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American Horror Story Season One Blu-ray Review

Title: American Horror Story [Blu-ray]

About the Show:

Brace yourself for an addictive thrill ride! American Horror Story is TV’s most original new drama, a deeply stylish psychosexual haunt devised to keep you on the edge of your seat. The Harmons’ (Dylan McDermott, Connie Britton) fresh start in a new home deviously twists to reveal discoveries of love, sex and murderous revenge. Featuring a  Golden Globe winning performance by Jessica Lange, Season One scares up a host of engrossing extras.

Special Features:

  • The Murder House presented by Eternal Darkness Tours of Hollywood
  • Behind the Fright: The Making of American Horror Story
  • Overture to Horror: Creating the Title Sequence
  • Out of the Shadows: Meet the House Ghosts
  • Audio Commentary on the Pilot Episode

My Review:

I’d be anticipating watching the first season of American Horror Story since I first saw the previews. I’m a horror junkie and love movies and shows that can give me a good scare. I actually watched this season in a matter of about four days at night and alone. There were a few parts that had me on edge, but for the most part I was fine watching it by myself.

The story starts out with the Harmon family uprooting their life in Boston and moving clear across the country to Los Angeles. This move was their attempt at a fresh start after Dr. Ben Harmon’s affair with his student and Vivien’s recent miscarriage. They also had a teenage daughter, Violet, who felt like an outcast trying to fit in the LA high school scene. We are quickly introduced to the creepy next door neighbour, Constance and her daughter, Addie. Addie has an obsession with the Harmon’s new house and seems to always be breaking in and snooping around.

There’s new characters being introduced in each episode who are all some way connected to the Harmon’s house aka “Murder House”. Let’s just say there’s A LOT of ghosts that live there and pretty much every person who owned the house from the early 20s has died there usually by some kind of tragedy. Ghosts can freely walk amongst the living in the house and the Harmon’s do not know that these people are even dead. To me, this was a bit of stretch. I think a person would be able to tell that the person they were talking to was deceased, but in this show, they can’t tell. Even the viewer watching does not know and I was having a hard time figuring out who was dead and who was alive.

My favourite parts were the flashback scenes where we would learn the history of the previous houseguests and how they came to pass. The story of the very first family to live there- the doctor, his wife and his baby son was the most chilling and heartbreaking.

As for ghosts being able to commit murder and completely cover it up, I don’t know. Again, it was a stretch for me to try and wrap my brain around that.

There’s a few twists that I did not see coming and kept me on the edge of my seat. I have an idea of how they will do Season Two and I will be watching. American Horror Story hooks you in right away despite its flaws.

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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