Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will bring American Horror Story: The Complete First Season to Blu-ray in September. Created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk (Nip/Tuck, Glee), FX's Golden Globe-winning supernatural thriller centers on a troubled family that moves into a house plagued by forces human - and otherwise.
When Ben and Vivien Harmon (Dylan McDermott, In the Line of Fire, and Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights) uproot themselves and their daughter (Taissa Farmiga, Higher Ground) from Boston to Los Angeles, they do so in the hopes that the move will help heal some deep psychological scars. What they don't count on is their new home, a gothic mansion with a beyond-twisted history that slowly - and frighteningly - pervades its way into the Harmons' lives.
As the mayhem escalates, the family tries to uncover the root of the house's evils, and how a mysterious burn victim (Denis O'Hare, Milk), a teenage loner (Evan Peters, Kick-Ass), and their abrasive next-door neighbor (Jessica Lange, Big Fish) fit into the puzzle.
I was hot and cold on this show throughout the season. Overall, I enjoyed it, but I still think the story just kind of fizzled out at the end. Not a satisfying conclusion. Still, I may give it another watch when the blu comes out. There was a lot to like in there as well.
I'm glad Murphy is having a new story each season...it keeps the show fresh...dragging out the season one storyline would kill the show fast...Plus a new audience can tune in and not be lost because they didn't watch the first season...
I also like the idea of having different stories. It brings back the horror anthology which has been a staple in horror comics, tv shows like twilight zone and tales from the crypt, and even movies but has kind of been missing lately. It's a brilliant idea and fitting for this specific show. Definitely picking this up.
Like mredman I'm a little disappointed in the extras (I was really hoping for a Harmen Family Commentary) and also I'm a little confused why their isn't the deleted footage that Murphy was talking about - but still this show was CRAZY and I can't wait to watch it again. Day 1 for sure!
I love the idea of actors switching roles in the second season of this series. It's hard enough to sustain a story and characters sometimes, and it's even harder to adapt different story ideas once characters are established. I think it would help out the actors, and give them a greater range on their palette to paint from. Reminds me of the non-horror film "Movie, Movie" where George C Scott, Trish Van Devere, Eli Wallach, Red Buttons, and others had completely different roles/stories in each half of the film. I enjoyed the first season. Here's a wish for a successful second one.