9:30pm – Monday, August 27 on FOUR
Evoking the moody, atmospheric vibe of horror films like “Rosemary’s Baby”, “The Shining”, “The Amityville Horror” and “The Exorcist”, FOUR’s brand new series American Horror Story premieres on Monday, August 27 th at 9:30pm on FOUR. Created by Ryan Murphy (Glee, Nip/Tuck), American Horror Story centers on the fractured Harmon family – guilt-plagued psychiatrist Ben (Dylan McDermott), depression-stricken Vivien (Connie Britton) and self-abusive daughter Violet (Taissa Farmiga) – who try to leave the hurts and tragedies of their past behind and make a fresh start in Los Angeles, only to find that their new home seems to be a magnet for death, disaster and freakish characters determined to further ruin their family.
“I like the fact that the show is very sort of in your face and is also very emotional,” Ryan Murphy explains. “It is a house of horrors.”
“Also, the show examines other horrors in society, not just the horrors that happen in this house.” Finding fresh ways to tap certain enduring, iconic and even too-familiar horror traditions and marry familiar horrors to new psycho-sexual contexts has been a treat for Murphy.
“When you put them through a prism of sexuality and emotionality they become more interesting,” the creator explains. “I love horror movies, but I don’t like bloody horror movies, so there’s not a lot of blood in this thing. It’s never going to be a blood bath because I always felt that it’s interesting to write a horror show for women, in a weird way. Not that that’s the only people that it will appeal to, but my mother doesn’t want to see blood and guts. But she does like scary movies that aren’t so in your face. That’s what we’re aiming for.”
Make sure not to miss this when American Horror Story premieres on Monday, August 27 th at 9:30pm on FOUR.