You Should Be Watching: American Horror Story

With all the new seasons of beloved television series starting back up, everyone is probably looking for something to watch, right? Well Halloween, the world’s best holiday, is right around the corner and with it the best show to get you into the spooky-spirit is restarting for its fourth season. This is none other than American Horror Story. Other than being creepy, crawly, and just downright borderline inappropriate for cable that isn’t HBO or Showtime, this show is perfect for the time of year.

“But I haven’t watched the first three seasons” you say? No problem! One of the many perks to AHS is that each season stands independently as an almost Stephen King-ish (except creepier) miniseries with its own stand-alone storyline. Many of the cast members stay around from season to season, portraying a different character entirely as the plot changes year to year. With such big-name actors and actresses as Evan Peters of Kick-Ass, Jessica Lange of Tootsie and Cape Fear, Sarah Paulson of 12 Years a Slave and Serenity, Emma Roberts of We’re the Millers, and Zachary Quinto who plays Spock in the new reboot of the Star Trek franchise, staring in past and present seasons and people such as Wes Bentley of American Beauty and The Hunger Games joining this season, this show offers a wide array of acting talents and character development.

With the first season set in a classic haunted house that’ll make you check around doorways before entering a room, the second showing the dangers and evils of an insane asylum that makes you terrified of any doctor’s office, and the third telling the brutal and quite violent tale of a witch coven in modern day New Orleans that dares you to peek through your fingers, this series seems to prove itself like a fine wine that only gets better with time. Each season pushes the boundaries more than the previous did. With each getting more and more sexy, scary, and disturbing all at the same time, the fourth installment promises to make viewers cringe while trying to sink into their couch cushions. Taking place in a “freak show” of carnies, which let’s face it, fascinate with the uneasy feeling they induce in the souls of their spectators, teaser trailers have been making fans quiver with antici…..pation (another Halloween classic!). But never fear! Oct. 8 marked opening day at this horrific circus of terror. What better way to begin fall than with a blanket and your remote, but beware! You might have to sleep with the lights on.

Article by Krista Skweres

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