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American Horror Story 5 Seasons 2013

All 13 episodes from the second season of the American horror anthology series that follows the past and present events at a Massachusetts asylum for the criminally insane. It's 1964, and the Briarcliff Mental Institution, run by the Catholic church, is overseen by its founder, Monsignor Timothy Howard (Joseph Fiennes), Sister Jude (Jessica Lange) and Sister Mary Eunice (Lily Rabe).

Starring:
Jessica Lange, Zachary Quinto

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1. Welcome to Briarcliff

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.

AGES-18-AND-OVER Runtime: 45 minutes Release date: 1 January 2012
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2. Tricks and Treats

An Exorcist is summoned to Briarcliff to help save a troubled farm boy. Sister Jude's darkest secret is revealed.

AGES-18-AND-OVER Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: 1 January 2012
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3. Nor'easter

A group of patients attempt to escape from Briarcliff during a violent storm.

AGES-18-AND-OVER Runtime: 41 minutes Release date: 1 January 2012
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4. I Am Anne Frank Part 1

A new patient claiming to be Anne Frank exposes Arden's past. Kit learns why Grace was admitted to Briarcliff.

AGES-18-AND-OVER Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: 1 January 2012
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5. I Am Anne Frank Part 2

Conclusion. Sister Jude digs up dirt on Arden. Later, Kit makes a surprising confession; and Bloody Face is unmasked.

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6. Origins of Monstrosity

A mysterious little girl is abandoned at Briarcliff. The Monsignor makes a Faustian pact with Dr. Arden. The origin of Bloody Face is revealed.

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7. Dark Cousin

Sister Mary Eunice is terrified to discover a dark angel has descended on Briarcliff. Kit makes a bold move to be reunited with Grace.

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8. Unholy Night

A murderous Santa wreaks havoc on Briarcliff. Sister Jude faces off with the Devil. Arden has a shocking encounter in the Death Chute.

AGES-18-AND-OVER Runtime: 39 minutes Release date: 1 January 2012
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9. The Coat Hanger

The Monsignor takes an unlikely convert under his wing. Lana secures a new piece of evidence that can exonerate Kit. Dr. Arden witnesses a miraculous return.

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10. The Name Game

The Monsignor confronts the Devil. Dr. Arden's experiments reach a shocking conclusion. Dr. Thredson facilitates a surprising reunion for Kit.

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11. Spilt Milk

Grace brings Kit devastating news about the aliens' experiments on Alma. Dr. Thredson receives an unexpected visitor. The Monsignor goes to extreme lengths to silence Jude.

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12. Continuum

A deadly new inmate threatens Sister Jude's chance of release from Briarcliff. Grace's obsession with the aliens turns violent.

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13. Madness Ends

Johnny sets out to complete his father's work. Lana leads the charge to finally shut down Briarcliff.

AGES-18-AND-OVER Runtime: 46 minutes Release date: 1 January 2013
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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller
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 Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video)

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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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*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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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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The second season of this show was just as good as the first, in my opinion. But in a completely different way. Whereas the first season was relatively creepier in a ghostly horror sense, this season is more psychological. As the title suggests, it's set in an asylum. There are two timelines: one set in the 60's, and one set in present day. The two are connected by a serial killer named Bloody Face, who makes an appearance in both decades.

I've loved how season two was set up to be a completely different story than the first. It gave some of my favourite actors from the first season - Jessica Lange and Zachary Quinto being amongst them - the chance to come back and show off their range and skills by playing new characters. Jessica Lange in particular is really standing out this season. Last season I felt her character was just kind of there, but in Asylum she is by far the best. I wouldn't be surprised if she was nominated for an award for talking about a squirrel.

There are few lighter moments, though, and it seems as though the writers are going all out with the disturbing shock factor this year. Many scenes are incredibly uncomfortable to watch, and I often found myself wondering why I continued to watch this show. This season definitely isn't for everyone, even those who adored season one.

I do really enjoy watching for the most part, though. I love the mystery and the horror aspect in general. There are so many storylines this season, including: aliens, asylums, demons, a serial killer, zombies, Nazi experiments... the list goes on. They all somehow tie in together and part of the fun is trying to figure out how they do that.

Oh, and we get to see Evan Peters' butt. That's a plus, right?
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This is another brilliant series , dark, twisted, exploring repressed sexuality, desire, lust, murder and all thats inbetween. Jessica lange really excels herself here, this is brilliant tv, dripping in brilliance and blood and mystery.
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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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