Connie Britton and Dylan McDermott Talk Ghosts, Rubber Men and <i>American Horror Story</i>

Since it premiered on October 5, FX's American Horror Story has steadily grown into one of the network's most popular shows, hovering around the 3 million viewer mark weekly. Last week's episode, the first of a two-part Halloween-themed frightfest, proved particularly popular and so FX wasted little time announcing a second season filled with more thrills, chills, chuckles and dudes in rubber suits. ("Halloween Part 2" airs tonight at 10 PM.) Stars Connie Britton and Dylan McDermott -- who play estranged husband-and-wife Vivien and Ben Harmon who are forced to deal with the bizarre goings-on in their new home, the so-called "Murder House" -- recently spoke with the press about the show's complex mythology, how they balance the humor and horror and the paranormal activity they've encountered in real life.

Dylan McDermott Is Crazy for American Horror Story: Asylum

by Ethan Alter December 17, 2012 3:34 pm
Dylan McDermott Is Crazy for <I>American Horror Story: Asylum</i>

American Horror Story Season 1 star Dylan McDermott returned to the series in a big way on last week's episode of AHS: Asylum, popping up in the present day as Johnny Thredson, the son of Zachary Quinto's Dr. Oliver Thredson a.k.a. Bloody Face. Considering that pedigree, you can expect the actor to be a major part of Asylum's endgame when the show returns for its final four episodes of the season on January 2, 2013. McDermott spoke with reporters after his first episode aired to discuss why he came back and what kind of carnage to expect from the Son of Bloody Face.

Today's TWoP News: Thursday, October 18, 2012

by Ethan Alter October 18, 2012 4:28 pm
Today's TWoP News: Thursday, October 18, 2012

Just two guys in need of a new job.

American Horror Story: Freaky or Funny?

by Ethan Alter October 6, 2011 6:00 am
<i>American Horror Story:</i> Freaky or Funny?

Glee is no longer the only horror show that Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk are foisting on the American viewing public. Last night, the duo premiered their latest series, American Horror Story, the tale of a screwed-up family that moves across the country for a fresh start in Los Angeles, only to pick the exact wrong house to call home. It's clear that Murphy and Falchuk have done their homework for their first foray into out-and-out horror; the pilot referenced everything from The Haunting to The Shining to virtually every single David Lynch head-trip (up to and including Inland Empire). And like all of their collaborations, the show is a mess, but it's a really intriguing one, with just enough promising (and genuinely scary) material to balance out the more ridiculous, unintentionally hilarious stuff. In fact, if Murphy ever decides to stop playing everything to the rafters and look up the word "subtlety" in the dictionary, this could become a really great show. Either way, we'll be sticking with American Horror Story for the duration of its run, if only to see just how terrible it might get... are we talking Season 2 of Glee/Season 5 of Nip/Tuck bad? In the meantime, here are our picks for the freakiest and funniest things about the premiere:

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