The connections between ‘Freak Show’ and ‘Asylum’ just keep getting stronger.
Fans of' American Horror Story' have had so many twists and turns to excite them as of late its been hard to keep track. But here’s another one to add to the pile, as Entertainment Weekly has just confirmed that Lily Rabe is set to return to the series.
Lily Rabe will return to 'American Horror Story'
What makes it all even better is that Rabe, who has so far appeared in every season of the hit series, will be reprising her 'Asylum' role as nun Sister Mary Eunice. EW also reports that the actress who can currently be seen in the ABC midseason series 'The Whispers', will shoot her spot this weekend.
Filmmaker Charlie Stratton takes a rather obvious approach to Emile Zola's iconic 1867 novel Therese Raquin, ramping up the melodrama while drenching everything in shadowy doom and gloom. It's such a bleak film that it sometimes feels like a spoof, pushing every emotional story element to the breaking point. But the resilient premise still has something to say.
In deeply repressed 19th century French society, Therese (Elizabeth Olsen) is an orphan raised by her over-involved aunt (Jessica Lange), sharing a bed with her sickly cousin Camille (Tom Felton). When she comes of age, Therese is simply expected to marry Camille, after which all three move to Paris to open a shop. Soon Therese meets Camille's old pal Laurent (Oscar Isaac), who sparks her lust in ways the wheezy Camille never could. And as they begin a torrid affair, Therese and Laurent know that they can only be together after Camille is dead. So they hatch a nefarious plan, but life doesn't play out quite as they expect it to.
Writer-director Stratton makes everything so stylised that it can't help feeling stagey, with streets, sets and costumes that are relentlessly drab. The main colour scheme is dark greys and browns, and everything is swamped in murky shadows as the characters swap anguished glances. The actors do what they can with this. Olsen and Isaac manage to generate some sweaty chemistry, which transforms into something very different in the final act. Felton finds some humanity underneath Camille's obnoxious exterior. Lange merrily chomps the scenery as the glowering, over-reacting matriarch. And casting Matt Lucas, Mackenzie Crook and Shirley Henderson in key supporting roles can't help but add some unexpected comedy ("I have a touch of the vapours!").
Continue reading: In Secret Review
Michael Chiklis has joined the cast of American Horror Story: Freak Show and Evan Peters, who will play his son, is "pumped" about his on screen parents!
Michael Chiklis, the actor best known for his roles in The Shield and the Fantastic Four movies, will be joining the cast of American Horror Story: Freak Show.
Michael Chiklis has joined the cast of American Horror Story.
The announcement was made during the final night of PaleyFest in which the last season of American Horror Story: Coven, was celebrated. Other cast members appear to be thrilled at the prospect of working alongside Chiklis, none more so than Evan Peters who will play his son on the upcoming season.
So where is 'American Horror Story' taking us next?
So its only been two months since the third season of ‘American Horror Story’ ended but fans have been eager to learn where the show’s going to next. They’ve already explored a haunted house, a mental asylum and a witches coven, so what could the writers possibly have in store for us next? Well, fans might need to brace themselves, as it looks like season 4 could be the craziest outing for the show yet, as the setting as just been confirmed to be...a carnival!
'American Horror Story' stars Jessica Lange and Sarah Paulson
Rumors that a carnival setting may be what the writers next had in store for us had been floating around the internet for sometime, but it was left to writer and co-executive producer Douglas Petrie to give the confirmation. When Petrie was asked about a possible trip to the carnival on the 'Nerdist Writers Panel' podcast he replied, ‘that’s the idea, very roughly that’s the idea.’ He also revealed that work had ‘just started’ on the fourth season, but its title hadn't been decided on yet.
Continue reading: American Horror Story Season 4: Everything We Know So Far
Fans are already giddy with anticipation.
Watch out American Horror Story fans. So far, the show has done “haunted house,” “insane asylum” and “witch coven” and now the writing team for the creepiest show on television (up for debate, of course) has revealed next season’s theme. Drumroll please… AHS is doing Carnival. In a podcast with Nerdist Writers Panel, "AHS" writer and co-executive producer Douglas Petrie spilled the setting of Season 4.
After much sneaking around by Ryan Murphy and co. the cat's finally out of the bag.
The reveal seemed completely accidental, with Petrie first claiming that he wasn’t allowed to leak any information on the upcoming season. However, it was apparently alright, if he wasn’t actually the one spilling info. Moira Kirkland, a writer for "Castle" and "Arrow" also on the podcast, said, "Well I don't know if it's true, but I heard carnival." That was when Petrie confirmed it, "Yes - that was the, it - it does not have a title."
Continue reading: The Cat's Out Of The Bag And So Is AHS's Season 4 Theme
Can ageism finally become a thing of the past?
At 64, Jessica Lange has just been announced as the face of Marc Jacob’s beauty range. Alongside fellow actress Charlotte Rampling, who’s representing Nars, it seems the beauty industry could finally be embracing more mature models.
The new face of Marc Jacobs beauty, Jesssica Lange.
The fashion and beauty industry have long been accused of ageism and its not hard to see why. Looking at the fashion runways and magazine advertising campaigns youth is everywhere. Models start their careers young and many have walked their first runway show by the time they can legally drive, but with fashion and beauty doing such big business maybe it's time women of all ages need to be represented. After all, beauty has no age limit.
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Besides being the most aptly named episode of American Horror Story so far – several characters literally went to hell – last night's Go To Hell also finally laid out some of this season’s mechanics, like those infamous Seven Wonders we’ve been hearing so much about. And do we even need to say it? Spoilers ahead. So many spoilers.
With Fiona (Jessica Lange) and three other characters biting the dust in this episode, things are hitting the fan.
"Every generation needs its leader, the Supreme. No simple test could ever determine the sovereign among us. We rely upon seven,” we learn from a handy witchcraft tutorial. Those seven turn out to be telekinesis, concilium (controlling someone else’s mind), transmutation (transporting oneself to another location), divination (to see the future), vitalum vitalis (to bring a person back from the dead), descensum (to move between life and the afterlife) and pyrokinesis (to control fire with the mind). This means that whoever gets to be the Supreme (Fiona was betting on Queenie in this episode) will have to perform all three during a ceremony in the next and final episode.
Continue reading: AHS Coven Recap: "Go To Hell" Or The One Where Everybody Died.
Therese Raquin is a young woman living with her aunt and cousin Camille. One day Madame Raquin informs her that she and Camille are to be married after which they will settle in Paris. Though it was not a pairing of her choosing, Therese tries to attract some interest from her rather unpleasant cousin who appears to be shrugging away her every advance, even on their wedding night. In Paris, Camille meets his childhood friend Laurent, a painter, who they invite to stay. Intrigued, Therese soon finds herself engaging in an illicit and passionate affair with him behind her husband and aunt's back. As their relationship deepens, their yearning for one another becomes stronger and they began to plot a way to get Camille out of the picture which ends in his murder on a boat trip. Far from gaining peace, the couple find themselves racked with guilt and highly suspected by Madame Raquin.
'In Secret' is the tense romance thriller written and directed by Charlie Stratton ('Faux Baby'). It is based on the 1867 classic novel 'Therese Raquin' written by Emile Zola and is also the subject of a play by Neal Bell. It is set to be released in US theatres on February 21st 2014.
Newcomers like 'House of Cards' and 'Master of Sex' replace the old guards like 'Mad Men' and 'Homefront' in the TV noms
The nominations for the 2014 Golden Globe Awards were revealed this week and although there were few surprises in the movie nominations; in the television categories however, it's time for change in the established order of critically-acclaimed TV. Former nomination regulars like Mad Men and Homefront are nowhere to be seen in the nominees lists, replaced instead by the new order of critically-acclaimed shows.
Master of Sex, along with House of Cards, is now the show to beat
Master of Sex and House of Cards now look like the shows to beat, with Breaking Bad making what will be its final appearance at the Golden Globes with the series ending this year. This comes just a year after Homeland achieved the impressive feat of winning Best Drama Series, Best Male Actor and Best Female Actor all in one night, although this does mark the second year in a row that the 2007-2009 winner Mad Men has not appeared in the Best Drama category.
Season 3 Episode 7 of 'American Horror Story', entitled 'The Dead', saw Zoe and Cordelia hatch a plot to kill the Supreme Fiona; whilst Queenie has been making plans to change Coven.
American Horror Story has taken convoluted and bizarre to a whole new level. Season 3, Episode 7 entitled 'The Dead' aired on Wednesday night (20th November).
Sarah Paulson and Jessica Lange star in American Horror Story: Coven as Cordelia and her mother Fiona.
Madison (Emma Roberts) is back from the dead, thanks to Zoe (Taissa Farmiga), and is struggling to feel anything. She overeats, takes drugs and finally ends up in the arms of Kyle (Evan Peters). Kyle is still unable to speak and has discovered, owing to numerous tattoos around his body, that he is made up of his fraternity brother's body parts. Zoe considers killing Kyle, concerned he is a danger after killing his sexually abusive mother, but changes her mind. She attempts to communicate with Kyle but he is reduced to being a comfort for both Madison and Zoe simultaneously.
Continue reading: American Horror Story Season 3 Episode 7 'The Dead' Recap
American Horror Story could be moving to Santa Fe.
Executive producer Ryan Murphy has revealed that American Horror Story season four will either stick around in New Orleans or move to Santa Fe. Murphy also confirmed that it won't be a contemporary story.
Kathy Bates in 'American Horror Story'
"It's either going to shoot in New Orleans or it's going to shoot in Santa Fe," he told Entertainment Weekly.
Continue reading: American Horror Story Season 4 To Be Set In New Orleans, Or Santa Fe
The hit FX horror series will be back for a fourth stint, FX bosses announced this week
American Horror Story won't be leaving our screens any time soon, as the hit FX horror series has been picked up for a fourth season by studio bosses at FX. The Ryan Murphy-created show has been ordered for another 13-episode run by FX chiefs, who announced their plans to continue with the show earlier this week (via TV Guide).
Kathy Bates is one of the main attractions in the latest season
"Put simply, Ryan Murphy is a master television producer," John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions, said in a statement released on behalf of the station. "Time and time again he reinvents the form...Every year, they create a riveting and brilliant new miniseries. AHS: Coven is the best yet, and I have no doubt that the next installment will be even better."
Continue reading: 'American Horror Story' Picked Up For Fourth Season
This Halloween, we look at what makes Ryan Murphy's Fox series so effective.
TV frightmare American Horror Story: Coven, created by Glee's Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, has prompted wildly differing reviews amongst critics. With their show now in its third season, Coven, Murphy and Falchuk's stated intention was to "bust the genre up" and they certainly have. The creators exploit pretty much every horror trope ever, which is an approach deemed too heavy-handed by some, masterfully effective by others.
Kathy Bates as Madame Delphine LaLaurie in 'American Horror Story: Coven.'
If you're new to the series, as many UK readers may be, American Horror Story is a horror television show where each season is its own self-contained miniseries, each charting a unique storyline. Murderhouse and Asylum preceded the currently airing series Coven, which takes place in both the 1800s and the present day and focuses on the tension between witches and voodoo practitioners.
Continue reading: 'American Horror Story: Coven' Takes TV Horror To Gruesome Heights
'American Horror Story: Coven' appears to be starting out on a slightly lighter mood that the disturbing beginnings of last season. It seems friendship may be a possibility between the characters; and love may be in the air. However, knowing 'American Horror Story', probably not for long.
The usual cast are back for American Horror Story: Coven: Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga and Evan Peters are joined by some new faces such as Peters' girlfriend (and niece of actress Julia Roberts) Emma Roberts; and established actress Kathy Bates.
Taissa Farmiga returns to the series as Zoe Benson.
American Horror Story: Coven will see Zoe Benson (Farmiga) sent to a special school for witches in New Orleans. It seems the 'coven' are not much like what you would usually understand a group of witches to be like, but rather a breed of witches with specific and dangerous powers. As with the previous two series there has to be sex involved, this time creator Ryan Murphy has thrown out the PVC cat suit; instead making it so any character who Zoe has sex with dies.
Continue reading: American Horror Story: Coven Promises A Love Story, Humour & Friendship
James Gandolfini was best known for his performances as Tony Soprano, though his career on stage should not be forgotten.
Broadway will dim its lights on Wednesday (June 26, 2013) in tribute to actor James Gandolfini, the Tony award nominee who died in Italy last week aged 51. The Broadway League announced that theatre marquees will go dark for one minute at 8pm, reports the Los Angeles Times.
Gandolfini was best known for playing New Jersey mobster Tony Soprano on HBO's The Sopranos - considered the greatest television drama of all time - though he also excelled on the stage. In 2009, the actor earned a best actor Tony Award nod for his role in Yasmina Reza's comedy God of Carnage, which he produced two years later at Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre. Previously, Gandolfini had appeared in A Streetcar Named Desire (1992) opposite Jessica Lange and a youthful Alec Baldwin.
"Whether on screen or on a Broadway stage, [Gandolfini] made every role believable and seemingly effortless," Charlotte St. Martin, the Broadway League's executive director, said in a statement.
Continue reading: Lights Go Out On Broadway For James Gandolfini
The name and location of American Horror Story's third season have been announced, and there will be more than one surprise for the fans this year.
After the long and tenuous radio silence regarding the return of American Horror Story, creator Ryan Murphy and co. have finally spoken: it’s coming back!
At the 2013 Paley Fest, the name and location of the third season was finally revealed, along with some other teasers. But we know what you’re all waiting for. And the name of the upcoming third season is… drumroll please… American Horror Story: Coven. How exciting! But you’re probably all eager to learn all the good stuff, like where will the story be set, what’s the central premise, etc. Well, for the first time, the series will be filmed on location in New Orleans. And as we all know from the 90s, that town is a veritable goldmine of suitably creepy locations. Murphy himself went into some more detail about this season and the location: "It's a really cool story we've been talking about for a couple of years. So we're going to do that," he explained. “The fun thing is researching what are the really haunted places in America, and we have a couple doozy locales.” Sounds like the making of a chilling season, if you ask us – for the settings, if nothing else.
Beloved actress Kathy Bates will join the cast of American Horror Story for the third season.
Screen Actors Guild award nominees are in, world rejoice!
Besides marking the unofficial beginning of award season and infinite award fashion discussions, the announcement of the SAG award nominees also managed to spark mild controversy this year. In a turn of events that will surprise about two people, American Horror Story’s Jessica Lange scored a nomination for Best Actress. What is more of a twist however, is the fact that the nomination isn’t for a miniseries – the category, in which AHS did so well last year, but is instead for a drama series. The show was actually entered into the previous SAG awards as a drama, but after winning an Emmy in the miniseries division last season, the producers have made the clever marketing decision to list this as AHS’s category in this round. The Screen Actors’ Guild is not having it, though.
“They tried to make a switch [to miniseries competitions] and we said, ‘We consider it a drama series, ” was award producer Kathy Connell’s answer to the burning (sort of) question about the show’s division. This is AHS’s only major nomination in this round of the awards. Of course, all is not lost for Lange or American Horror Story, but with actresses like Downton Abbey’s Maggie Smith and Homeland’s Claire Danes nominated in the same category, the competition is looking stiff, to say the least. Well, whatever happens here, the Emmys are still coming up. It will be interesting to watch what category AHS falls into then.
If you thought the premiere of American Horror Story Season 2 was good, you had better prepare yourself for some serious thrills in episode two.
If you don’t want to know what happens, then stop reading now, but if you just can’t wait until the next episode hits your television screens, then read on, there’s some pretty exciting stuff in store.
As the first episode ended, so the second begins, with Theresa (played by Jenna Dewan Tatum) running away from the gruesome Bloody Face. We’ll tell you that much, but we won’t tell you what happens to her, just yet. What we will tell you though is that Zachary Quinto makes his debut as Dr. Oliver Thredson. E! Online have described him as “a breath of fresh air for viewers” and fans of the show will relish seeing how he interacts with the likes of Sister Jude (Jessica Lange) and Dr. Arden (James Cromwell) when he comes to Briarcliffe to assess whether or not Kit (Evan Peters) is fit for trial. He learns a thing or two about modern psychiatric teachings, from a patient who suggests that not all can be explained by what he has already learned.
Continue reading: Spolier Alert! What To Expect From American Horror Story Episode Two
Goofy recording engineer Leo (Tatum) and adorable artist Paige (McAdams) had a cute romance, quirky wedding and four happy years together before a car crash changed everything. Leo only has minor injuries, but Paige has lost some five years of memories. Crucially, she has no idea who Leo is. And she doesn't remember turning her back on her law course, smirking fiance (Speedman) and wealthy parents (Lange and Neill). They're all she remembers now, so Leo tries to remind her of who she became after she left them behind. If they'll let him.
Continue reading: The Vow Review
Paige and Leo are a happily married couple and have been for five years. One night, they are driving home when Meat Loaf's I Will Do Anything For Love comes on the radio. Leo sings along, to Paige's amusement and as they stop their car to kiss, an oncoming truck crashes into the back of them. The resulting accident puts Paige in a coma for several months and when she wakes up, she can't remember her husband at all.
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