‘American Horror Story’ Does ‘Entertainment Weekly’ Magazine


American Horror Story, the new FX series created by Ryan Murphy of Nip/Tuck and Glee fame, is featured on the cover of this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine … and rightly so. Seemingly out of nowhere, Horror Story has become THE most talked about show of the new Fall season. For months I’ve been intrigued by the billboard promotion for the show but I can’t say that I was particularly convinced to watch. After I heard many good things from others, David included, I decided to give the show a shot. I DVRed all of the available eps and watched them all last night … I fell in love within the first 15 mins of ep 1. So, yeah, I am REALLY happy to learn more about this show from this new issue of EW magazine.

Just a head’s up, this article may contain spoilers if you have not watched the 3 available eps of American Horror Story:

Do you like scary movies? Then you’ll love FX’s new series American Horror Story, the craziest new TV series of the fall season — and perhaps ever. Created by Glee’s Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, AHS is a feverish, sexed-up reimagining of one of the most reliable tropes of the genre, the haunted house. And in this week’s issue, EW goes behind the scenes of the fabulously freaky frightfest. The Harmon family — father Ben (The Practice‘s Dylan McDermott), mother Vivien (Friday Night Lights‘ Connie Britton), and daughter Violet (newcomer Taissa Farmiga) — move from Boston to Los Angeles for a fresh start, but end up moving into a house that makes the Insidious abode look like a trip to Disneyland. Despite a warning that the previous owners have died in the house, the family still moves in and that’s when all hell literally breaks loose. Pretty soon, Vivien is having sex with someone/something in a rubber fetish suit, Ben is sleepwalking naked around the house, and Violet is encountering a basement-dwelling creature nicknamed the “infantata.” And that’s just in the first 50 minutes. “I read the script and I was like, ‘Um…whaat? I don’t understand,’” says Britton. “I kind of took a leap of faith.” The risky new series still attracted a starry cast, including Britton, McDermott, True Blood‘s Denis O’Hare, Six Feet Under‘s Frances Conroy and two-time Academy Award winner Jessica Lange, who plays the Harmon’s nosy and malicious neighbor Constance. But it was a different celebrity who inspired Murphy and Falchuk to pump up the presence of Rubber Man. “Gwyneth Paltrow read the script just as a friend,” says Murphy of the Glee guest star. “She called me up and was like, ‘Oh my God — is she fucking pregnant by that Rubber Man dude? Is it a rubber baby?’ That’s when I first realized people are going to be obsessed with Rubber Man.”

Yeah, I am really obsessed with this show. I’m most surprised that an episodic TV series can be scary … and good. I can’t believe how impressed I am with this show. The story is fantastic but the acting is superb! Dylan McDermott and Connie Britton are just amazing … but so is Taissa Farmiga (the daughter). You throw in Jessica Lange and, well, you’ve got a brilliant cast. My ONLY fear about this show is that they tend to throw a lot of stuff into the mix, very quickly. It feels a wee bit like “everything AND the kitchen sink” but thus far, it’s not been enough to turn me off. I am really loving this show … and, again, I just cannot believe that we get to see this kind of stuff on basic cable television. Are any of y’all watching this show? If not, you need to … trust me, you will LOVE it.


  • Meghan

    Haven’t watched it yet, but keep meaning too! I have heard such good things!

  • nicole

    its hard to believe that the guy who created Glee…created this amazing show.

  • Mariah

    Dylan McDermott is so effing sexy. He always has been even when he was on the X-Files.

    • @Mariah — McDermott was on The Practice. David Duchovny was on X Files.

    • Mariah

      Hahaha I’m an asshole. David Duchovny is cute, too.

    • Krissy

      I was soooo happy in Episode one when we got to see McDermott booty! I never knew how HOT the man was, yowza!

  • Lisbeth Slander

    Jessica Lange is killing it in every scene she’s in. Literally, apparently.

  • Cheryl

    Love, love, love it. I think Dylan McDermott being naked a few times really helps too!

  • cmc

    AMAZING show. It’s scary but not terrifying…I was really freaked out yesterday when Jessica Lange put Addie (<-maybe? Not sure of the kid's name) in the mirror room. That's SO messed up! So many cool possible routes this show can take!

  • Jill

    I am enjoying this show allot! Ryan Murphy created Nip Tuck which I never watch but heard it was freaky and creepy. So he also does Glee and now this. He seems like he has a brilliant imagination!!

  • Marcus_Em

    I have only seen the first episode I have the rest on my DVR but I am hooked and completely freaked out by this show lol.. ummm sadistic faboosh southern bell jessica lange?!? I AM ALL IN lol I HATE that the gimp in the leather suit is on this cover tho .. that guy FREAKS ME OUT something fierce..

    • Daniella

      OMG right??! Do not like him on the cover ~ creepy!!

  • Junipertree

    Watched it for the first time last night.. it was AWESOME (I love scary movies). I hope they can keep up the brilliance throughout the series..

  • kittkatt

    Love this show. Hope it doesn’t lose steam in the next couple of weeks. Ryan Murphy really gets it. Popular, Nip/Tuck, Glee, and now this? At this point he could film someone eating dinner and people would watch

  • Krissy

    I loved Connie Britton on Friday Night Lights, and it is so great to see her in a show that people actually watch! Go Connie!

  • Nathan

    I don’t think this show will get another season though.

    • @Nathan — Why do you say that?

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  • Anna

    This week’s episode was so hilarious. I enjoyed the freakishness of the previous 2 weeks but this week they really got me hooked. I’ll take the scary, freaky, rubber stuff with a little funny on the side. Keeps me totally entertained and always catches me off guard with surprises.

    So many great one-liners this week… “Takin’ a DNA bath?”

  • Daniella

    Was soo intrigued by the show when I first heard and saw stuff about it, soo luving it right now ~ needed a lil different to spice up the DVR lol

  • Elias

    This is such a great, creepy show. So far I’ve noticed blatant references to The Shining, The Hills Have Eyes, The Strangers, Psycho, The Haunting, Halloween…and tons of other moments that I know are from something but were too fleeting to really stick in the old brain-meat.. It should be a gigantic mess but they pull it off in a creepy, stylish way that I don’t think has been successful on TV before now. I’m glad I’m a DISH customer/employee and don’t need to worry about this thing with DirecTV and FOX, knowing I might lose FX and shows like AHS, Sunny, and SOA at any time.

  • Dawn W

    Just watched the first 5 shows in one sitting and can’t get enough!!! Love it!! I completely agree that a show on cable is aired that is this crazy, but oh so happy that it has!! Looking forward to the rest of the season and getting some more answers on all the craziness that we have seen so far!! PS – curious to find out guess from others as to what was on the unltrasound that made the nurse faint?? I’m dying to know what she saw!!!!