TV Review: AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL Episode 12: “Be Our Guest”

While AHS has been renewed for another season, HOTEL’s season finale could’ve easily worked as a series finale. The episode gave an overwhelming sense of everything we’ve been watching for the last five years has finally come full circle, culminating on the Devil’s Night. Characters both old and new paid a visit to the Hotel […]

TV Review: AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL Episode 11: “Battle Royale”

Crossovers are nothing new to the world of AHS as FREAKSHOW had its connections to ASYLUM and early on HOTEL, we had a small Easter egg for the diehard fans tied to MURDER HOUSE. What I didn’t expect was the return of Queenie, my favorite character from COVEN, beautifully played by Gabourey Sidibe. She is […]

TV review: AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL Episode 10: “She Gets Revenge”

There’s a heavy emphasis on love lost in the latest episode of AHS and those feelings sink in, allowing a bit of three dimensional story telling that sometimes gets lost in the absurdity the show is guilty of exploiting. While previous episodes sometimes only took a dip into the heart of our characters, it’s in […]

TV Review: AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL Episode 9: “She Wants Revenge”

As I’ve mentioned in previous reviews of HOTEL, I really ached for more screen time involving Angela Bassett’s fierce Ramona Royale. Her bound to vengeance character got a bit of a more rounded back story as her own demons are explored. After the loss of her lover at the hands of the Countess (Lady Gaga), […]

TV Review: AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL Episode 8: “The Ten Commandments Killer”

One of my favorite movies is the Alfred Hitchcock classic PSYCHO, the controversial 1960 black and white thriller about a lonely man, his suffering motel, and his stern mother who shares what some might see as an unhealthy relationship with her son. It features one of the most surprising revelations in film history as it […]

TV Review: AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL Episode 7: “Flicker”

Writer Scott Snyder has created a name for himself in the comic book world with his BATMAN series and, lately, the ongoing horror comics, WYTCHES. Another series his fans adore is AMERICAN VAMPIRE, a genre bending reimagination of vampire folklore, mainly surrounding Skinner Sweet, a new breed of the species who leaves a mark in […]

TV Review: AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL Episode 6: “Room 33”

Last season, FREAKSHOW delighted fans by connecting the world of Elsa Mars to the fan favorite season of ASYLUM. With Pepper, AMERICAN HORROR STORY finally created a Meta effect that wasn’t present in previous seasons, leaving viewers wondering if Ryan Murphy would entice them with some more connections. This episode of HOTEL didn’t waste any […]

TV Review: AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL Episode 5: “Room Service”

Forget any short comings I felt earlier episodes of this season might have had. They were merely preparing us for the complete insanity HOTEL had in store and episode five was filled with blood soaked fun and terror. Alex (Chloe Sevigny) feels the after effects of being infected by The Countess (Lady Gaga) and heads […]