‘American Horror Story: Coven’: Kathy Bates To Star In Season 3, Featuring Witches And Filming In New Orleans

Yes, we realize this is the third piece in a row covering this, but it revealed what the clue Murphy teased in Episode Ten was (which Murphy said would be “given in a medium we haven’t ever done”, leading us to consider styles of shooting and other things way off base, rather than a simple song choice) in the tenth episode, “The Name Game” was:

Many “American Horror Story” fans had speculated that the Salem Witch Trials or New Orleans’ witchcraft and voodoo would be the subject of Season 3 after Murphy told viewers there was a hint about the upcoming season in the “American Horror Story: Asylum” episode, titled “The Name Game.” When a jukebox in the rec room played the 1950s classic “I Put A Spell On You,” many audience members bet (correctly) on bewitching.

-Laura Prodom, Huffington Post Online

We hadn’t even thought of it, possibly because most of the episode had us levitating (not to mention jaw-dropper after jaw-dropper). Yes, the first song played on the new jukebox for Briarcliff Manor’s day room was announced loudly and proudly by Sister Mary Demon to be specially dedicated to Judy Martin. Then the opening to “I Put A Spell On You” began as Dr. Thredson/Bloody Face entered the day room, to the horror of Lana and Kit.

Remember the song that played  in the next episode the jukebox and Jude were featured together in? We do! It was “Love Potion #9″. Murphy had teased there’d be another hint in the episode “Spilt Milk”, and we’re going to go out on a limb here that was it.

Click the big red link below to read the HuffPost piece, which contains more information than was given in the last two articles.

‘American Horror Story: Coven’: Kathy Bates To Star In Season 3, Featuring Witches And Filming In New Orleans.

 

While you’re at it, check out the video (also within the HuffPost piece) of Jessica Lange on The View containing clips where she talks about what she knows re: Season 3 (before the title “Coven” was revealed, that is).

"The witch no. 1" lithograph

“The witch no. 1” lithograph (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

OK, so, eight months to go! We can’t WAIT and will be sure to get any new info up as soon as we hear about it. Any other fans want to speculate below, go to town!

Meanwhile, enjoy this awesome music video of Screaming Jay Hawkins performing the shit out of “I Put A Spell On You” below.  Not perfect picture quality, but it’s Screamin’ Jay at the top of his game. ONE! TWO! THREE!

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American Horror Story Season 3 Subtitle Will Put A Spell On You!

Well how about that? Our predictions on the Delphine Laurent/New Orléans/Voodoo theme were wildly inaccurate! OK, not 100%, since filming is set on location in New Orléans and they didn’t rule out voodoo, but America Horror Story: Coven isn’t what we had our money on. This is still going to rock, though, and I have faith in Murphy and Falchuck to deliver a kick-ass Season 3 of American Horror Story. How about some old-fashioned curses? We will go out on a limb and predict that even though it’s only rumored now, Dylan McDermott will be in the guest cast for next season. That signature, iconic monster being female? We can’t wait to hear more!

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