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Word on the interwebs is that American Horror Story season 4 is going to be set in a Carnival or play with the idea of a Circus-theme. I’ve been craving the Ahs touch on a carnival ever sense the appearance of ‘Pepper’ in Season 2. If you don’t think she was modeled by something out of Tod Browning’s Freaks, you need to do your homework. While there is still no “official” word from Ryan Murphy confirming the season’s theme, the Internet is already swarming with theories, fan art, and dream casts. Circuses and Carnivals play a very prominent role in the history of American entertainment, but it’s sadly becoming a dying art form. I can’t even remember the last time a carnival came to town and allowed me to get funnel cake drunk before trying to pretend I couldn’t see the missing screws on the Tilt-a-Whirl. »
- BJ Colangelo
Throughout the 80s and 90s, the horror genre was all about sequels. In the 2000s, it’s been all about remakes. But something interesting has been happening in the last couple years, a movement that looks to be replacing those nonstop remakes with something a little bit different.
I’m of course talking about TV adaptations of popular horror movies, and recent shows like Bates Motel and Hannibal have proven that the small screen is a terrific way to reboot popular properties, while at the same time not angering or alienating the diehard fans of those properties. True, the move from the big screen to the small screen is nothing new in the world of horror, but the results have never been as successful or impressive as they have been in recent years.
Due to the success of the aforementioned shows, and horror on TV in general, it was a »
- John Squires
2 items from 2014
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