Thanks to having Amazon Prime, I am the newest addict for this amazing show.
Watch the first episode and (fair warning) you will be too.
Jessica Lange was always a favorite of mine but she absolutely mesmerizes in this, in spite of being a lady "of a certain age". I cannot believe how time has not only not hurt her, but has even added immensely to her looks and acting talent, which was always fantastic anyway. Her acting here is hypnotic and has won her yet another Emmy to add to her collection, this time for best performance in a television series, and I must say this, it is most definitely well deserved. I cannot believe the quality of her acting here, it must be seen to be appreciated. Her role here started as a very small one, but when her brilliance was seen, she was given much more script, to become a lead character.
A cast of eccentrics, all of whom have a connection to a lovely but extremely haunted old Victorian mansion, all become tightly wedged into the intrigue and drama (and outright horror) that pervades every second.
The intro to each episode, and the soundtrack, have to be the absolute best that has ever adorned the television screen. This is a brand of creepiness that I've never encountered anywhere. How can old photographs of babys and toddlers inspire such a blend of horror? Maybe it's the large lab jars of tiny heads, hands and legs that are flashed on the screen, and the strange horror on the children's faces. I wish I had twenty minutes of that intro soundtrack. It's just delicious and creepy, totally brilliant.
Who or rather what is living up there in the attic all these years? And is that school shooter a ghost, or a warm blooded very alive boyfriend for the oddly appealing adolescent girl, who is a "cutter"?
What exactly is the mother pregnant with this time? Who or what impregnated her, dressed in that latex head to toe costume?
And on and on the bizarre plot twists go, each one seemingly more strange than the next. The storyline is fantastic, the acting is all over the top brilliant, and the settings are very much a part of the action.
I can't praise this highly enough, nor can I ever get my fill of it. This story of American Horror is spine tingling, albeit gruesome, fun every single second.