American Horror Story 4 Seasons 2012

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Season 2
(108) IMDb 8.1/10
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1. Welcome to Briarcliff AGES_18_AND_OVER

Welcome to Briarcliff Manor, a notorious insane asylum home to the deranged serial killer, Bloody Face. Lurking in the shadows of this "sanctuary of healing" are terrifying evils that blur the boundaries between reality and insanity.

Starring:
Jessica Lange,Zachary Quinto
Runtime:
45 minutes

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Welcome to Briarcliff

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Season 2

Product Details

Genres Thriller, Horror
Director Tim Minear
Starring Jessica Lange, Zachary Quinto
Supporting actors Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe, Joseph Fiennes, Lizzie Brochere, James Cromwell
Season year 2013
Network Twentieth Century Fox
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Zls94 on 6 Jan. 2014
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Can't begin to explain how amazing this is! For me it's one of those that you have to watch a few times to fully understand but it's great. The storyline is once again amazing. I thought the first season was great but this is even better. All the actors actresses are amazing and it definitely deserves more than 5 stars. I definitely recommend!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kevin J. Monks on 6 Dec. 2013
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Deeply disturbing and quite unpleasant in places. Not for the squeamish. Certainly not to everyone's taste. Completely bonkers so you have to suspend disbelief and go with the flow. It throws in everything imaginable and really shouldn't work but pulls it off with panache. Well written and superbly acted. I was a little under-whelmed by the first series but this was brilliant.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tallulah_joe on 10 Mar. 2014
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Season 2 is much better than Seasons 1 or 3 in my opinion. I found it creative, creepy, entertaining and visually stunning. One particular scene with Frances Conroy and Jessica Lange comes to mind.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D. L. Rees TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 14 Feb. 2015
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Many from Season 1 are here - different time, different place, different roles. Excited by the new challenges, the cast hopes to form a television repertory company for a long running series of shockers.

Here they pull out all the stops to scare. Briarcliff Asylum is run by Sister Jude (Jessica Lange in a virtuoso performance). She does not believe in mental illness, only sin - this to be beaten out of inmates with canes from her extensive collection. Meanwhile sinister Dr. Arden (James Cromwell) conducts gruesome experiments resulting in deaths or at the very least mutilations. New arrivals are young Kit Walker, accused of skinning his victims, lesbian reporter Lana Winters who only came to write an article. Hopefully horrified visiting Dr.Oliver Thredson (Zachary Quinto) will expose what is going on. (Perhaps not!)

Thirteen episodes, they best watched when not eating or sipping, as some startling moments may result in cleaning up to do. Exorcism, crucifixion, amputations, electric "therapy", drilling into brains - all will disturb. Add guest star Ian McShane with a unique way of acknowledging Christmas, not to mention Frances Conroy as a chilling black-winged Angel of Death. Also there are aliens (but this aspect seems to peter out).

All the way through there are reminders of scary movies, the aim to cram in as many as possible. Addicts will have fun counting them up.

To be honest, I felt Episode 11 somewhat cobbled together, the following two rather awkwardly striving to round off several storylines. There is no denying, though, the creators do exactly what they set out to do - the result unnerving, especially when episodes are watched in quick succession.

The bonuses are well worth a look. Interesting features explore the set and the creatures it houses. Cast members frankly discuss their roles.

Fans of the genre should be more than satisfied.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Susan Appleby on 10 Dec. 2014
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This season is really great, I just finished up with it last night. I actually cried during the last episode and I really didn't think it would make me do something like that. I really love when scenes catch me off guard like that. my face was an absolute mess after it.
I read some 1 star (amazon.com) reviews and they all said they couldn't get past the 5th episode so I was very interested to see just how gross this show was. I must say as unsettling and gross those episodes are I didn't flinch. yes its gross and downright disturbing but I knew what I was in for and that it wasn't real so it never bothers me. There are a lot of spraying blood scenes but I LOVE THEM. There was a guy from the FX team that said it was very hard to get it to spray just the way you want and all of them looked brilliant. lol waaaah blood everywhere, it was super fun to watch.

The make up FX in this season are through the roof and the team did such an amazing job in making everything look as disgusting as they could. there are characters in this that are injected with TB and the make up is just so nasty looking.
I thought the alien was kind of wasted because it looks so amazing, its crazy creepy looking but you don't really see it that much its all kind of blurred out. the bloody face character is going to give plenty of people nightmares. again it didn't bother me because that is something that doesn't scare me but it is fairly sick to look at. Many people will be afraid of it.

One character that stood out the most was played by the reaper.....I wont give it away but I loved Frances Conroy in the 1st season but she really did a job on me in this season. She plays 2 rolls that are very different. She is a force to be reckoned with for sure and such a joy to watch on screen.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Laura on 27 July 2014
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I'm not a big fan of super gorey/blood fest horror, but I like strange/disturbing/super natural types. After hearing good reviews decided to give American Horror Story a go and wow - very impressed! Dark and freaky but with great storylines! Season 1 was ace, but I really enjoyed Season 2 - very disturbing but so well done. Fantastic acting.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Oh Hamlyn on 12 Dec. 2014
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Whereas the first season dealt exclusively with ghosts, in season two of AHS the writers have seemingly had some sort of confidence boost as the show is needlessly stuffed with all the usual horror tropes of demonic possessions, Nazis, human experimentation, alien abductions, serial killers and even the devil himself. Despite the unnecessary amount of additions, it is a testament to American Horror Story that it is still able to land on its own two feet and provide a perfectly enjoyable, engaging, addicting, and above all frightening season. Where most shows would collapse under this level of ambition, AHS seems to utilise it to create its own brand of pure weirdness.
Jessica Lange is easily the highlight as Sister Jude, the story arc of her character being particularly impressive, and I was surprisingly moved by the series on multiple occasions. Evan Peters is also given a very different role to play in contrast to the psychopathic Tate, and the cast in general seem to flourish here more than in the first season.
In terms of story, the amount of sub plots all seem to drown out the main plot, and a less-is-more approach would have been much more effective. Whilst it certainly suffers from trying to hard on numerous occasions, and the horror is as over-the-top as you might expect, this season is a considerably darker entry in the series, in many ways an improvement over season 1, but it still has its flaws.
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