American Horror Story’s sixth season is as terrifying as ever, with a clever spin on reality TV and an episode six twist which will have you cheering (and screaming).
Starting off all Amityville likeeeeee and cleverly reuniting the tour de force of Sarah Paulson and Cuba Gooding Jr. following their opposing turns on American Crime Story: The People v. O.J, we follow married couple Shelby and Matt who move to a spooky house in the woods – the site of the lost colony of Roanoke. Sarah and Cuba are actually playing two actors playing Shelby and Matt – oh so self-reflexive! – as the real couple (Lily Rabe and Andre Holland) recount their horrific ordeal at the house on a documentary hit show. Confused? Stay with us…
As Shelby and Matt are haunted and tortured by the lost colony, led by The Butcher (played by Kathy Bates – so she’s playing an actress playing a ghost!), the documentary seems to end in episode six of Roanoke. And that’s where the real fun begins.
AHS Hotel was a fantastic hoot and Freakshow good fun also (the clown – uggggh) but Roanoke delivers some real scares and jumps. Episodes six and seven nearly had us crying and we’re horror pros!
Ryan Murphy yet again proves AHS has got legs and we want this series to run and run.