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AOL TV has the first five minutes of the new show American Horror Story available and it’s creepy! There are gingers! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
All kidding aside (GINGERS!) there was some definite creepy build up to the final few shots. I am looking forward to this show. I enjoy be scared every now and again and Connie Britton is in the show which is enough reason to watch if you ask me. (TAMI TAYLOR!!!)
There is very little known about the plot of the show except it is scary and sexual. Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have kept very quiet. I know some critics have viewed the first three episodes, but I have yet to find real descriptions about what’s going on. I actually haven’t searched that hard.
American Horror Story premieres next Wednesday, October 5th on FX.
Is there a hero in American Horror Story?
MURPHY: I think Connie Britton is pretty heroic, in terms of where we’re going.
Is she the one viewers are going to be rooting for?
MURPHY: She is the moral center of the show. If you have Connie, you have an obligation because people want to see her be strong and kick-ass, and not weak and a victim. So, we’re writing her that way.
The spooky project which stars Dylan McDermott, Connie Britton and Jessica Lange, has been picked up for 13 episodes and is eyed for a Halloween launch with an October 5 premiere. Described as a psychosexual thriller, American Horror Story centers on a therapist (McDermott) and his wife (Britton) who, dealing with the aftermath of the husband’s adultery, move along with their kids into a new house that seems to know all about their fears and plays on them. American Horror Story has strong supernatural elements (For example, the housekeeper is perceived differently by the two spouses) and also explores other forms of horror in society. In creating the show, Murphy and Falchuk took inspiration from classic 1970s horror movies, including Rosemary’s Baby, Don’t Look Now and The Shining.
“It’s a genre piece and it has creatures in it,” says Murphy. “But [it] is also really about things that we in our day-to-day American society right now find scary. So the edict in the writers room is, let’s write about scares us. What scares you? What scares me? So it’s really about paranoia and suspicion. It’s very sexual between Connie Britton and Dylan McDermott. It’s about infidelity. It’s really cool. I’m really proud of it.”
Horror? This is more like an American dream.
Friday Night Lights‘ Connie Britton has snagged the female lead in American Horror Story, FX’s much-buzzed-about drama pilot from Glee bosses Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.
Britton — who is also developing an FX drama with Fighter director David O. Russell — will play the role of Vivien Harmon, one half of the show’s central couple. Vivien is described as aforce to be reckoned with in spite of her vulnerable demeanor.
The Horror premise is being kept under tight wraps, but this much I can reveal: Each season will feature an entirely new cast. As a result, if the project gets a green light, Britton would only be under contract for one season. So she could conceivably finish Horror and segue right into the new project with Russell.
*** Connie Britton and HORROR in the same sentence! Didn’t Connie say when she did Nightmare on Elm Street she hated horror movies! LOL!!