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Title Revealed for Season Eight of ‘American Horror Story’

We’ve known for some time now that the eighth season of FX’s American Horror Story would feature a crossover between the Murder House and Coven seasons; but today’s reveal could mean that the upcoming season may focus a little more on Murder House than Coven. The official theme and title for Season Eight has just been announced on the franchise’s official Twitter page, and the apocalypse is upon us!

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Season 8 of ‘American Horror Story’ to Return in Early September

Good news hit the internets today for American Horror Story fans who can’t wait for the upcoming Murder House/Coven crossover: we’ll still be sporting our summer tans by the time the first episode airs!

Accompanied by the ominous statement, “Not long now.”, the official American Horror Story Facebook page revealed that Season Eight will premiere on September 12th, 2018:

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‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story’: The Horror News Network Mid-Season Review

Halfway through its intense and diverse season, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story manages to out-“American horror” American Horror Story and claim the prize as one of the most engaging shows on television. Between its expert storytelling, its incredible actors, and its flawless delivery of social commentary, the series manages to exceed expectations each and every night.

The title, The Assassination of Gianni Versace, can be misleading at first glace. In Season One, we knew The People v. O.J. Simpson would primarily focus on the Simpson trial… and that’s exactly what we got. Assassination tells a much more complex story. Based on Vulgar Favors: Andrew Cunanan, Gianni Versace, and the Largest Failed Manhunt in U.S. History by Maureen Orth, the season spends significantly more time on Darren Criss’ serial killer Cunanan and his other victims than the time it dwells on the inner-workings of the Versace clan. That isn’t to say that Edgar Ramirez, Penelope Cruz, and Ricky Martin aren’t completely magnetic on screen- because they’re incredible- but the structure of the storytelling allows for breathing room as the viewer takes in the scope of Cunanan’s actions. read more

‘Legion’ Season Two Trailer Makes You Question Your Sanity

To the delight of fans of smart sci-fi/horror everywhere, FX renewed their genre-bending cult favorite Legion for a second season.  Now we have a teaser for season two (which debuts on April 3) and you may want to listen to the alluring Aubrey Plaza in this short clip.

Legion (based on the trippy New Mutants run by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz) stars Dan Stevens as David Haller, a man who originally believed himself to be schizophrenic, but later discovered that he may actually be one of the most powerful mutants the world has ever seen.  While it is based on the Marvel series from the 1980s, you really don’t need any backstory on the comic to enjoy this series, and the television program goes to places that no X-Men story has gone so far. read more

‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story’ Episode 2 Review

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story maintains its momentum in Episode Two by elaborating on what worked so well with last week’s episode. Like its predecessor, The People v. O.J. SimpsonAssassination offers incredible characterization as it unfolds its exposition through the clever use of flashbacks and present-day storytelling.

Darren Criss is the star of the show with his scene-stealing portrayal of serial killer Andrew Cunanan. Episode Two spends much more time getting to know him, and this ends up being both hypnotizing and traumatizing for the viewer. Criss’ Cunanan projects a special blend of iron confidence and crippling awkwardness. In some public scenes, we get the impression that he could sell bottled water to a fish; but in his private moments we can see him grappling with the fact that his world is unraveling as a nationwide manhunt closes in on him. Depending on the scene and his company, Criss’ character is sometimes unassuming, sometimes charming, or sometimes terrifying. I suggested in my previous review that Criss sometimes takes a page out of Christian Bale’s book when he portrayed Patrick Bateman in 2000’s American Psycho, and I was utterly delighted when Episode Two ended with a scene very similar to Bateman’s “misunderstood” night club conversations. One thing’s for sure: regardless of his inspirations, Criss is delivering an extremely engaging performance of an otherwise detestable character for this program. read more

FX Orders Pilot Episode for ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Television Series

What We Do in the Shadows– the 2014 irreverent dark comedy vampire film written by, directed by, and starring Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) won’t stay dead! We’ve learned today that the series will return from the grave in the form of a new television series on FX.

Variety reports that FX has entered a pilot production commitment to develop a new series based on the popular film. Clement will work on the series as an executive producer and writer, and Waititi will serve as an executive producer and director. The new series will consist of half-hour episodes and it will star Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou, and Harvey Guillen. read more

Tom Hardy, Ridley Scott, and Stephen Knight to Follow ‘Taboo’ with ‘A Christmas Carol’ Adaptation

Tom Hardy, Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner), and Stephen Knight (Peaky Blinders) recently collaborated on the historical supernatural/suspense drama Taboo, which aired on FX stateside and on BBC across the pond. The series featured Hardy’s signature intense and nuanced performance alongside Scott’s and Knight’s knack for storytelling. Taboo will fortunately be returning for another season, but the talented trio also have an additional project on their plates: the group will now adapt A Christmas Carol and several other books by Charles Dickens for BBC One. read more

Female Directors Discuss the Positive Impact of Ryan Murphy’s Half Foundation

2017 has been an incredible year for female directors. Patty Jenkin’s Wonder Woman is the highest grossing domestic superhero movie of the year and one of the highest-reviewed superhero movies of all time. Sofia Coppola became the second woman ever to win “Best Director” at Cannes Film Festival for her work on The Beguiled. And Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit is already generating Oscar buzz. The unfortunate side of these recent achievements is that it didn’t happen much sooner; women have traditionally not been offered the same opportunities as men when it comes to directing major Hollywood projects. While the successes of Jenkins, Coopola and Bigelow are promising, it is clear that more needs to be done to provide equal opportunities for women in filmmaking. read more

Official Title and Website Released for ‘American Horror Story’ Season 7

Great news… everyone can finally stop referring to the next season of American Horror Story as “the election-themed season!” The official title for Season Seven was revealed late last night at an event for San Diego Comic Con. The season shall now be known as: American Horror Story: Cult.

Given showrunner Ryan Murphy’s extremely secretive nature surrounding the roll-out of last season, the fact that even just the title was announced at this point in time may be surprising to some fans. But the grand reveal didn’t stop there… FX has also dropped an official website with more content and clues about the upcoming season! read more

Ryan Murphy Drops More Details on American Horror Story Seasons 7 and 8

Last year around this time, fans knew absolutely nothing about Season Six of FX’s popular series, American Horror Story. The production of My Roanoke Nightmare was so secretive, that even the cast later revealed that they were unaware of their parts until just before shooting. This time around, showrunner Ryan Murphy is taking a different approach. He first revealed that Season Seven would be about the 2016 US election cycle in mid-February. He has since clarified and re-clarified his statements, and invited newcomers Billy Eichner and Billie Lourd to his established cast of Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters. While speaking with E! Online on Saturday about his new series, Feud, Murphy shared even more details about what we should expect for the upcoming season. Here’s what he had to say! read more