A couple weeks ago, FX picked up Ryan Murphy’s “American Horror Story,” a so-called “psycho-sexual thriller” inspired by classic horror films like The Shining and Rosemary’s Baby. What they didn’t say was that there’s a dude in a rubber suit, as you can see in this early image from io9.
“Horror Story,” which stars Dylan McDemott and Connie Britton as a married couple trying to move past McDermott’s infidelity by moving into a new (and haunted) house, screened at the Television Critics Association press tour this week, and reactions were mixed. The widely respected Alan Sepinwall said it was “like season 3 of a Ryan Murphy show, in pilot form” — hardly a compliment. But Kristin Dos Santos of E! Online called it “OMG scariest show EVER you guys!” I’m paraphrasing, barely. Here’s the actual text:
A Fox source tells me that some of the attendees were so frightened, they had to be escorted to their cars after the viewing. (Rumor also has it another reporter was too freaked out to enter her own teeny-tiny baby’s room when he woke up for his 2 a.m. feeding because “the shadows are making him look…different.” Ahem.)
What Murphy fails to mention is that there are REAL FREAKING MONSTERS that will scare the living bejeezus out of you in the Los Angeles home where they relocate. Whether these freakish beings are spirits, demons, hallucinations or otherwise remains to be seen, but if you are easily frightened, you likely won’t make it past the first five minutes—and you won’t see the insanity that ensues.
Obviously, as an employee of E!, Dos Santos gets paid to hyperventilate about everything on TV, but I’m nevertheless intrigued. I mean, it’s got Connie Britton and a guy in a rubber bondage suit. That’s what I dream about every night.