Review: American Horror Story Season One Blu-ray Combo Pack

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American Horror Story Season 1 ~ Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment sent me a copy of American Horror Story Blu-ray Combo Pack for review on my dad blog. Just in time for Halloween. American Horror Story is an excellent TV series and is a great addition to your movie library. The show airs on FX (season two premieres tonight). Season one is about a family from Boston that moves into a haunted house in Los Angeles. It features Dylan McDermott, Connie Britton and Jessica Lange. The Blu-ray Combo Pack retails for $59.99, but you can currently purchase it for $47.49 on Amazon.

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The story A family moves into a house that is haunted
Appropriateness for children I would not recommend watching this show with your kids. There’s sex, nudity, blood, gore, violence and profanity.
Positives
  • Great storyline
  • Keeps you on the edge of your seat
  • Excellent cast and acting
  • Good special effects
Negative
  • It’s a little confusing at times
Release date September 25, 2012
Rating Not rated, but I would give it a R rating
Runtime 534 minutes
Genre Horror, mystery, drama

He cheats, then moves his family into a haunted house
The story starts off with Vivien Harmon catching her husband (Ben Harmon) cheating on her. Then the story flashes forward to the family driving from Boston to California. They move into a charming house. What they don’t know is that there has been a series of murders in the house and it’s now haunted.

The ghost with the most
American Horror Story is about ghosts that haunt a house, but the series is different from other movies in the horror genre. For instance, it’s hard to tell the difference between the living and the undead. The ghosts can been seen by everyone and act as if they are still alive. They eat, talk and even have sex with the living. Weird, right? Trying to figure out who is alive and who’s dead is one of the best things about the series.

Jessica Lange is excellent
The main stars of the show are Dylan McDermott (Ben Harmon) and Connie Britton (Vivien Harmon). Everyone does a great job in the series. However, Jessica Lange (Constance Langdon) steals the show in the scenes she’s in. She’s wicked. American Horror Story also features Taissa Farmiga (Violet Harmon), Evan Peters (Tate Langdon), Lily Rabe (Nora Montgomery), Denis O’Hare (Larry Harvey), Frances Conroy (Moira O’Hara), Zachary Quinto (Dr. Thredson), Sarah Paulson (Lana), and Kate Mara (Hayden McClaine).

American Horror Story Season 1 Blu-ray Bonus Features

  • Behind the Fright: The Making of American Horror Story
    This is an interesting feature that help fills in some of the gaps in the story.

  • The Murder House presented by Eternal Darkness Tours of Hollywood
    I love this bonus feature. It’s a realistic clip from the murder house tour shown in a couple of the episodes.

  • Overture to Horror: Creating the Title Sequence
    This is an interesting feature if you’re planing on staging a haunted house

  • Out of the Shadows: Meet the House Ghosts
    In this feature, you see clips of the ghosts featured in the series.

  • Audio Commentary on Pilot Episode by Ryan Murphy
    I didn’t try this feature, but it would be good to turn on the audio commentary if you like this kind of feature.

American Horror Story Season 1 Blu-ray Synopsis

A family of three move from Boston to Los Angeles as a means of reconciling their past anguish. They move to a restored mansion, unaware that the home is haunted. Brace yourself for an addictive thrill ride! American Horror Story is TV’s most original new drama, a deeply stylish psychosexual haunt devised to keep you on the edge of your seat. The Harmon’s (Dylan McDermott, Connie Britton) fresh start in a new home deviously twists to reveal discoveries of love, sex and murderous revenge. Featuring a Golden Globe-winning performance by Jessica Lange, Season One scares up a host of engrossing extras.

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