Monday, October 8, 2012

American Horror Story Season 2 Starts Next Week

With Halloween quickly approaching, our television sets will soon be filled with all sorts of ghouls and goblins. There will be several new seasons of scary TV shows this year, and in addition to the third season of "The Walking Dead," one of the most anticipated shows to return is the second season of "American Horror Story."

The second season of "American Horror Story" will not take place in the infamous Murder House. Since the first season ended with the plot tightly wrapped up, the characters from the first season will not be making an appearance in the second season.

However, fans of the show will take heart in knowing that several actors from the first season will return to play new characters in the second season.  Some of the actors, such as Jessica Lange, Connie Britton and Dylon McDermott have signed on for at least one more season of "American Horror Story."

In an interview with Movie, writer/director, and the show's creator, Ryan Murphy stated that "each season is like a little novella. It is a tale that has a strong beginning and a strong ending." The plan is to make each season of the five season show take place in a different location with different characters, so in a sense, "American Horror Story" is an anthology. But unlike other horror anthology shows, the story is told over the course of an entire season, instead of just one episode. This format allows the series to tell a more in-depth story and build up the tension properly, as opposed to the pitiful attempts at telling a story in 40 minutes or less as some other horror anthology shows have attempted to do in the past, such as "Masters of Horror."

"American Horror Story: Asylum" is a period piece that takes place in the 1960's in an insane asylum. It will have characters placed in real-life situations. Some of the plot will be based on events that actually happened in asylums of the past, which is a very terrifying proposition to say the least when you realize that the main reason why such institutions were disbanded was that they were rife with physical abuse and torture.

Season two of AHS will have all new monsters, and there have been hints that there won't be any ghosts this time around. I'm not sure exactly what they will be, as the only thing that I could find out about the new monsters are the following two pictures.

Whatever new horrors await us this fall, I'm sure they are going to be absolutely terrifying.

"American Horror Story: Asylum" airs Wednesday, October 17th, 2012  at 10:00 pm on FX.

For more information about the cast and characters, check out's "American Horror Story: The ins and outs of it all."

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