And 10! Ten years after the first season of the anthological series “American Horror Story”, Ryan Murphy once again reinvents the formula with two stories for the price of one. Entitled “Double Feature”, the season is available on myCANAL.
As its title suggests, Double Feature, this tenth season ofAmerican Horror Story will offer two different stories – and most likely interrelated. The first, entitled Red Tide – red tide in French – takes place between the first and sixth episodes. The second, Death Valley – the Valley of Death -, between the seventh and tenth episode. It is the faithful collaborator of Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, who signed or co-signed the scenario of all the episodes of this first part.
A plot inspired by the Shining?
Red tide Will follow the nightmare of a young writer in need of inspiration and his family, newly arrived in the small town of Provincetown. As strange events begin to unfold, the author goes mad.
If the different seasons of American Horror Story have always paid homage to the classics of the horror genre, this season 10 continues the tradition with a plot directly echoing the Shining by Stephen King, adapted for the cinema by Stanley Kubrick.
Finn Wittock, who plays the main hero, Harry Gardner, in this first part, was directly inspired by the cult film to feed his character. “The Shining is one of my favorite movies of all time so it’s always on my mind, he explains to the magazine Entertainment Weekly. I was obviously thinking about it while preparing for this season. The fear that The Shining is the one we are trying to recreate here, namely the fear of the unknown. “
The anthology series owes its success, in part, to its excellent performers who return each season to play different characters. After a ninth chapter marked by the absence of emblematic actors, Double Feature corrects the issue.
Sarah Paulson returns in an ever-so-whimsical role, that of a strange woman called Tuberculosis Karen. Evan Peters lends his features to Austin Sommers, while Frances Conroy plays Belle Noir, bestselling author of erotic novels.
Lily Rabe this time plays one of the main characters of the season, that of Doris Gardner, the writer’s wife; Denis O’Hare plays Holden and Billie Lourd, Lark. Already present in season 9 and revealed in the series Pose, Angelica Ross takes on the mysterious role here, that of the Chemist.
An ex-child star and a drag at the casting
This tenth season is also marked by the presence of Macaulay Culkin, star of the two films Mom I missed the plane. For many years, the actor had been very discreet, before gradually returning to the front of the stage with small appearances in series. With American Horror Story, Ryan Murphy gives the icon of the 90s a role to match his talent.
Another new recruit, Chad Michals, world famous Drag Queen and winner of the first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars. Lookalike of singer Cher, she is a big fan of the anthology series.
Currently in filming, the second part, Death Valley, will be interested in aliens. Some sequences will take place in particular in the 40s and 50s. According to rumors, Sarah Paulson is back in a new role, that of Mamie Eisenhower, the wife of US President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Lily Rabe would also return in the skin of Amelia Earhart, an aviator who really existed and who strangely disappeared in 1937 during a flight. His body has never been found.