Taissa Farmiga’s Zoe is going to have a difficult time at a witch academy where Jessica Lange’s unyielding Fiona… Read More
American Horror Story
Behold a pretty amazing promo for the upcoming season of American Horror Story: Coven, which is all about fierce witches.… Read More
As the first half of the television season begins to wrap up, and some series with shorter seasons hurtle towards their finales, shows have started their usual ramp up in narrative pace. The stakes get increasingly a little higher, as audience adrenaline runs a little faster. This season of Homeland has filled my Sunday evening Twitter stream with variations on, “OMG HOMELAND!!!” — until two weeks ago, when it was all “WTF HOMELAND!?!” and then this past Sunday, where it was more: “Hmmm. Homeland?” This is not what we were expecting.
But the season isn’t over yet, and Homeland still has time to pull a fast one on us, then leave us hanging until next season. It’s been a shaky and oftentimes bizarre last few episodes, and viewers are starting to get nervous – spinning their own conspiracy theories about how the whole thing might play out. “The show has to be smarter than this,” is what they seem to say. As much as any TV fan is devoted to their shows of choice, the kind of devotion witnessed with Homeland viewers is its own special case. Since winning all the laurels of Best New Television Ever, the show has kept its cohort of intelligent viewers through its much lauded script, acting, and cleverly networked plotlines. Homeland can’t just end! It has to end with emotional and narrative realism, with political integrity. But when the pacing of Season 2 has been so sloppy, and even its use of technology so unrealistic, could that possibly be where it will end up? … Read More
Confession: I kicked American Horror Story off my DVR queue last night. Since my recorder only allows me to tape two shows at once, I had to choose between AHS, Nashville, and Top Chef – and it was with few reservations that I gave Ryan Murphy’s asylum of horrors the boot. While I enjoyed last… Read More
We’ve been squirmy with anticipation for Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s American Horror Story: Asylum ever since the announcement was made that season one star Jessica Lange would be reprising a role in the FX series.
This time around she’ll be playing the formidable nun, Sister Jude. Lange stars alongside returning alums Frances Conroy, Evan Peters, Zachary Quinto, Lily Rabe, and Sarah Paulson inside the mental institution, Briarcliff Manor. The now abandoned hospital was a former tuberculosis ward purchased by the Catholic Church in 1962. James Cromwell, Joseph Fiennes, Lizzie Brocheré, Chloë Sevigny, and Ian McShane are amongst the newcomers joining them. We can’t wait for more over-the-top scares, pervy encounters, and dysfunctional drama.
To add to the insanity, we’ve created our official American Horror Story: Asylum drinking game, complete with recommended cocktails. Grab a glass, and say a few Hail Marys before heading past the break to play along with us. … Read More
After a string of eerie, stylized teasers and one trailer with some actual footage, FX is psyching us up for American Horror Story: Asylum with a preview of the October 17th premiere’s first five minutes. Enter your age at the show’s Facebook page (because the clip contains some racy, potentially NSFW… Read More
The second season of American Horror Story kicks off on October 17th, and now, after months of mostly unsatisfying teasers, we finally get a better look at the creepy cast of characters who await us at the 1960s insane asylum known as Briarcliff Manor, complete with a Clockwork Orange-style eyelid retractor. “Here you will repent for your sins to the only judge that matters,” says Jessica Lange, who plays Sister Jude in the new installment, a nun more “sadistic than saintly.” The highlight of the all-to-brief promo? When she literally cracks the whip at the 10 second mark, causing a much younger nun to burst into tears. Click through to see for yourselves, and let us know in comments if you think there’s another Emmy in her future. … Read More
Halloween: It’s always more complicated than you want it to be. Even if you’ve got your plans set, it’s a struggle to find the perfect costume — without resorting to the same crappy, overpriced, pre-packaged getups everyone else will be wearing. Thankfully, just as we have done for the past two Octobers, Flavorpill is helping you out with a series of easy DIY costume guides tackling various pop-culture realms. Don’t worry — there’s no sewing involved.
For 2012′s first installment, we visit the world of television, where the horror genre is having quite a moment. You may have cringed at the news, earlier this month, that Target was offering an American Horror Story-inspired bondage costume. But we can do much better than that. We’ll show you how to transform yourself into some of the year’s most memorable characters and outfits, from Community to Game of Thrones, after the jump. … Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we explored street art that hides in plain sight. We considered freaking everyone out by wearing the American Horror Story Rubber Man costume for Halloween this year. We wondered if politics determined our beer preference. We watched a trailer for The Master that featured… Read More