Cast: Kathy Bates (Misery), Cuba Gooding Jr (American Crime Story, Jerry Maguire), Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story), Denis O'Hare (True Blood), Evan Peters (American Horror Story, X-Men: Apocalypse)
Created by: Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story, Glee), Brad Falchuk (American Horror Story, Glee)
American Horror Story 6 is the ultimate haunted house tale. It is terrifying, blood curdling, gory. In short, everything you want from a horror. Utterly, utterly, utterly superb!
The format is based on documentary interview style, with the use of actors re-enacting their tale. The actors re-enacting being, Cuba Gooding Jr. Kathy Bates and Sarah Paulson, Denis O'Hare, no less.
Interviewees Matt and Shelby, retell their terrifying experience while living at Roanoke.
Whilst taking a walk in the country the Californian’s discover an empty farm house in North Carolina. It’s their dream home. They out bid the local hill billy farmers and move in: bliss. But not for long!
It doesn’t take long before ghostly shadows begin to play tricks with their minds.
Apparitions of new world settlers appear with frequency, and with more and more foreboding menace. Our couple are trespassing on hallowed ground, and there are no lengths that our ghastly ghouls won’t go to, to rid them off the land.
If matters weren’t tense enough the couples niece has disappeared, which in itself kicks of a spiral of events of which there is no return.
OMG was this a cracker of a series!
I loved the original acute script writing. And when you have accomplished actors that breathe such life and nuance into the characters, then you’re in for a real treat!
The story is intelligent. It has real perception of how irreverent the media can be, and is not afraid to poke fun at the ridiculousness of it either.
The show intersperses all mediums of TV; reality, documentary style re-enactments and found footage.
Having seen other series' is not necessary, as it’s a completely new story line.
I slept with the light on, I was so scared after watching it, and I’m not easily rattled. So job done!
Words: Claire Bueno
|Runtime: 42 minutes, 10 episodes||Year: 2016||Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller||Streaming Service: Netflix UK, Netflix US, Amazon Prime UK|