American Horror Story:Scary, twisted and just wrong
I honestly don’t know how how I feel about Ryan Murphy’s new show “American Horror Story” and because I have a personal feud with him (He doesn’t have a clue about it) I decided to wait a while before I pass judgement. I love the cast and the setting. The writing is good but not “Crap-Free”.The show stars Connie Britton ,Dylan McDermott, and Taissa Farmiga as a family that moves into a cursed house, the back story is rich and interesting, we instantly know that they are NOT a happy family. The house is flat out creepy murders happened in the house and the basement is a sickening experiment lab.
The show is very smart with using the camera and lights to terrify and disgust, the show is not just scary and creepy it also smells of death and decay…yes guys I can almost smell it. Here is my problem: The story of the house doesn’t seem that rich, even though we don’t know much it seems as if the show will be a horrifying show that will focus on the shock of the image not the story.
Looking back at some of the TV shows Ryan Murphy has been a part of it seems that they have a focus on either shocking the audience to their core despite the lack of a continuous and rich story line as “Nip/Tuck” clearly demonstrated, or to create a cult of audience who blindly worship at the alter of the show again despite the existence of a rich story line as we see with “Glee” . I feel as if this show will have both factors but NOT a rich, satisfying story line. I love to be scared and terrified but sometimes a story can be make an image more frightening because of what it might imply or symbolize.
I will continue to watch the show to see where it takes me and because I live Connie Britton even though I wished a better show for her. as I said before the cast is amazing and they act well too, the writing is my main concern because as we see in the second episode the events were erratic and desperate and the murder story was less than impressive ( a guy that hates nurses and so he kills them…seriously?) which is too soon for a show to get lost, but also it has an old horror movie feel that reminds me of Hitchcock movies especially the music,kind of like horror stories on the radio. The show has some impressive names such as Denis O’Hare, Jessica Lange,Frances Conroy and Evan Peters.