With the recent announcement that Lily Rabe will be reprising her season 2 'Asylum' role as Sister Mary Eunice in season 4's 'Freak Show,' joining fellow 'Asylum' alum Naomi Grossman's Pepper, fans have begun to wonder just how much of the world of 'American Horror Story' is connected. Is it just the two seasons that are specifically connected, or are all of the seasons woven together somehow? Creator Ryan Murphy has finally spoken up to confirm that yes, all of this is connected, so feel free to grab some balls of yarn and start your own complex 'American Horror Story' cork boards.
There are a few certainties in this world, and the persistence of horror franchises is one of them. But every once in a while, they tend to surprise you. We reported a while back about 'Leatherface,' the upcoming prequel to last year's mediocre 'Texas Chainsaw 3D,' but now it's picked up a rather talented French directing duo, which makes this prequel pretty interesting all of a sudden.
How much would you sacrifice for stardom? The night before Halloween brings the trailer for the indie horror flick 'Starry Eyes,' which has made quite the impression on the festival circuit this year, playing at fests like SXSW and Fantasia. Starring newcomer Alexandra Essoe, the film follows a young, aspiring actress starving for fame, whose life changes in startling and horrifying ways when she lands the lead in a horror film that demands a bit much from her.
The 'Resident Evil' video game franchise is one of the most successful of all-time, selling over 61 million units since the first game made its debut on the Sony PlayStation in 1996. The game series was so popular it spawned an equally lucrative film franchise, which includes five movies (and a sixth on the way) that have grossed almost $1 billion worldwide. But, would all that have happened if Gwyneth Paltrow had starred in the movie? Because that almost happened. Find out more about that, and other scary scoop from the 'Resident Evil' movies is this week's horrifying You Think You Know Movies? episode!
The first few episodes of 'Freak Show' have largely placed the lesser-known supporting characters on the periphery, perhaps to the show's detriment, as the Curiosities in Fraulein Elsa's Cabinet appear to offer much of interest. The ghastly Edward Mordrake gets it, as does Elsa, on some level; if only the people of Jupiter, Florida would give them a chance, they would see it -- how compelling and relatable they truly are. Every bit as deserving at a chance in the spotlight as Kathy Bates' Ethel or Sarah Paulson's Dot and Bette. "Edward Mordrake, Part 2" begins by giving at least a couple of them a chance to shine. It's not much, but it's a step in the right direction.
'American Horror Story: Freak Show' has proven a curiosity unto itself, not only by today's addition of Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, but by the return of Naomi Grossman's 'Asylum' character Pepper. Now, the future Briarcliff inmate will have some 'Freak Show' company later on it seems, as Lily Rabe has been confirmed to reprise her 'Asylum' role as Sister Mary Eunice!
We normally toss a few grains of salt onto showrunners and stars chatting about potential collaborations, but in the case of 'American Horror Story: Freak Show''s Ryan Murphy and Neil Patrick Harris, chatting seems to have paid off! The former 'HIMYM' star, 2015 Oscars host and NBC variety leader will officially guest on the 'Freak Show' later this season, bringing with him husband David Burtka.
'Saw' turns ten this year, and while the franchise’s “torture porn” legacy is clear, its serialized story – spanning seven squirm-inducing films – remains anything but. Few cinematic series have ever told a continuous tale with less grace, intelligibility and basic common sense than 'Saw' (as a quick, headache-inducing peek at its Wikipedia page confirms). Nonetheless, there is some sort of method to the maddening mythology surrounding puzzle-loving fiend Jigsaw (Tobin Bell), as we discovered upon revisiting James Wan and Leigh Whannell’s genre efforts. Concerned with cancer, revenge, and all sorts of righteous moralizing, the killer’s various machinations are a righteous mess that, on the original’s tenth anniversary, we finally try to clean up, via this rundown of what Jigsaw’s really up to – and why, and how – throughout his insanely elaborate deadly-trap saga.
We don't know exactly what MTV's take on the 'Scream' franchise will look like, given recent rumors that suggested the iconic "Ghost Face" killer would have no part in the Kevin Williamson-adapted horror reboot, but the network will at least give us the chance to learn the rules all over again. The 'Scream' TV series has officially been granted the green light with a full season for October 2015.
‘The Walking Dead’ season 5 shambled out its 3rd entry with Sunday’s latest "Four Walls and a Roof” but how did it hold up to the comic book continuity? Rick tangles with Gareth and the Terminus survivors as Bob reveals a deadly secret and Abraham plans an evacuation to D.C., so what’s next for ‘The Walking Dead’ as the fifth season kicks into gear?