Is anyone else absolutely loving this season of American Horror Story as much as I am? I can’t wait for each week, and I’m already sad knowing that each episode is just bringing us closer to the season finale- and we’re only three episodes in so far!
I have always, always been fascinated with sideshows. Years ago, I stumbled on a site called phreeque and spent hours reading every page and looking at the pitch cards. I don’t know why I find it all so enthralling, but I do. I also am meaning to get to the Mutter Museum in Philly- have you seen the stuff they have at that place?
So anyway- American Horror Story. The second of the annual two part Halloween specials is on tomorrow night and I can’t wait! It’s about Edward Mordrake, which was scary story that might have bits of truth to it. I’d never heard the tale, so I spent some time googling it. According to legend, Mordrake was an heir to some sort of title, but was born with a second face on his head.
This isn’t the first time I’ve been motivated to learn more about a topic on this show. Last season, there was a character based on a real person as well- Delphine LaLaurie. She was known for torturing and killing slaves in Louisiana.
Because this season focuses on one of the last remaining Freak Shows back in the 50’s, they’ve had to use some creative filming and makeup/prosthetics for things like conjoined twins, and Mordrake’s second face. But what I found really awesome about the show is that they’ve hired actors with the actual conditions to portray the characters. On their Facebook they have clips interviewing several of them, and I love it.
This isn’t the first time the creators of AHS have used actors or actresses who are outside of the norm to play a part- in the very first season, as well as the third, Jamie Brewer played a major character. She has Down Syndrome, and she is a wonderful actress. I just love that they aren’t afraid to cast real people!
Are you watching American Horror Story this season?
We watch a lot of TV here. Probably more than we should. Despite that, I’m pretty particular about what my kids watch- if I can’t stand it, they don’t see it. I have to be able to sit through it too because our TV is in the living room, where I am. There are some […][Continue reading...]
I see all these creative things that people do for their kids for the holidays, their birthdays, etc. and I think that while it looks amazing, who has that kind of time or energy (or money!) to do some of that stuff? So I gathered up a few easy ways to bring the Halloween spirit […][Continue reading...]
I am so excited you guys! If you’ve been a reader here for a bit, you know I often go off on tangents about what TV shows I’m currently obsessed with. You know I have a habit of binge watching something, and then mourning because it’s over. And that I frequently come to you guys, […][Continue reading...]
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