American Horror Story 4 Seasons 2012

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Season 2
(90) IMDb 8.3/10
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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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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

4.5 out of 5 stars

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6 of 6 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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5 of 5 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer 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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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Dante Golio on 10 Jun 2013
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*Minor Plot Spoilers*

Season 2 is a huge improvement from the ghost story of season 1. Not to trash the meticulous craftsmanship and brilliant acting of the original, but, the problem there was substantial: Not one character to root for or engage with on an emotional level. AHS: ASYLUM, on the other hand, provides several sympathetic "heroes," wonderful villains and is so deeply moving by the end, it becomes an unforgettable drama-thriller classic.

Of course, you get plenty of "nut-house" chills (including two very intense scenes of electro-shock treatment), but the show-makers wisely don't confine this chapter to the ground. Many other horror tropes play supporting roles: Aliens, mutated cannibals, Nazis and the big baddie himself, that's right, The Devil.

It all works perfectly and the actors and writers all deserve awards. Bring on season 3: COVEN!!
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2 of 2 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 S. Broadbent TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 1 Dec 2014
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i found American Horror Story a real surprise package.
I admittedly started from a low expectation point and found myself hooked on this excellent drama.
Firstly it is a proper horror show, with some genuine spine tingling moments.
Next the stories are really rather good. this is very well written.
The direction is taut and the acting superb.
I am not going to include spoilers, if you haven't seen the show you will probably enjoy it more not knowing what's coming next.
That is, when all said and done the point of horror, the unexpected.
Horrible, but in a really good way.
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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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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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