Denis O'Hare will most likely be returning for the firth season, and Jessica Lange's involvement is still a mystery.
I personally cannot wait to see the dangers and terrors that await in that creepy hotel, as well as what Lady Gaga is going to bring to her role. Everything seems like such a mystery, which I'm sure is Murphy's entire plan. I guess we'll have to patiently await until the season starts to fully uncover what is hidden within the halls and rooms of this scary hotel.
[Source: Shock Till You Drop]