‘American Horror Story: Cult’ Trailer

Milena     Aug 22nd, 2017     American Horror Story, Articles & Interviews, Videos & Trailers     0 Replies

‘American Horror Story: Cult’ Trailer Relives 2016 Election Night

The first look at FX’s politically charged seventh season reveals a polarizing plot with Ryan Murphy horror spin.

American Horror Story: Cult is ready to relive the 2016 presidential election.

The official trailer for the FX anthology series released on Tuesday begins in Michigan 2016 on election night, with Sarah Paulson’s character screaming in horror at the results that Donald Trump has been elected president.

In another home not too far away, Evan Peters’ blue-haired maniac offers an emphatic reaction, thrusting his body up against his television screen in shrill delight.

The polar opposite responses are meant to serve as an entryway into the American divide showrunner Ryan Murphy has promised to tackle with the latest cycle of his horror anthology.

“[Cult is] about illuminating and highlighting people who don’t have a voice in our culture — people who are ignored by the current administration and who are afraid and feel terrorized that their lives are going to be taken away,” Murphy told The Hollywood Reporter about this season, which has been revealing more about its cast and plot each week as the horror story inches its way closer to a Sept. 5 premiere.

Trump’s win triggers several phobia’s for leading lady Paulson’s character, who is named Ally Mayfair Richards and is married to Ivy (played by franchise newcomer Alison Pill).

“Since election night it has all been getting so much worse,” Ally tells Cheyenne Jackson’s therapist, Dr. Rudy Vincent, of her coulrophobia — a fear of clowns.

Meanwhile, Billie Lourd’s character, Winter Anderson, tells Kai Anderson (Peters) that children “fill her heart with dread” and gives Ally and Ivy’s son a Twisty the Clown doll. The clown, played by John Carroll Lynch, is a fan-favorite villain from previous cycle Freak Show and his return was all-but confirmed by Murphy in recent weeks.

“If you get people scared enough, they will set the world on fire,” Kai says amid a montage of clowns and dread. The trailer ends with Kai standing before the cult’s symbol and whispering “Join me,” a phrase that has been heavily utilized in the season’s unique and interactive marketing campaign.

The 11-episode season begins on election night, but the real events only serve as a jumping off point for the season. No actors will be taking on the roles of Trump or Hillary Clinton. Cult’s opening credit sequence, which was absent during last season’s mysterious Roanoke, showed what is presumed to be cult members donning Trump and Clinton masks amid images of bloodied American flags.

This season’s returning cast also includes Emma Roberts, Frances Conroy, Mare Winningham and Adina Porter, along with newcomers Colton Haynes, Leslie Grossman and Lena Dunham (for one episode).

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters to Return for ‘American Horror Story’ Season 7

Milena     Jan 21st, 2017     American Horror Story, Articles & Interviews     0 Replies

Ryan Murphy revealed the news Thursday at TCA.
Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters are sticking with the American Horror Story franchise.

The two originals of the FX anthology series, which hails from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, are returning for the seventh season, set to premiere sometime in 2017.

The seventh cycle of the AHS horror franchise was announced three episodes into Roanoke, the sixth season of the drama. Roanoke featured Paulson and Peters as a married pair of actors who fell in love on set, much to the delight of viewers of the longtime franchise. While Paulson and Peters have played many roles over the course of the franchise, the two had never been linked up romantically.

Murphy confirmed the return of the stars to a small group of reporters at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour on Thursday.

Following the marketing strategy of the sixth season — which kept details of the cast, plot and season subtitle a secret until its premiere — the seventh season will also unfold in a unique fashion, the network promised at the press tour.

After confirming the castings, Murphy would only say that the seventh season will be a “modern-day story.”

The two-season pickup, for seasons eight and nine, will likely take the 20th Century Fox Television drama through to 2019. The renewals do not necessarily mean that the interconnected franchise will conclude with season nine.

“Each new chapter is a cultural event, beloved for every new twist in imagery, style, cast and plot,” FX CEO John Landgraf said Thursday. “We are thrilled that Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and the entire creative team will continue to deliver the groundbreaking, celebrated American Horror Story for years to come.”

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

‘American Horror Story’ Renewed by FX for Season 7

Milena     Oct 4th, 2016     American Horror Story, News     0 Replies

FX has renewed “American Horror Story” for a seventh installment to air 2017.

The news is no surprise given the franchise’s status as a tentpole of FX’s schedule. The most recent incarnation of the 20th Century Fox TV anthology drama, “American Horror Story: Roanoke,” has averaged a total of 13 million viewers across linear and non-linear platforms since its Sept. 14 debut.

“AHS” creators/exec producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk ignited the current mania for recurring anthology series with the convention-busting success of the first edition in 2011.

“Ryan, Brad and their team of remarkable writers have done an amazing job of keeping ‘American Horror Story’ endlessly inventive, shocking and entertaining and we are honored to move ahead with them on the seventh installment,” said FX Networks and FX Productions CEO John Landgraf. “The sustained success through six installments only proves how intensely the series resonates with fans. ‘AHS‘ confronts our deepest fears with unmatched suspense and style. Each new installment is a cultural event, hotly anticipated for its theme, imagery, cast and twists.”

FX noted that various episodes of “AHS” installments account for 12 of FX’s top 15 highest-rated telecast of all time. The series has also collected 15 Emmy Awards over the years, including two for “AHS” regular Jessica Lange.

Source:e Variety

American Horror Story Season 6 | Teasers

Milena     Jul 30th, 2016     American Horror Story, News     0 Replies