American Horror Story Review | Honest and Helpful

American Horror Story
Horrorshow with just a more horror theme to it as a setting of the story is “American Horror Story”. American Horror Story is a very unique show in that every season of it is set in a different environment with a new story and new characters though some actors do come back for other seasons but playing different people at first it can get a little bit confusing because you see the same actors playing a different part but you already remember them as someone else and I forever call them by whatever I first saw of them but you will get used to it.
The first season of American Horror Story is all about the ghosts of a haunted house.  When the “Harmons” move into a brand new house, that is actually a real house. It’s often quite used in Hollywood so you may recognize it you know ‘Buffy’ has it in one episode and ‘Charmed’ has it as well it’s actually a pretty cool house, you can visit it as well.

American Horror Story Trailer

American Horror Story Plot: without spoilers

Anyway when the Harmons move in they start off pretty rocky, moving into a new state is stressful for any family but they already had baggage due to some family troubles but hopefully, this will be a fine new start. Things don’t quite work out that well because this is a TV show and it needs some drama. This house is pretty strange, creepy things start to happen around the house and just around the house in general even when they’re not at home there are lots of random people that just keep coming to the house. Some of them manage to get into the house regardless of its being locked.

Their neighbor “Constance” played by the great “Jessica Lange” is also creeping around the property, chatting to the strange people inside the house that turn up when the family isn’t around. What will happen to the family, what’s up with the strange house in general and why are all these people hanging around. It seems like it’s going to be a horror to fear.

How was the acting in American Horror story?

The first thing I have to talk about are the actors in this show. Now, most of them aren’t very well known before the show started and most of them are even brand-new talent but I have to say that everybody here acts very very well. The acting is top-notch every character and every single person goes through so much and the acting quality is very good. You can tell from the beginning of the show to the end of the show. How much of a range most of these characters have special standout is someone like Tate played by Evan Peters, who goes through so much in the first season. He has so many decent moments and happy moments and him trying to be a good person, but he always comes across kind of creepy.  And then of course when he does go full creep it goes way over the top and it’s really fun to watch. There are a few other actors and actresses that are just amazing in this but honestly, you just have to see it for yourself to see the acting prowess for most of these characters. There are a few names in the show like ‘Jessica Lange’ and I think the show really revitalized her career. Also ‘Zachary Quinto’ from Star Trek is in it and he just has a small part. Always like when a big actor does a small part for a television show it just makes it feel more fun like they just had some spare time and they decided to do something for television, that’s really cool.
American Horror Story

American Horror Story: Spoilers

(If you want to just find out if it’s worth- skip this paragraph)
warning – it contains spoilers 

So, let’s talk about the story of this show the overall story has this layer of mystery to it all. You will slowly learn answers as the show progresses as such a lot of what I say for the rest of this review will have spoilers. So, now let’s go into the spoilers. The show is all about the ghosts that are haunting the new house and how they deal with the new family, that has just moved in. Due to the house’s strange and long history that we learned throughout the show a lot of death and misery are attached to the house, that has lingered on. It kind of wants to acquire more.

I think the progression of this story is very well done you learn about the history of the house a little bit by a little bit. You learn the history of the main characters and ghost little by little Clues are given throughout the show which keeps you pretty intrigued or at least I was. I have to save that by the end of the story. It does start to fall a little flat, there are so many great ideas presented here especially at the start but there are many plot threads all happening at the same time, that by the end it just feels like a little bit too much. It doesn’t give a nice coherent answer to a lot of the things going on. My main gripe with the story of the rules and how they change as the show goes on the rules of the ghosts, and what they can do just feels like they make up new things. When have you heard that a ghost ‘Moira’ appears young and beautiful to men because of men’s desire to see her in that way and women see an old lady because apparently women can see the truth and souls? but she is the only one with that kind of power there is one ghost that looks freakish and causes a lot of pain by attacking and scratching people. But as it turns out that monster is actually a baby that died. 
American Horror Story
Why does that single character get special powers and a different treatment? There are plenty of other things about these rules but they are prettier. Because of this, by the end of the show, I was getting really annoyed. The world that they were trying to present to me just didn’t make much sense, and it felt like that they were making it up. As they went along even though this is a show about supernatural things, I feel that there have to rule to ground it and make it more believable. So, while I quite enjoy the story in general leading. Up to the end of the show, I felt that the actual end of the show was a bit of a letdown. The main story gets really strange and it doesn’t feel like a natural end to the story. as there are so many different main characters we have to go through many stories and many arcs of those characters throughout the show. Some of which are better than others, for the most part, I didn’t really like violet because she was a bratty teenager but the parents were much more interesting. Especially when they start going a little bit crazy. Strangely, one thing that I did like was the fate that happens to violet. A lot of the show was dedicated to Tate and his relationship with violet, and I honestly think it was an interesting way to end the story. Then we have ‘Constance’ who is like got this magnetism to her because she is just incredible to watch, but by the end of the show, it just sorts of feels like a letdown with her character too. Even though the story and mysteries were the main focus, it’s all dripping with the title of the show ‘horror’. 

Why it is called “American Horror story”?

The reason why it’s called “American Horror Story” is that the show is more based on scary things that are more in the Americana settings. Most horror, in general, is grounded in European folklore like vampires and werewolves and etc but this show not only American. It also uses air at scary aspects from American society. 

How much ‘Horror’ is in the “American Horror Story”?

The horror is fairly well done in my opinion, there are plenty of tense scenes and creepy moments with some of it quite shocking. I do feel that as the show goes on, it isn’t quite as scary especially after we start learning things. Like who is in the gimp suit etc. But the tone is pretty constant throughout at the very least, what I found to be the scariest part of this season. I guess the show, in general, is actually the intro, the music, and the imagery are simply of hazy. It is catered to each season in question but not with any actual shots of the show. I honestly think that it’s pretty damn cool. it’s so scary in fact when I watch the show with my girlfriend, we have to skip the intro every time because it scares her too much.
American Horror Story

Is it worth it to watch “American Horror Story”?

In my opinion, the first season of American Horror Story is worth it. It is a show that is quite well made the cinematography is good the acting is very constant and good. Throughout all of the actors and actresses do such an amazing job. The story itself is fairly interesting, I like all of the mysteries and all of the things that the show has going for it really pulls you in, you want to find out what’s happening.  You want to figure out what’s going on in this crazy house, just as much as the main characters do. But there is a downside to that because of this general intrigue to it.  By the time you get to the end of the season, it isn’t quite as satisfying to get to the end and that’s a big letdown. I think because the writer, just felt like they were just adding things onto it, to try and be scary but they didn’t actually have a story fully set out. And it just sorts of falls apart towards the end. This is by no means the best season of American Horror Story but this was the one that started it all. Because of this great imagery, the horror themes and good story in this show got so much attention from the audience.

Guys, Answer my one question in the comment box;-

What is your Favourite Season of American Horror Story?

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