American Horror Story: Hotel, which premieres on Wednesday, turns the fear and shock factors up to maximum velocity. Season 5 is set in the titular Hotel Cortez, an ornate downtown Los Angeles hotel embellished with golden Art Deco architecture. But it’s the hotel’s hypnotic patterned carpeting – nothing less than a direct allusion to The Shining – shadowy corners and vacant lobby that assure us the darkest of things can, and will, happen in the most beautiful of places.
American Horror Story will begin its fifth chapter this coming Wednesday (early review forthcoming!), its first without Jessica Lange at the center, and pop icon Lady Gaga stepping in to run the Hotel in her place. That said, one has to wonder if a potential AHS Season 6 would land us right back in the search for a new female lead, though creator Ryan Murphy seems to have gone Gaga, through and through. Oh, and confirmed Season 6, while he's at it.
American Horror Story: Hotel premieres this week, and early casting information has given us a few clues about the terrors we can expect as the hit FX series enters its fifth season. Among the new cast of characters are Lily Rabe’s Aileen Wuornos, inspired by the real-life serial killer previously portrayed by Charlize Theron in Monster. That’s not the only bit of true life horror that has inspired Hotel, nor is it the only time American Horror Story has taken inspiration from real, terrifying events. Here, we take a look back at some of the more notable American horror stories that have been used in the four previous seasons, as well as a couple of true stories that we can anticipate in Hotel.
By now, we know the drill when it comes to American Horror Story teasers and opening credits. Creepy imagery here, desolate locales there, performers in spooky makeup, et cetera, and so on. So arrives the American Horror Story: Hotel opening credits, albeit with a strangely commanding religious twist.
FX Ryan Murphy mystery American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson has made curious choices teasing its 2016 debut, first presenting hilarious photos of the cast, then focusing solely on their voices, and now the back of their heads. Literally follow the American Crime Story cast with our first official footage of the new series! Maybe!
Considering its debut a week away, American Horror Story: Hotel hasn’t exactly had an open-door policy with actual footage. Now, however, last night’s Scream Queens scared up a taste of AHS’ fifth season, and you can all now sleep in fear of New Girl’s Max Greenfield lurking under your bed.
American Horror Story: Hotel has opened a few doors in advance of its October 7 premiere, debuting just a hint of footage with interviews of the cast, along with a look at the creepy new locale. Now, the full poster takes us even deeper into the Hotel Cortez, along with a few new photos of the latest American Horror Story.
We’re less than a month away from the October premiere of FX’s Fargo Season 2, even with the onslaught of fall TV looming over the next few weeks, but the ‘70s-set series has something to warm us over in the meantime. Check out the full set of cast photos, as well as a look at the Fargo Season 2 premiere!
Sure, American Horror Story: Hotel can serve up spooky teasers all the live-long day, but when it comes to footage, FX is finally allowing fans to check in. Ring the bell for your official first look at Season 5, and preview what Sarah Paulson calls the bloodiest, hottest season yet.
A long lead time and hectic schedules for the likes of Zach Galifianakis and Louis C.K. pushed FX clown comedy Baskets to 2016, but with fall finally upon us, the unusual sitcom effort at last has its first footage and an eye on a 2016 premiere.