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AMERICAN HORROR STORY: 1984 (Sponsored by Drakkar Noir)
#1
Figured we ought to have a full thread for this.
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#2
So the killer is a soldier who served in Vietnam who makes necklaces from the ears of his victims.

Where do they come up with this stuff?
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#3
That's literally a plot point in one of the most famous novels about Vietnam. Holy shit, Ryan Murphy.
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#4
Didn't know he was a fan of UNIVERSAL SOLDIER.

Mr. Jingles is played by John Carroll Lynch, who played the Zodiac killer in Fincher's film (but I love him best as Norm Gunderson in FARGO).
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#5
The disfigured clown for the Freak Show season as well.
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#6
And Clint's barber.

He was supposed to play Jerry Sandusky in the HBO movie about Joe Paterno but I guess they chickened out of making him a big part of the film.
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#7
He was also the mentor figure in CLOSE TO HOME, one of the many (and better) quasi-CSI knockoffs produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. Only got a season, though!
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#8
Was hoping Don Swayze would stick around longer.
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#9
Not sure how they can stretch this out to 10 episodes. Seems like they will run out of victims by 5. Wonder how they will stretch it out.
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#10
That opening episode was probably the most fun the show's ever been. Hopefully they can keep it up before it inevitably crashes into the mountain around mid-season.
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#11
Yo man, what the hell is going on w/ this?

The actor that plays Richard Ramirez looks like Sofia Boutella's twin brother.

I cracked up hard when they went to check the pulse of the guy w/ the spear thru his eye socket.
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#12
Yeah, ghosts and Richard Ramirez? How did they manage to make a slasher homage so ridiculously convoluted? It's not bad, but the ghost counselor who keeps dying? I was with Ramirez in going "Huh?".
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#13
I'm in the camp that usually gets half way through these and gives up, but I loved the first two episodes. Emma Robert's wedding is one of the funnier scenes this show has done.

And I know guessing plot twists for this show doesn't take a rocket scientist (the literally did the Adaptation cop's split personality is the killer twits), but they're really telegraphing the reborn camp owner being the real killer and John Carroll Lynch coming back to take revenge for being framed, huh?
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#14
Which is fine. But ghosts? Richard Ramirez?

I am enjoying it, though. I gave up partway through the execrable Freak Show season and never came back, despite positive WOM on the subsequent seasons.
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#15
The appeal of the show has always been it's giant melting pot of different horror genres.
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#16
When the 1970 counselor first resurrected I thought it was a cyborg/synthetic scenario ala Westworld. Ghosts that can be butchered again and again. That's new I guess.

As soon as "Last Summer" flashed on screen during her wedding flashback I was counting down until we heard some Billy Idol.
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#17
Wouldn't say I'm enjoying this yet but it is a fairly intriguing show, and I definitely want to find out where they're going with Ramirez. The glimpse at his serial killer origin story was fittingly fucked up, they forgot about his horrible teeth though. Looking forward to the AC/DC "Night Prowler" needle drop.

New to AHS, only other thing I've seen by these showrunners is Scream Queens, which I did end up sort of liking. Partly due to Glenn Powell playing one of the all time great douches. He would have been a great addition to this gang of slasher victims to be (his presence might have made the Matthew Morrison character feel redundant though)

I noticed they did a kind of Jasons whispers sound when Ramirez stabbed that ghost guy in the neck. "S... S... Satan", was it?
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#18
The first episode was fun but predictable. I did expect the show to add some crazy to the slasher movie formula and episode two did that. Brooke's wedding flashback was entertaining in a dark way. The ghost from 1970 is a good addition to the show. AHS method writing seems to be throw a bunch of weird shit and the wall and see what sticks. So far its sticking.

  I hope they do something unexpected with Brooke. Its so obvious that she is the final girl, that she can't be the final girl.
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#19
I've never watched AHS before, but slashers are my favorite horror films. So I had no choice! I'm interested in seeing how they keep this premise afloat for a whole season.

I like how all the male protagonists fulfill the "jock" archetype, since they all are from the same aerobics studio. Not a single dweeb in the group!
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#20
Pretty funny how steroid jock is such a pussy he makes Emma Roberts go in that place first.

What the group really needs is an unfunny class clown/practical joker character.
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#21
While I dug all the twists, Nurse Rita isn't really Nurse Rita and Morgan and The Night Stalker are a couple, my favorite part was the beheading.
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#22
Yep, I'm still glad that I never pledged a fraternity.
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#23
"Suck a nut Camp Redwoo- *FLYING HEAD DECAPITATIOOOOOOON!*

I marked out big time for that.
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#24
This makes no goddamn sense but it's so damn watchable. When Richard Ramirez's head got Cannibal Holocausted and then Satan brought him back to life I decided to just enjoy the bonkers ride.

I thought maybe the gay porn guy would become the next psycho killer after becoming disfigured inside the oven. I lost count how many killers there are now.

And the ghost counselor from 1970 is now out of the picture?
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#25
I was wondering why the ghost from the 70's has shown up again. When it comes to AHS, as long as crazy shit is happening, I'm entertained. That said, the mercy killing of Birdie was unsettling.
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#26
So far, this has easily been my favorite season. The show is always a big ol' mess, but 80s slashers are my wheelhouse. I assume they'll stay at the camp for the entire season?
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#27
It's pretty bananas. I was wondering how they'd sustain the premise for however many episodes this will go on. But if the killer(s) can respawn, well...
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#28
I did expect the show to do something with the final girl trope, and they didn't let me down. I was happy to see Brooke turned down Ramirez's offer. I hope the finale is Billy Idol kicking The Night Stalker's ass! I won't settle for an actor playing Billy Idol either.
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#29
Quote:I hope the finale is Billy Idol kicking The Night Stalker's ass! I won't settle for an actor playing Billy Idol either.

I suspect alt Ramirez getting his ass kicked by his hero or something along those lines will happen. Although if Billy Idol wanted Ramirez to experience an even crueler fate he could force him to listen to his Christmas album ("A true artist has many phases. He evolves. Like Picasso, or Billy.")

I don't know if I could call this a good show exactly, but it is certainly never boring. I like how it is leaning into slasher deconstruction and how it is dedicated to making Jingles the most tragic killer of this type ever. He's going to end up doing something massively heroic/redemptive before this is over, isn't he? Also I find I am enjoying Dylan McDermott a lot more now that he is well past the heartthrob in a turtleneck phase, and deep in the creepy middle aged characters part of his career, like here and Clovehitch Killer.

PS the Night Stalker slaughtering Kajagoogoo and turning their tour bus into a shrine for Satan was quite good. That is in the top 10 sentences I never thought I would type
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#30
I usually bail on the show about 4-5 episodes into the season, but this has easily been my favorite. Lynch has been pretty great this season, and I'm still shaking my head at the slaughter of Kajagoogoo.
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#31
I bailed after five episodes!
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#32
I'm still watching because I had fun with a recent Friday series rewatch and am fascinated by how the show keeps riffing off those movies (most recent episode: what if Jason and Mrs Voorhees had the kind of relationship that would have benefited from a Dr Philesque intervention?). AHS also turned Ramirez, one of the most profoundly evil men who ever lived, into a cartoon villain with a hilarious bad guy chuckle, which is another reason I cannot stop watching.

Doubt I'll ever go back and watch any of the other seasons, though.
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#33
(11-01-2019, 10:17 AM)bradito Wrote: I bailed after five episodes!
It's an AHS tradition!

I think there's only 2 eps left this season. That I haven't zoned out yet makes this #1 on the AHS sliding scale. I don't think I could tell you how any of the other seasons resolve.
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#34
Still watching, still thinking WTF and enjoying.

I had no idea until this week that it was the lead singer of Kajagoogoo that sang the theme song to Neverending Story.
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#35
Once we started flashing forward in time, I just lost interest.

It's -- it's not 1984 anymore...?
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