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‘American Horror Story: Freakshow – Episode 1′ Review

5 hours ago | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Michael Chiklis, Denis O’Hare, Even Peters, Emma Roberts, Minn Wittrock, John Carroll Lunch, Patti Labelle | Created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk

For the last couple of years, American Horror Story has been one of the most frequently recommended TV shows from my friends, and like most TV trends I blissfully ignored it so I can sink yet more time into Civilisation V and nuking Ghandi because, well, it’s Ghandi. Eventually though it got enough of my attention through the power of the internet and I decided to give this season a try.

Two hours later and I’ve watched the first two still unreleased episodes of season 4 (I love reviewing things, I really do) and you better believe I’m watching the rest. Episode two’s review will follow, but I honestly couldn’t wait to write about episode one. »

- Nicky Johnson

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American Horror Story: Freak Show – Episode 2 Review

17 October 2014 4:28 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Alice Rush reviews episode two of American Horror Story: Freak Show….

This week on Freak Show saw some pretty horrifying scenes unfold as new characters were introduced and the heat was turned up. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon was back at the director’s helm and so we were treated to his signature stylised visual style as well as a mixture of disturbing music and sound effects. It felt like a return to the disconcerting setting of Murder House and Asylum but with its own almost child-like twist as the aesthetics of the circus theme are pulled apart and examined in a beautifully terrifying way.

The main drama this week was fitted in the arrival of Del and Desiree, Michael Chiklis and Angela Bassett respectively, as a classic circus strong man and his more unique triple breasted hermaphrodite wife. We were also treated to the first flashbacks of the season this episode, a signature of American Horror Story, »

- Gary Collinson

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Blake Lively Debuts Her Baby Bump, Channing Tatum Opens Up About Childhood Struggles + More of Today’s First Dibs

17 October 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

Blake Lively flaunts her growing baby bump, Channing Tatum says he “never considered [himself] a very smart person,” Scarlett Johansson is offered a role in an anime remake, and more of today’s First Dibs.

Mom-to-be Blake Lively says she “is going to amp up [her] style by wearing things that are stretchier.” [Us Weekly] Channing Tatum opens up about having Adhd and dyslexia growing up. [Vanity Fair] Scarlett Johansson is offered the lead role in anime to film adaptation of Ghost in the Shell. [JoBlo] Gone Girl actress Kim Dickens will join Netflix series House of Cards. [Digital Spy] NBC releases the first poster for Peter Pan Live! [Deadline]

Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly had a heated debate on white privilege. [Business Insider] Joshua Jackson reveals why he and Diane Kruger aren’t married. [Gossip Cop] David Beckham recruits Guy Ritchie to direct a new whiskey ad. [THR] Brad Pitt says his kids “like” that he and Angelina Jolie are finally married. [Us Weekly] American Horror Story stars Gabourey Sidibe, »

- Taylor Ferber

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American Horror Story, Ep. 4.02: “Massacres and Matinees” proves the fun of camp

16 October 2014 5:55 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

American Horror Story, Season 4, Episode 2: “Massacres and Matinees”

Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

Written by Tim Minear

Airs Wednesdays at 10:00 Pm Et on FX

Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk are going for pure camp in the current season of American Horror Story, and it’s working quite well.

Despite the somewhat stately pace of the season premiere “Monsters Among Us,” the sheer inanity of the action happening onscreen created an off-the-wall vibe. Whether it was the special talents afforded by Jimmy’s syndactyly, Ethel’s beard and bizarre accent, or Elsa singing a song that wasn’t released until 20 years after the show’s setting, Murphy and Falchuk made it clear that, in true “freak show” fashion, spectacle would be given precedent over logic. In this week’s “Massacres and Matinees,” the bonkers factor is raised a notch, as is the fun.

The inane feel continues to work well for the show, »

- Max

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'Ahs: Freak Show' Exclusive: Ryan Murphy talks Twisty & Dandy, plus theories on season 5

16 October 2014 2:50 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

[Spoiler Alert If You Haven't Seen The Latest Episode Of American Horror Story: Freak Show!!!] The second episode of American Horror Story: Freak Show got even wilder with the arrival of strongman Dell Toledo (Michael Chiklis) and hermaphrodite wife Desiree (Angela Bassett) as well as some truly bizarre bonding between Twisty the Clown (John Carroll Lynch) and Dandy Mott (Finn Wittrock). EW talked to co-creator Ryan Murphy about the episode as well as fan theories for season 5 (Will it be set in space?). Entertainment Weekly: Congrats on the record ratings. Are you psyched?! Ryan Murphy: Well I was very surprised because I'm always very surprised that American Horror Story continues to grow like it does. »

- Tim Stack

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American Horror Story: Freak Show Ratings

16 October 2014 9:53 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Fans of the American Horror Story anthology series on FX don't have to worry about their show being cancelled. It's already been renewed for a fifth season. Freak Show got off to a great start but will the big ratings continue? Will this be the biggest season yet? Stay tuned.

American Horror Story: Freak Show takes place in the quiet town of Jupiter, Florida in 1952. A group of strange performers has just arrived -- coinciding with the strange emergence of a dark entity that savagely threatens the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike. This season's cast includes Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Frances Conroy, Emma Roberts, Denis O'Hare, Angela Bassett, and Michael Chiklis.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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American Horror Story Freak Show episode 2 review: Massacres And Matinees

16 October 2014 8:42 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Sarah Paulson truly shines in Freak Show, a series that has a great deal else to recommend it, too...

This review contains spoilers.

4.2 Massacres And Matinees

Sarah Paulson is phenomenal. She's been a bit of a workman over the years, putting in solid performances in thankless roles like that of Cordelia Foxx in Coven, but this season she's really showing off what she can do by taking on a very difficult bit of work: playing two roles at once. Bette and Dot are similar enough in look, but completely different in personality, and not only does Paulson have to act out both of them, she has to make it look convincing when playing against herself. Plus, she's got a very good singing voice.

Paulson's expressions and visual tics are really well thought-out. Bette and Dot are two different people who share the same body, and they may be twins, but »

- louisamellor

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Ahs Freak Show Episode 2 Massacres and Matinees Review

16 October 2014 7:45 AM, PDT | Best-Horror-Movies.com | See recent Best-Horror-Movies.com news »

This week the freaks are prime suspects in Twistys murder spree. It certainly doesnt help that they killed the lead detective in the murder of Bette and Dots mother. Now the heat is on and the police have set a curfew in town till the killer is caught taking away all of Elsas customers. Two new characters were introduced this week The Strongman Dell Toledo (played by Michael Chiklis) and Desiree Dupree (Angela Bassett) as a hermaphrodite with three titties lady parts and a dingaling. Ethel isnt very happy to see Dell turns out Dell is Jimmys biodad. Dell tried to kill a colicky Jimmy as a baby but Ethel pulled a gun on him and kicked him out. Surely theres no bad blood after all these years. »

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'American Horror Story: Freak Show': Recap: Dandy Wants To Join The Freak Show, Jimmy Meets His Dad 'Strongman' Dell

15 October 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

American Horror Story: Freak Show episode “Massacres and Matinees” saw the townspeople of Jupiter fearful for their lives and the police force out to find answers in the disappearance of one of their own. Predictably, they suspect that the Freak Show performers are to blame.

'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Recap

Mr. Hanley, the proprietor of a local toy shop, unlike most residents of Jupiter, refuses to shut down his business in light of the recent spate of killings. When his assistant returns from a coffee run, he’s greeted by a wind-up robot that tracked blood across the floor. Following the trail, the young man looks up to find the decapitated head of his erstwhile boss before suffering a fatal knife would through the back of his neck from the Clown.

At the Freak Show, “Lobster Boy” (Evan Peters) and some of the others are trying to »

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American Horror Story: Freak Show Recap: “Massacres and Matinees”

15 October 2014 8:30 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The premiere of American Horror Story: Freak Show had the benefit of the shock and awe that comes with introducing viewers to a new vibrant location and fresh crop of curious characters, but now that the initial thrill is long gone, the question is, can Freak Show hold up?  Thanks to the highly intriguing character layers and fascinatingly bizarre scenarios introduced in the season’s second episode, “Massacres and Matinees,” the answer is a resounding yes.  Hit the jump for more on the wealth of mind-blowing oddities in my American Horror Story: Freak Show recap. This time around, a good deal of the episode focuses on Jimmy.  The guy was a rather abrasive jerk all throughout “Monsters Among Us.”  Here, however, we get some more appealing layers to the character.  The show doesn’t do a complete turnaround and force-feed the viewer schlocky scenes of Jimmy being a standup citizen, »

- Perri Nemiroff

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American Horror Story: Freak Show Recap: Playing Chicken

15 October 2014 8:16 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

In this week’s episode of American Horror Story: Freak Show, the arrival of Ethel’s ex, hot-tempered strongman Dell Toledo (Michael Chiklis), set off a power struggle so intense, it left one member of Elsa’s troupe headed for the big top in the sky.

Who basked in the glow of the spotlight for the last time? Read on; I’ll tell you…

Misery Has Company | As “Massacres and Matinees” began, it seemed as if everyone was suffering. Tormented Twisty the Clown distracted himself from his woes by visiting a toy store to continue his murder spree. But there »

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American Horror Story Adds a Few More 'Freaks' to the Show (Recap)

15 October 2014 8:05 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

If anyone can take on a powerhouse like Jessica Lange, it would have to be someone with the physical prowess of Michael Chiklis. As a "Strongman," Chiklis made his American Horror Story: Freak Show debut Wednesday night and lived up to his title in more ways than one. Wendell "Dell" Toledo (Chiklis) arrives at the camp of the titular Freak Show along with his wife, Desiree Dupree (Angela Bassett), a hermaphrodite with three boobs. With credentials like that, Dell thinks they should be shoo-ins as the new headliners but Elsa Mars (Lange) is strapped for cash and hesitant to hire "The World's Strongest Man. »

- Patrick Gomez, @PatrickGomezLA

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American Horror Story Adds a Few More 'Freaks' to the Show (Recap)

15 October 2014 8:05 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

If anyone can take on a powerhouse like Jessica Lange, it would have to be someone with the physical prowess of Michael Chiklis. As a "Strongman," Chiklis made his American Horror Story: Freak Show debut Wednesday night and lived up to his title in more ways than one. Wendell "Dell" Toledo (Chiklis) arrives at the camp of the titular Freak Show along with his wife, Desiree Dupree (Angela Bassett), a hermaphrodite with three boobs. With credentials like that, Dell thinks they should be shoo-ins as the new headliners but Elsa Mars (Lange) is strapped for cash and hesitant to hire "The World's Strongest Man. »

- Patrick Gomez, @PatrickGomezLA

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American Horror Story: Freak Show Review: “Massacres And Matinees” (Season 4, Episode 2)

15 October 2014 8:00 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Among many other things, it looks like we’re in for a slew of wackily enjoyable, anachronistic musical numbers this fall on American Horror Story: Freak Show. In last week’s premiere, Jessica Lange delivered a gutsy rendition of David Bowie’s Life on Mars, and in tonight’s “Massacres and Matinees,” Sarah Paulson completely slays Fiona Apple’s Criminal, brandishing a set of singing chops that immediately makes Dot (in a delicious twist, one sister has a gorgeous voice while the other does not) Elsa’s least favorite of the twins.

And yet, such are the levels of insanity on Freak Show that Elsa’s immature stage jealousy and the consequent origins of a sure-to-be disastrous diva rivalry are being firmly kept at side-plot status. On this week’s creepy and crazy installment, new additions to the freak show throw the performers for a loop, Twisty the demented clown »

- Isaac Feldberg

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American Horror Story: Freak Show S4 Ep2: Massacres and Matinees TV Review

15 October 2014 7:45 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show S4 Ep2: Massacres and Matinees’ Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon Starring: Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, John Carroll Lynch, Evan Peters, Kathy Bates, Michael Chiklis, Angela Bassett, Finn Wittrock, Frances Conroy and Benjamin Woolf **Spoiler Alert: This review contains spoilers and plot details about the second episode of ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show,’ titled ‘Massacres and Matinees,’ which just premiered today at 10pm Et on FX. Shockya was gratefully given the opportunity by 20th Century Fox Television to screen the episode on Saturday, October 11 at the Buckner Mansion in New Orleans, the filming location for the Robichaux Academy in ‘American Horror Story: Coven.’ The event celebrated  [ Read More ]

The post American Horror Story: Freak Show S4 Ep2: Massacres and Matinees TV Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Karen Benardello

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'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Recap Season 4, Episode 2: 'Massacres and Matinees'

15 October 2014 4:15 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It's hard to not feel a little disappointed in this week's episode of "American Horror Story: Freak Show" after last week's hour-and-a-half long season premiere, but not every day can be Halloween. (Okay, it can be, but it sure gets exhausting.)

Last week's extravaganza poured the foundation for the "Freak Show" world and introduced the major players, so it makes sense that "Massacres and Matinees" would take a step back to fill things out a bit and set various arcs in motion. It also handily sets up a number of rivalries and alliances that we'll see play out over the season (see below for a more detailed breakdown). Still, it can be a little trying to watch an episode that feels like it's just setting things up and giving us little tastes of what the writers are building towards. Although lots of stuff happens, watching this episode felt a little like treading water. »

- Jenni Miller

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'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Recap: The Freak Show Gets Two More Members

15 October 2014 2:14 PM, PDT | buddytv.com | See recent BuddyTV news »

American Horror Story never stops with the freakiness and this week, and season, is no exception. In this episode, "Massacres and Matinees," Jimmy just wants to fit in, while it seems some people actually want to join the sideshow. However, new member Strong Man Dell Toledo (Michael Chiklis) seems to have other plans in mind once Elsa agrees to let him and his wife, Desiree (Angela Bassett) in. And in the world of freaky, spoiled brat Dandy Mott whines about boredom and finds a new friend in Twisty the Clown. »

- editor@buddytv.com

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'American Horror Story' renewed for Season 5 after monster 'Freak Show' premiere

13 October 2014 2:37 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Never fear: "American Horror Story" will be returning next fall. After a monster ratings debut for latest installment "Freak Show" - which broke all FX records in its Wednesday night premiere with 10 million Total Viewers, 6.54 million Adults 18-49, and 4.08 million Adults 18-34 - the network has officially renewed the Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuck-created series for a 13-episode fifth season set to premiere next October. “The 'American Horror Story' anthology has had the highest growth trajectory of any show in FX history, not to mention an unprecedented track record of success in awards recognition,” said FX CEO John Landgraf in a statement. “With Ryan Murphy and his partners, Brad Falchuk, Dante Di Loreto and Tim Minear at the helm, the show’s success is not surprising. 'Ahs' continues to deliver amazing stories, a brilliant troupe of actors led by Jessica Lange, and a visual style unlike any other on TV. »

- Chris Eggertsen

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'American Horror Story' Renewed for Season 5 on FX

13 October 2014 1:59 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Producer Ryan Murphy's Emmy and Golden Globe award winning anthology miniseries American Horror Story has paid big dividends as his newest installment, American Horror Story: Freak Show has broken all ratings records for FX with its premiere episode last Wednesday night (10/8/14, 10-11:32Pm). In light of that record-setting performance, FX has rewarded American Horror Story with a 13-episode order for the fifth and next installment of the show, which will debut in October 2015, it was announced today by John Landgraf, CEO, FX Networks and FX Productions.

With Live+3 time-shifted viewing, the premiere telecast of American Horror Story: Freak Show has become the most-watched single program in FX's 20-year history and that includes all programs with Live+7 deliveries. Ahs: Freak Show's debut delivered 10 million Total Viewers, 6.54 million Adults 18-49, and 4.08 million Adults 18-34, surpassing the network's previous record holder, the recent seventh and final season premiere telecast of »

- MovieWeb

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American Horror Story Season 5 Coming Next Year After Record Breaking Debut for American Horror Story: Freak Show

13 October 2014 11:40 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

I haven't watched American Horror Story: Freak Show yet because I'm still feeling a little bit burned from Coven last year.  I absolutely loved the first few episodes but then it became clear that creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuck didn't really know where they were taking us.  It just felt like they weren't outlining and the show lost its sense of stakes when every character that died could be reincarnated.  Still, a lot of people clearly love the program since the premiere of Freak Show is the most watched program in the history of FX, beating even the recent Sons of Anarchy final-season premiere.  So of course we're now getting American Horror Story: Season 5. The fourth season stars Sarah PaulsonKathy BatesMichael ChiklisEvan PetersAngela Basset, Emma Roberts, Denis O’Hare, Frances ConroyPatti LabelleFinn WittrockNaomi Grossman, Wes Bently, and John Caroll Lynch.  Hit »

- Evan Dickson

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