American Horror Story (S9): 1984

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Witchy Woman, Apr 11, 2019.

  1. Witchy Woman

    Witchy Woman Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    It’s back.

    A new season is in the works as Ryan Murphy releases a trailer on Instagram (clip is in the linked article).

    The stars of the upcoming season are still largely unannounced, but Emma Roberts and Olympic athlete Gus Kenworthy are definitely in, and veteran villain Evan Peters is definitely out. Also, no Coven witches this season (we’ll miss the surprise Stevie Nicks serenades), so there’s no telling how the upcoming season will connect to the last eight, which have been set as far back as the 1950s and as recently as 2019. Who knows? Maybe the new villain is an AHS: Freak Show or Asylum baby all grown up in 1984.

    American Horror Story Drops Terrifying Teaser and Title for Season 9
     
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  2. Barnabas Collins

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    Too bad Evan Peters is out. I think he's a really good actor. At his best, he reminds me of a young Malcolm McDowell.
     
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  3. Ghostworld

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    Glad there's no witches or warlocks, the camp was fun, but there was too much of it in season 8
     
  4. MikeInFla

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    Looking forward to it but I completely missed last season when the hurricane knocked out our cable for 4 months. Waiting for the last season to show up on Netflix (and Better Call Saul).
     
  5. daca

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    Welcome to primetime B*tch!

    I have a feeling that this man will make an appearance as a guest “villain” this season:

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  6. Lonson

    Lonson Don't Get Around Much Anymore

    Entertaining first episode.
     
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  7. gothictrade

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    I'm going to watch it when I get home tonight! Really excited
     
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  8. MikeInFla

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    Ahh! I missed it! Didn't know it started yet, hopefully it will repeat.

    edit: just checked it re-airs this Sunday night! DVR time!
     
  9. mr. steak

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    The wife loves bad camp and 80's slasher flicks. She enjoyed the first episode.

    I'm not going back after the first one. Barely got through the political chapter and bailed on the last season within two episodes. This looks just as sluggish, thinly acted and tacky in gore/camp/sex/religion. The 80's references = boring time filler. This reminded me of nothing that makes a 80's slasher flick enjoyable.
     
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  10. sentinel90125

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    Really disappointed w/ the first episode. And I thought the last season was bad. Seems to be more scream queens than ahs so far...
     
  11. Witchy Woman

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    Me too! The beginning was pretty gory and I dreaded what the rest of the episode would be like. But the nods to “Friday the 13th” and “Halloween” were pretty cool. I agree the 80s references were a tad overdone but overall it turned out better than I expected.
     
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  12. Ghostworld

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    You mean it’s more queeny (is that a word?) than “Apocalypse?” I thought it was pushed so far in that season is got cloying. All the vamping kills the fear factor. IMO. I love this show, so I hope it improves n
     
  13. Chris from Chicago

    Chris from Chicago Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes

    I bailed on this show after season 5, Hotel. Thing is... even when this show was at its best... it had corny uneven episodes. There's never been a season when I didn't ask myself... isn't there anything better on?

    For those that still watch, I hope you love it.
     
  14. MikeInFla

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    Watched episode 3 of 1984 last night and I gotta say things are getting pretty silly. Maybe they meant for it to be that way. But I will still watch. If this were released in 1984 when I was 13 I would've loved it so I keep that in mind and won't bail out on it.

    Angelica Ross does a fine job of playing Rita but I am wondering why they didn't use Adina Porter. The two actresses are very similar.
     
  15. Witchy Woman

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    It seems like I shouldn’t like this installment, but I do. It’s well-paced and suspenseful, with plenty of twists and surprises. Yet it’s campy enough to not take too seriously. The characters are over the top (in a good way). It’s a little surprising that a supernatural element was incorporated into last night’s episode with the Richard Ramirez character but with AHS anything goes.
     
  16. Jim B.

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    It's cheesy as hell and very silly but it's well done and I find it an enjoyable watch as a piece of fun.
     
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  17. Lonson

    Lonson Don't Get Around Much Anymore

    It's a slasher fest with absurdity bubbling beneath. Not the best season, but fun in its way.
     
  18. MikaelaArsenault

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    I hope so!
     
  19. Aggie87

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    That's what it was, for the first half of the season I think.

    It seems to have changed now, with the Richard Ramirez/Jingles road movie starting, and the rest of the "ghosts" stuck at the camp. And it seemed to have changed when Richard (and then Jingles) came back to life.

    I have a theory that they'll be able to connect this season to Murder House or Hotel now, but we'll see. They're already connected to Hotel through Ramirez, but maybe we'll see why now (?).
     
  20. TheDailyBuzzherd

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    I only saw the entire first season. Good, even if labored.

    Wasn't sure if it was still in production.
     
  21. Carl80

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    I must have watched a couple of episodes of the first season in the camp, found it very funny.
     

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