We may not all care for the stylings of the television show Glee. Tonight, however, I would like to introduce you to another show created by the same makers of said Glee that, should you choose to sit down and watch it, will make you wonder how the makers of one show could possibly be the same as the makers of the other. The television show of which I speak is American Horror Story, and even though the season is about to be over, I would like for you to seriously considering going back and watching the whole season any way you can and then watching the season finale when it airs.

I am not much of a fan of scary movies. This has not always been the case. When I was a child, I used to love seeing the new Friday the 13th movies and the Nightmare on Elm Street movies, even though I was far too young to be watching such frightening stuff on the screen. I think I somehow knew in my mind that what I was seeing wasn’t real and so it didn’t bother me at all. Perhaps now that I have seen some of the real horrors of the world, I don’t care to see the artificial ones on screen as much.

It was with a lot of discussion and just a little pleading (“I’m telling you, you’ll like it!”) that Elizabeth was able to coax me to watch American Horror Story. When I finally sat down and watched it, I will admit that I was quite intimidated by some of the episodes, but ultimately I was glad that she got me to watch it.

The basic plot of the story is that there is a house in Los Angeles into which a family moves. They move there because of the extremely low cost of the house. They soon find out that the last couple that lived there died in a rather unpleasant manner. As the episodes progress we find out that not just this couple died there, but nearly everyone who has ever lived there has met an untimely ending. This is not so much of a spoiler as it is not the fact that people died but the way in which they passed on from this world and moved onto the next that makes this television show interesting.

There are many characters that raise an eyebrow. Who is really there and who is just a ghost haunting the house? I don’t want to spoil the show for you too much but suffice it to say that even though the whole season is only about thirteen episodes long, you feel hooked from the beginning and cannot wait to find out what is going to happen next. If you manage to catch up, the season finale is tomorrow!


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