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The Rating System

All opinions are my own. We are all different. What I may think is great, you may this terrible. Don't let my opinios stop you from exploring the vast world of horror in all media.

~Mind Blowing: Search for this movie immediately. It can only be described as pure greatness and possible an instant classic.

~So Good: Highly recommended because for one reason or another it stands out above the usual fair. Put the movie on your radar as it wont disappoint.

~In the Middle: The movie is a nothing special, average affair. It may entertain in the short term but it will be easily forgettable in the long haul.

~Warning: This movie is a cliched driven slop of familiar territory. Only watch if you're really of fan of this type of material.

~Steaming Pile: The movie is absolute garbage, a complete bore, and not worth the time or effort.

Friday, February 1, 2013

American Horror Story: Asylum [Season 2] (2013)

Starring: Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Zachary Quinto, James Cromwell, Lily Rabe, Joseph Fiennes, Ian McShane, Dylan McDermott, Frances Conroy, Lizzie Brochere


Premise:
A Catholic operated insane asylum holds many secrets about the occupants.

My Take:
The creators seemed to throw every horror cliche in the book at this season. Which is my biggest complaint. A couple of those subplots could have been cut and instead focused more on the barbaric treatment for the patients and the battle between religion vs science. It would been a lot creepier. With that said though, the cast is excellent and pulls off every one of those storylines with ease and believability. There's Lange as a tormented nun who is determined to make up for her past sins, Cromwell as a former Nazi scientist who is continuing his experiments at the asylum, Quinto as a psychiatrist who happens to be a notorious killer Bloodyface, Peters as a young man accused of being the serial killer but was really abducted by aliens, Paulson as the lesbian reporter trying to get the scoop on the killer but instead gets sentenced as an inmate so her homosexuality can be cured, Rabe as an innocent nun who gets possessed by a demon, and McDermott as the son of Bloodyface who is carrying on his father's legacy in the present day. See I told you a lot cliches was tossed into the season. The shows gets more graphic this time around with both gore and sex as it bounces between the craziness of the asylum during the early 60's and present day.

Rating: In the middle



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