We don’t talk much about American Horror Story here (although, mine and Josh’s podcast partner, Joanna Robinson, recaps them over on Pajiba), but if you’re watching, the show is still as stupidly infectious as it was last season. The Asylum-set second season continues to see Ryan Murphy trot out every single horror movie trope he can shoehorn into an episode, but it is visually gorgeous, amusingly batsh*t, and incredibly dense (and I mean that in both senses of the word). It’s got aliens, Nazis, the Angel of Death, serial killers, nipple lamps, mental patients, genital mutilation, Mommy issues, and deformed weirdos, and that’s usually in just one episode.
It is fun to watch, though, and there’s never an episode without a fantastically GIFable moment.
The 60s-set main storyline has been bookended this season by a contemporary storyline, which features the same Bogeyman, Bloody Face. In the 60s, he’s played by Zachary Quinto, but it’s been difficult to figure out how Bloody Face both survived 50 years and continues to be a bad ass Bogeyman into his 80s. That question was resolved, however, last week when Dylan McDermott — who was the lead in the first season of American Horror Story — took to Twitter and revealed that HE is the modern-day Bloody Face.
We do not yet know, however, how he becomes the new Bloody Face, or how his character relates to the 60’s Bloody Face, although I’m guessing that the contemporary Bloody Face inherited the mask from Quinto’s Bloody Face. But given how fast things move on American Horror Story, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the new Bloody Face replaced by ANOTHER Bloody Face by the middle of the next episode.