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Billie Lourd to Return in ‘American Horror Story’ Season Eight

Billie Lourd fans were certainly disappointed when her first Ryan Murphy horror series, Scream Queens, was prematurely cancelled after just two seasons… but it looks like she’s found a permanent home on Murphy’s other big horror franchise! After a lead role in last season’s American Horror Story: Cult, Lourd will indeed be returning for Season Eight.

Deadline reports that Lourd has been cast in the upcoming season alongside co-stars such as Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Kathy Bates, and Joan Collins. Details on Lourd’s new character have not yet been revealed, and all we know about any of the upcoming parts is that Collins will play the grandmother of Peter’s character. read more

Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Kathy Bates Return for ‘American Horror Story’ Season 8

Coming from Variety, series Creator and Executive Producer Ryan Murphy has revealed regular cast members Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Kathy Bates are set to return for season eight of American Horror Story.

Bates was unavailable for AHS season seven, titled Cult, during production on the Netflix series Disjointed, which she was the lead character in. As that series has not been renewed, Bates’ schedule was freed up to work on the coming season of AHS.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Murphy said, “Kathy [Bates] and Sarah Paulson have a lot of great stuff to get to do. So, with Evan Peters, the three of them are the leads this year.” read more

‘American Horror Story: Cult’ Episodes 2 & 3: The Horror News Network Review

Nick Banks, HNN’s resident AHS reviewer and commentator, had such a reaction to the pilot episode of Cult that he’s taking a breather under doctor’s orders. You can read the review that sent him over the edge by clicking this link. While he’s resting up, I’ve agreed to share my thoughts of Episodes Two and Three of the season.

I must admit that I’m having a similar reaction to American Horror Story: Cult. After watching the first three episodes, I am developing Ally Mayfair-Richards’ unusual phobia of holes… I find all of the plot holes in the script to be utterly terrifying! read more

Sarah Paulson Screams and Hides from Clowns on ‘Ellen’

Sarah Paulson- an actress known for screaming and hiding from clowns every week on American Horror Story: Cult- appeared on Ellen this morning to scream and hide from clowns.

Ellen, a hostess known for playfully pranking her guests from time to time, took things to the next level this morning by terrifying poor Sarah not one, not two, but three separate times! It all started before the show with a dressing room closet prank. Things escalated on stage during showtime when a costumed man with a Halloween-ey outfit snuck up on her and grabbed her shoulder while shouting unexpectedly. Paulson’s screams in real life are just as blood-curdling as her terrified performances; and by the second scare one has to wonder if she’s really into being freaked out over and over again for the amusement of Ellen’s audience. But Ellen didn’t stop there. A clown jumped out of a big box, which caused Sarah to take shelter under the show’s prop coffee table. read more

‘American Horror Story: Cult’: The Horror News Network Review

Last season, after watching the last few episodes of American Horror Story: Roanoke, I vowed that I was done with the series after too many instances of incoherent story-telling, on-the-fly shifts in focus, and over-the-top performances.  What could bring me back to this consistently infuriating mess?

More than anything, American Horror Story has always had problems with pacing and the aforementioned abrupt shifts in focus, narrative, and style. How could I even get through one episode after the terror-inducing choices made by Ryan Murphy last season?  Well, I took some advice from fellow HNN staffer John Evans.  He suggested that I took a segment-by-segment approach to this review (akin to ingesting Miralax in small gulps) so I could make it to the end of the episode and track my reactions.   Here are the fruits of my labors, divided into small, bite-sized, stream-of-consciousness segments: read more

Sarah Paulson Joins Ensemble Cast of M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Glass’

Writer/director M. Night Shyamalan broke some exciting news this morning for horror fans who are looking forward to Glass, his upcoming follow-up movie to Split and Unbreakable. A new horror favorite has joined the cast, which already includes Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, James McAvoy, and Anya Taylor-Joy. Just like his original announcement about the project, Shyamalan took to Twitter to break the news. Here it is, directly from the horse’s mouth:

Incredibly fortunate to round out our iconic cast of actors on #Glass@MsSarahPaulson will be joining us. #powerhouse read more

Scream Queens’ Billie Lourd Cast in American Horror Story Season 7

While the future of Ryan Murphy’s Scream Queens is currently uncertain, fans of the franchise have something to be excited about: Deadline reports that fan-favorite Billie Lourd (Chanel #3) has been cast in Murphy’s other big horror television franchise, American Horror Story! She is set to star in Season 7, which will be an allegorical tale somehow related to the 2016 U.S. election cycle.

Science fiction fans know Lourd, the daughter of the late, great Carrie Fisher, for her appearance in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. She is also set to return in Episode VIII: The Last Jedi this winter. On Scream Queens, her character is known for her sarcastic, yet endearing, personality and fashionable outfits. At this time, the details of her role in American Horror Story are under wraps. read more

Sarah Paulson Discusses Her American Horror Story Characters at PaleyFest

Sarah Paulson sure has played a lot of characters on American Horror Story… sometimes during the same season! She appeared at the American Horror Story panel yesterday evening at PaleyFest 2017 in Los Angeles. Variety reports that she had some interesting things to say about her characters, including which one she’d like to revisit in a future season.  Here are some highlights from the discussion:

Paulson was just as “in the dark” as the rest of us before the mysterious American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare started shooting: read more

Ryan Murphy Details American Horror Story Crossover Season Madness!

Stranger Things Receives Three Screen Actors Guild Award Nominations

Earlier this week, Horror News Network reported that Netflix’s summer hit Stranger Things had been nominated for two Golden Globe Awards. The good news continues today with the announcement that Stranger Things  has also been nominated for three Screen Actors Guild Awards!

The show has been nominated for “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series,” and both Winona Ryder and Millie Bobby Brown have been nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series.” read more