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American Horror Story - Hotel: Season 5, Episode 7 - “Flicker”

Despite introducing yet another plot line, this is actually a well-done episode that explains both the Countess's origins and her connection to the infamous Hotel Cortez, even while the other storylines flounder.

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American Horror Story - Hotel: Season 5, Episode 6 - “Room 33”

In another stalled mid-season episode, we find out what makes the Countess tick and why motherhood is so damn difficult despite all the modern amenities of back-alley abortions, vampirism, and nannies.

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American Horror Story - Hotel: Season 5, Episode 5 - “Room Service”

While this episode contains a few gleeful moments, like the hipster-killing huzzah and Liz Taylor's origin story, the plot barely moves at all and relies on the tired trope of vampires to keep audiences interested.

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American Horror Story - Hotel: Season 5, Episode 4 - “Devil’s Night”

In a special Halloween episode, the story veers off the main track to play murder musical chairs with both real-life serial killers and the fictional killers within.

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American Horror Story - Hotel: Season 5, Episode 3 “Mommy”

This episode closely examines the theme of death through the scope that not all killing is murder, nor all murder is bad, while introducing Angela Bassett as the foxiest blaxploitation star, ever.

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American Horror Story - Hotel: Season 5, Episode 2 - “Chutes and Ladders”

Diving into the backstory of the Hotel Cortez itself gives the present storyline credibility, and allows its key themes to take center stage.

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American Horror Story: Hotel: Season 5, Episode 1 - “Checking In”

While it's fun to guess the references and inspirations of various plot points, the fifth season premiere of American Horror Story shows the same cabinet of morbid curiosities without adding anything new.

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Anthologies, ‘American Horror Story’, and the Disposability of Pulp Storytelling

This show embraced its reputation for the weird and the strange, but it's storytelling methods are among the messiest in television.

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‘American Horror Story’: Twisty the Clown Actor John Carroll Lynch Is Scary Good

When “American Horror Story” creator Ryan Murphy first contacted actor John Carroll Lynch about a possible role on the fourth season of his gleefully deranged

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‘American Horror Story’ gruesome and kinky, is like no other TV before

Believe it or not, the title of FX’s new series, “American Horror Story,” is actually an understatement. Grotesque, terrifying, brutal, and kinky, “American Horror

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The Top 5 Mysteries of ‘American Horror Story’

In a new series already packed to the max with confounding conundrums, these are the top tricks in need of treats sooner rather than later.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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