Man, just a few weeks have passed since the American Horror story had its first pilot. Honestly, before the series came out I had several mixed emotions on it, kind of giving me the sense that it’s sort of like desperate house wives mixed with a amity ville horror, For those who are not exactly sure how to come across the this, it’s just best to keep your mind open.
I like horror stuff, like a lot of horror style and horror based story lines. Pretty much, the family moves int an old house the saleswoman seems to be pleased in the fact of seeing such a gorgeous home, but perhaps it’s not because of the money she is making, but maybe just getting the property out of her hands all together. When the family asking about the house asks if anyone had died in the premise, she admits that there have been a few deaths, at this important red flag that would usually send any other house hunter running, their teenage daughter pipes up and declares that they have bought the house and just like that, the story begins. I think one of the really interesting factors they use in this series is you don’t know who is a ghost and who isn’t. It seems these people just walk in, and you find out later that they’re actually, for the most part, dead.
Apparently the dead have their own problems, like one of my favorite characters Tate. I have to admit, Tate is one of the most interesting characters on there. His character shot up a school, claiming that he only shot the ones he loved, saying he was sending them off to another better world. You’d think he’s a terrible person but he just seems like a sweet kid who is in love with the families teenage daughter. It’s just been very recent since he figured out what he had done to the school and seems to be lost himself, fighting over whether he should take his own happyness into consideration and stay with the one he loves or leave her forever. He’s also confused, having a sort of post traumatic stress disorder, his spirit doesn’t really know that he’s dead and he’s having trouble piecing everything together. It made me kind of sad for him, which I have to say, I didn’t really expect, when I first saw him I thought “Jesus this kid is creepy” but I really have to admit, he’s grown on me.
Another nice factor to this show is the character simply known as the “rubber man” He really doesn’t show up much in the series, in fact when you first see him, it’s just an old fetish suit hung up in the attic, but he’s all over advertisements and magazines that are about this show. I think he has to be the creepiest thing. Personally, I think it’s a personification of the anger, torment, and sexual tension that goes on in this house but what makes it really creepy, is you never know it’s intentions. With all the other ghosts you kind of know what personality they have and what they will do, but with this thing, you just kind of sit there, fists clenched, waiting to see what move it will make next. I swear, a few days ago I had a nightmare about this thing.
Oh! Another favorite character of mine is named Adelaide, or just Addy for short, she’s a 30 year old woman with Downs Syndrome who lives with her mother, a failed actress who says that all the children she had, except for one, had some sort of deformity. Addy was not the lucky one. Because of her disability she stays with her mom, but instead of just taking everything her mom says, she has quite a frisky personality, fighting her mom like a teenager would. She’s another character you really feel for even though she’s a bit of a creeper at first but you slowly fall in love with her.
At the beginning of each episode you hear about a murder that happened there, hence the name “The murder house”. It goes in a little more detail each time, which I think really draws you in. More likely than not, the back story they go into will probably be the ghost that visits. I really recommend this series if you are a fan of horror. I have to admit it’s really confusing and strange at first, and my first thought after watching the pilot was “I’m never going to watch this show again, I just don’t get it” but I keep coming back every week and as I said the characters really grow on you. Anyway, I don’t really know what got me to write about this, but I guess it was on my mind. Look at it as a review or opinion or whatever. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed~
Interestingly enough, I found out that there is an actual house out there like this in L.A. it’s called the Rosenhiem mansion and much of the filming is done on set. Of course there are a few rooms like the kitchen where they film it on a sound stage but I thought it was really cool. When it was listed a few years ago it was priced at 4.5 million and is now off the market.