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haveblue
Aug 15, 2005



Toilet Rascal



American Horror Story is an anthology series created by Ryan Murphy. Each season is a self-contained storyline an entry in an increasingly scattershot and arbitrary canon, a pastiche of forms and genres found in western-style horror.

American Horror Story: Cult is about clowns and the 2016 US presidential election. This is the first year in which Ryan Murphy has set up an Instagram account, which he has used to tantalize us with bloodstained pretty boys and visits from old friends and dank memes. You can find more formal, structured promos for the season on the tie-in site every week until the show premieres.

Celebrities who have been roped into this (*for the first time):
Evan Peters
Sarah Paulson
Adina Porter
Cheyenne Jackson
Frances Conroy
Mare Winningham
Emma Roberts
Billie Lourd*
Billy Eichner*
Alison Pill*
Colton Haynes*
Leslie Grossman*
Lena Dunham*

American Horror Story: Bees will premiere on September 5. As usual, the title of the show has changed so be sure to remake your season passes.

Previous on American Horror Story:

Season 6: Roanoke



Season 5: Hotel



Season 4: Freak Show



Season 3: Coven



Season 2: Asylum



Season 1: Murderhouse

haveblue fucked around with this message at Sep 29, 2017 around 23:42

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Asiina
Apr 26, 2011

We're bringing her home.


Grimey Drawer

I'm sure this year...this year it will be good.

sebzilla
Mar 17, 2009

Kid's blasting everything in sight with that new-fangled musket.



Asiina posted:

I'm sure this year...this year it will be good.


Parasol Prophet
Aug 31, 2012

We Are Best Friends Now.


Hey, Roanoke was pretty good.

I'm actually kind of optimistic about a new season of AHS for the first time since 2013.

Time to lift these expectations up to the roof! What could possibly go wrong?

A. Beaverhausen
Nov 11, 2008

dank space explorer


haveblue posted:



American Horror Story is an anthology series created by Ryan Murphy. Each season is a self-contained storyline an entry in an increasingly scattershot and arbitrary canon, a pastiche of forms and genres found in western-style horror.

American Horror Story: Cult is about clowns and bees and the 2016 US presidential election. This is the first year in which Ryan Murphy has set up an Instagram account, which he has used to tantalize us with bloodstained pretty boys and visits from old friends and dank memes. You can find more formal, structured promos for the season on the tie-in site every week until the show premieres.

Celebrities who have been roped into this (*for the first time):
Evan Peters
Sarah Paulson
Adina Porter
Cheyenne Jackson
Frances Conroy
Mare Winningham
Billie Lourd*
Billy Eichner*
Alison Pill*
Colton Haynes*
Leslie Grossman*
Lena Dunham*

American Horror Story: BEES will premiere on September 5. As usual, the title of the show has changed so be sure to remake your season passes.

Previous on American Horror Story:

Season 6: Roanoke



Season 5: Hotel



Season 4: Freak Show



Season 3: Coven



Season 2: Asylum



Season 1: Murderhouse



I was wondering what the gif for murder house was gonna be and was exactly what I was hoping for.

You should put the Oprah bee gif in the op too.

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005



Toilet Rascal

A. Beaverhausen posted:

You should put the Oprah bee gif in the op too.

Consider it an early frontrunner for the season 7 entry in next year's thread.

Also: https://www.instagram.com/p/BXKTLsI...n-by=mrrpmurphy *thinking emoji slowly expanding*

haveblue fucked around with this message at Jul 31, 2017 around 20:47

Tenzarin
Jul 24, 2007

Let me sing you a song


Taco Defender

Rewatched season 6 and 5 and definitely prefer the focused storytelling of last year over all previous seasons.

banned from Starbucks
Jul 18, 2004
Probation
Can't post for 13 hours!


Did this show ever recover after the pile of rancid dogshit that was Coven? I tried the first couple episodes of freak show and Roanoke but was bored so I stopped.

timp
Sep 18, 2007

Everything is in my control


Lipstick Apathy

There is nothing remaining about this series that invokes the spirit of Season 2 which caused me to fall so in love with this show, and yet I've still continued to watch every episode of every season because I'm a loving sucker

A. Beaverhausen
Nov 11, 2008

dank space explorer


timp posted:

There is nothing remaining about this series that invokes the spirit of Season 2 which caused me to fall so in love with this show, and yet I've still continued to watch every episode of every season because I'm a loving sucker

We all come back my friend. We all come back.

haveblue posted:

Consider it an early frontrunner for the season 7 entry in next year's thread.

Also: https://www.instagram.com/p/BXKTLsI...n-by=mrrpmurphy *thinking emoji slowly expanding*

So is the lust season just gonna be gay porn? I would have sworn Hotel would have been the lust season.

A. Beaverhausen fucked around with this message at Aug 1, 2017 around 00:46

OmegaBR
Feb 14, 2012

Come to me .... and live forever.


I take each season as it comes. I expect nothing anymore. Except something totally goofy at some point.

Personally, I've always thought Ryan's period pieces are so much better. Asylum, Freak Show, even Feud. So I don't have a lot of confidence that they'll craft a story around the election that is more clever than it is obnoxious. But time will tell.

Blazing Ownager
Jun 2, 2007

I ain't got time to bleed.

Asiina posted:

I'm sure this year...this year it will be good.

Just take solace in that it can't can't get worse than Coven

Few shows have dared reach Coven levels (Heroes and Dexter)

basic hitler
Dec 28, 2006

IF YOU SEE ME BITCHING ABOUT BEING POOR ITS PROBABLY BECAUSE IM OUT OF HEROIN AGAIN


Coven has made me check out except at season's start every year sincr and something has happened every year since that was just as bad as precious masturbating to placate a minotaur in the first episode. Im waiting for this show to go one episode without making me cringe.

Blazing Ownager
Jun 2, 2007

I ain't got time to bleed.

OmegaBR posted:

Asylum, Freak Show, even Feud.

I will take the last season over Freak Show any day of the week.

poo poo happened. Characters remained fairly consistent. poo poo, again, happened.

timp
Sep 18, 2007

Everything is in my control


Lipstick Apathy

OmegaBR posted:

I take each season as it comes. I expect nothing anymore. Except something totally goofy at some point.

Personally, I've always thought Ryan's period pieces are so much better. Asylum, Freak Show, even Feud. So I don't have a lot of confidence that they'll craft a story around the election that is more clever than it is obnoxious. But time will tell.

Was the first season of Feud any good? I really enjoyed American Crime Story; is it even somewhat close to that in quality/entertainment?

Matinee
Sep 15, 2007



timp posted:

Was the first season of Feud any good? I really enjoyed American Crime Story; is it even somewhat close to that in quality/entertainment?

The writing wasn't quite as tight but the performances from Lange and Sarandon were absolute powerhouses and kept the whole thing buoyant.

A question: having really enjoyed Feud and really, really enjoyed American Crime Story but never having seen AHS, is there a stand-out series I should watch? I was always under the impression it was kinda schlocky camp nonsense (not that there's anything wrong with that), but I'm a convert to Ryan Murphy and Id like to give it a fair shake.

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005



Toilet Rascal

Matinee posted:

The writing wasn't quite as tight but the performances from Lange and Sarandon were absolute powerhouses and kept the whole thing buoyant.

A question: having really enjoyed Feud and really, really enjoyed American Crime Story but never having seen AHS, is there a stand-out series I should watch? I was always under the impression it was kinda schlocky camp nonsense (not that there's anything wrong with that), but I'm a convert to Ryan Murphy and Id like to give it a fair shake.

The seasons generally go like this:

1: A good slow-burn haunted house story (watch)
2: Batshit madness overload (watch)
3: Garbage (do not watch under any circumstances)
4: Not very good but an improvement over 3, although to be honest a 13 hour stream from a camera pointed at a putrefying pig carcass would have been an improvement over 3 (do not watch unless you find yourself getting really into the show or fall madly in love with Jessica Lange)
5: Surprisingly decent and a return to telling an actual story instead of a medley of unconnected shock videos (watch)
6: A decent-to-good story presented in a really unconventional structure (watch)

They are all absolutely schlocky camp nonsense, of course.

basic hitler posted:

Im waiting for this show to go one episode without making me cringe.

If you're looking for not cringing you are in the wrong place my friend

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sebzilla
Mar 17, 2009

Kid's blasting everything in sight with that new-fangled musket.



Controversial opinion: Freak Show was worse than Coven. Coven was insanely boring and nothing mattered or even made sense but at least it wasn't actively offensive in a bunch of ways. And swamp witch Lily Rabe makes me forgive a lot of lovely writing.

timp
Sep 18, 2007

Everything is in my control


Lipstick Apathy

Yeah Coven wasn't THAT bad, really...pretty boring, sure, and the plot was all over the place, but personally I like to watch AHS for the horror movie send ups, and Coven did that just fine.

We got voodoo, zombies, witches & witch trials (obviously), that whole "drink the blood of the young to stay youthful" trope, a minotaur monster, a Frankenstein monster, and even a scene where people get their eyes removed with a melon baller. Now that's what I call horror!

But speaking of executing horror movie send ups, S6: Roanoke really did not do very much of that at all which, in my eyes, was a big bummer looking back. I enjoyed parts of it at the time, but in retrospect it's pretty unmemorable, and I'm possibly the least excited for a new season of AHS as I've ever been.

And yet, here I am, posting about it on a Tuesday morning instead of working

timp posted:

because I'm a loving sucker

a new study bible!
Feb 1, 2009



BIG DICK NICK
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Coven was better than most of the other seasons. Also, Coven gave us Scream Queens, the first season of which was better than any season of AHS

clown shoes
Jul 17, 2004

Nothing but clowns down here.

Asylum > Murder House > Roanoke > Hotel > Coven > Freak Show

Parasol Prophet
Aug 31, 2012

We Are Best Friends Now.


Asylum > Roanoke > Murder House > no

The Walrus
Jul 9, 2002



the first season is the best one. it's the most cohesive, the most unexpected, and the scariest. also the twist is very well done and the final episode is probably the best single episode this show has ever done.

El Tortuga
Apr 27, 2007

ĄTerrible es el Guerrero de Tortuga!

timp posted:

I enjoyed parts of it at the time, but in retrospect it's pretty unmemorable

Counterpoint: Being intimately close for the impaling and burning of two teens. That poo poo stuck with me.

A. Beaverhausen
Nov 11, 2008

dank space explorer


El Tortuga posted:

Counterpoint: Being intimately close for the impaling and burning of two teens. That poo poo stuck with me.

It was really uncomfortable, in a way AHS hasn't done me in a while. I will always love Roanoke for the exact recreation of the format of My Haunted House. Its so shlocky AMS didn't even seem like a parody.

Also, because I'm even further south than the Roanoke area and all the old tired southern jokes in it were just

"This is the south, like you can get a salad around here "

A. Beaverhausen fucked around with this message at Aug 1, 2017 around 19:03

a new study bible!
Feb 1, 2009



BIG DICK NICK
A Philadelphia Legend
Fly Eagles Fly


A. Beaverhausen posted:

It was really uncomfortable, in a way AHS hasn't done me in a while. I will always love Roanoke for the exact recreation of the format of My Haunted House. Its so shlocky AMS didn't even seem like a parody.

Also, because I'm even further south than the Roanoke area and all the old tired southern jokes in it were just

"This is the south, like you can get a salad around here "

The most unforgivable part of Roanoke is how they continually lauded their fictional show (to the point of having people's lives and psyches ruined by just how awesome the show was), when it actually looked like some bobo poo poo that even A&E wouldn't run.

A. Beaverhausen
Nov 11, 2008

dank space explorer


a new study bible! posted:

The most unforgivable part of Roanoke is how they continually lauded their fictional show (to the point of having people's lives and psyches ruined by just how awesome the show was), when it actually looked like some bobo poo poo that even A&E wouldn't run.

I can't remember the name, but there's a ghost show that has pretty actors during the "interviews", and another set of pretty actors for the reenactment. The first half of Roanoke is that show so hard.

El Tortuga
Apr 27, 2007

ĄTerrible es el Guerrero de Tortuga!

As much as I enjoyed Roanoke, the biggest "suspension of belief" factor was that the first five episodes was a television series that took over popular culture with the power of a dozen Game of Thrones and Breaking Bads.

That, and the fact that the role of Shelby beat The Butcher for a Saturn Award.

ShakeZula
Jun 17, 2003

Nobody move and nobody gets hurt.


clown shoes posted:

Asylum > Murder House > Roanoke > Hotel > Coven > Freak Show

This guy gets it

QuoProQuid
Jan 12, 2012


haveblue posted:

Previous on American Horror Story:

Season 6: Roanoke



Season 3: Coven



That reminds me. Unfortunately, Kathy Bates won't be in this season due to a scheduling conflict with Bates's new Netflix show.

I'm a little skeptical about this season. The previews suggest that Murphy is really hung up on Twisty from Freak Show. I never really liked Twisty as a concept or a character, except in his ability to propel Dandy toward insanity. It might be a personal thing, but I have difficulty taking the clown get-up seriously.

Hopefully, I'm wrong and we get another Asylum.

timp
Sep 18, 2007

Everything is in my control


Lipstick Apathy

QuoProQuid posted:

Hopefully, I'm wrong and we get another Asylum.

No idea why they'd suddenly do this after 4 seasons of not doing it, so don't get your hopes up.

...don't get my hopes up.

OmegaBR
Feb 14, 2012

Come to me .... and live forever.


Perhaps the biggest mistake Freak Show made was eliminating Twisty so fast, so maybe it's lingering feelings of regret.

I don't know, sometimes he gets these ideas in his head and they're just sort of there. Like that gremlin stuck in the mattress in Hotel that was all over the advertising and didn't mean anything but to be a spooky image.

A. Beaverhausen
Nov 11, 2008

dank space explorer


QuoProQuid posted:

That reminds me. Unfortunately, Kathy Bates won't be in this season due to a scheduling conflict with Bates's new Netflix show.

I'm a little skeptical about this season. The previews suggest that Murphy is really hung up on Twisty from Freak Show. I never really liked Twisty as a concept or a character, except in his ability to propel Dandy toward insanity. It might be a personal thing, but I have difficulty taking the clown get-up seriously.

Hopefully, I'm wrong and we get another Asylum.

Nooooooo. gently caress I didnt know she wasnt in this season. Goddamit now who will we get our indecipherable accents from!? I was honest to god thinking she'd be Trump.

This would be like telling me Emma Roberts is back.

QuoProQuid
Jan 12, 2012


A. Beaverhausen posted:

Nooooooo. gently caress I didnt know she wasnt in this season. Goddamit now who will we get our indecipherable accents from!? I was honest to god thinking she'd be Trump.

This would be like telling me Emma Roberts is back.

...I'm afraid I have some bad news.

Nuebot
Feb 18, 2013


Huh, apparently I missed an entire season of this show?

Is it still garbage?

A. Beaverhausen
Nov 11, 2008

dank space explorer





This season is going to be Coven calibre. The signs are there.

El Tortuga
Apr 27, 2007

ĄTerrible es el Guerrero de Tortuga!

Nuebot posted:

Huh, apparently I missed an entire season of this show?

Is it still garbage?

AHS: Roanoke was really pretty good, and didn't have near the amount of flaws that Coven, Freak Show, and Hotel did. It's the best season since Asylum without crossing over into "bad". However, it's still a Ryan Murphy project, so... your mileage may very.

a new study bible!
Feb 1, 2009



BIG DICK NICK
A Philadelphia Legend
Fly Eagles Fly


A. Beaverhausen posted:



This season is going to be Coven calibre. The signs are there.



The new season will.... be..... entertaining.

The Duke
May 18, 2004

The Angel from my Nightmare



Emma Roberts was funny on Scream Queens

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McSpanky
Jan 16, 2005




Wait, what's wrong with Emma Roberts?

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