The Horror Writers Podcast #72 – American Horror Story Season 6, Episode 1 Review

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This past week, FX premiered season 6 of its horror anthology television series, American Horror Story. Zach and J. watched the season premiere and are here to break down the episode and share their opinions on it, as well as their expectations for the rest of the season.

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4 thoughts on “The Horror Writers Podcast #72 – American Horror Story Season 6, Episode 1 Review”

  1. Hey guys just listened to the show and felt like i needed to chime in. I watched the new episode of AHS as well and I think you guys might have missed something here. I think the fact that this season is filmed in this documentary style says alot about what the story will be this season. What caught my attention is the fact that Sarah Paulson, Angela Basset and Cuba Gooding are playing actors who are playing “real” people. This is a weird way to use three of the most popukar actors on your show. It not only means that we can lose ourselves in the story, since we know that none of the events are actually happening to these actors, but the fact it happens in a documentary style show means the violence, sex, etc will have to be toned way down. What this makes me think is that at some point we will transported to behind the scenes of the documentary and whatever messed up stuff this season is about will end up happening to the actors themselves. Like if they have to film more scenes in the old house, crazy shit starts happening and the cast and crew begin to start getting killed off or whatever. Hell, the actors might even be playing themselves, Cuba Gooding playing Cuba Gooding who is acting on a documentary and then gets slaughtered by hillbilly ghosts, that would be crazy right?

    Also i recommend watching AHS Hotel, i hated it the first time i tried to watch and stopped after the first episode, but i went back and watched it in preparation for the new season and ended up enjoying it quite a bit by the 3rd episode. Still not as good as the first couple seasons, but a much more focused story than the last couple seasons.

    Anyway, thanks for the show and keep up the good work!

    1. Those are some good points. I could definitely see something like that happening. I’m gonna stick with it for sure. I haven’t watched this week’s yet, but going to catch up on it this weekend.

  2. The thing to consider with AHS S6E1 is that with the way AHS works with Ghosts, all the people in the documentary could still have died. It is not out of the realm of possibility. If ghosts can kill people in this universe, and if ghosts can still live “lives” in this universe. Then it is very possible that they could end up doing interviews about how they got killed. Not going to give a spoiler, but, there is something near the end of the season of Hotel that gives credence to this idea.

    Also, the only time that the commercial breaks had the AHS on it and not just “My Roanoke Nightmare” was the first break. The rest were only branded with “My Roanoke Nightmare”

    Another thing is you will catch ascetics from the other seasons, the spiral stair case of Asylum, the feel of the house from season one. There are more but, I will leave it at that.

    1. Oddly enough, I hadn’t really thought about the ghost angle. That’s a distinct possibility.

      There is another comment in this thread with some good theories, too.

      Thanks for commenting and for checking out the show.

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