American Horror Story wrapped up its highly rated, Golden Globe-nominated first season on Dec. 21 with one hell of a cliffhanger. But the devilish dramatic flourish on the FX series didn’t happen in the final frames of “Afterbirth,” which unleashed a toddler Antichrist on the world (nannies, beware!) and left each member of the Harmon family – Ben (Dylan McDermott), Vivien (Connie Britton), and daughter Violet (Taissa Farmiga) — dead and destined to spend eternity stuck in a haunted house with their one-eyed, two-faced maid (Francis Conroy/Alexandra Breckenridge), a Grunge-era mass murdering teen (Evan Peters), a hideous patchwork of sewn-together baby parts known as The Infantata, and a small nation of other ghoulish squatters. No, the breathtaking twist occurred during a press conference the morning after the season 1 finale, in which AHS co-creator Ryan Murphy announced that the Harmons, their fellow spirits, and their wretched suburban manor — that “classic L.A. Victorian,” a dark star of “paramagnetic” evil, dense with secrets, spirits, and untold history — would not be coming back for the second season. Instead, Murphy revealed that AHS will focus on new characters and a new supernatural locale each season. In fact, Murphy recently told EW that season 1’s penultimate installment “Birth” contained a clue to the location of next year’s piece of unreal real estate. (We tasked an intern to analyze the episode frame-by-frame, but he found nothing, except the sad, sobering epiphany that all of his expensive college learning has absolutely no value or relevancy to the glorious work that’s done here at Entertainment Weekly. Merry Christmas, kid.) READ FULL STORY
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From the outset of A&E’s two-part, four-hour miniseries based on Stephen King’s 1998 novel Bag of Bones, it was clear that the TV incarnation of King’s ghost story would take on a very different feel from the book. (Some spoilers ahead… ) First of all, the circumstances of Jo Noonan’s (Annabeth Gish) death altered significantly from the opening chapter of the book (in the A&E version, Jo gets hit by a bus in Mike’s presence; in the novel, she collapses in a Rite Aid parking lot while Mike is at home), but these changes were forgivable because they streamlined the story a bit, which is necessary in adapting this big tome. But while it’s no surprise that the A&E version left out a lot of the details, did part 1 of the miniseries somehow feel slower than King’s 562-page book? READ FULL STORY
If you’ve read Tim Stack’s post-episode convo with Ryan Murphy (if not, GO NOW!), then you know that next week will answer one of the many many questions that have been swirling in our heads for a while: Is Violet dead?
Since we know we’re about to get closure on the issue, it seems like the perfect time to choose a side and make an official prediction — hence the poll you’ve been promised. But first, let’s chat properly about this. READ FULL STORY
From South Park parody to musical adaptation to Funny or Die sketch to sock monkey to foot tattoo, it has long been clear that the NSFW Human Centipede torture porn franchise really is the gift that keeps on giving. But we never expected Tom Six’s deranged horror movies to gift us the quite delightful, kiddie-friendly t-shirt design you can see on the left.
The illustration comes from the Threadless website, where it is accompanied by a children’s poem about a “centipede human” who was always in a hurry — “He was late for his work, and late for his lunch/He was late for supper, and late for Sunday brunch” — until one day he decided to watch the Human Centipede and (spoiler alert!) died from a heart attack.
Which is sad — but, in the world of the Human Centipede, probably qualifies as a happy ending.
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