How many times have you been watching a witch on American Horror Story Coven doing something an ordinary person can’t and thought, You know, that’d come in pretty handy a few times. I know I have. Being able to do something you’d normally get in trouble for (nothing too horrible) and then telling whoever saw it or helped you, “I’d thank you, but of course you won’t remember any of this” like Fiona can? Or just wave someone inconvenient out of the room? Yeah, that’d be pretty cool. Looking like I was thirty or so for decades after that would be pretty sweet, too. However, that’s when the longtime horror fan in me kicks in. I’ve been reading 50s EC Comics since the 80s, which would be enough to scare me off magical anti-aging cures as it is. Combine that with seeing even more mainstream movies like Death Becomes Her, and my brain will remind me of way too many ways that could go horribly, horribly wrong. Plus, there’s usually a huge price to pay for it (selling your soul being the most common). Many of Stephen King’s best books –take Carrie, The Dead Zone, Firestarter, and The Shining (all of which I’ve also been re-reading since the 80s), for example– teach readers that mind-reading, pyrokinesis, and telekinesis have a serious dark side. Let’s not over-think it, though, and go with the American Horror Story Coven rules for these powers (some of which Coven has already showed us the ways these powers can backfire, especially if you need intensive training on how to control them). Whose power/s are you REALLY envious of? Tell Horror Boom in this poll, then see the results so far, and don’t worry, your anonymity is perfectly safe; even the person in charge of everything (that’d be Mrs. Horror Boom here) couldn’t ID you. Have fun!
We’re trying to find out right now whether there are twelve episodes, which the Entertainment Weekly cover story reported last week, or thirteen (two sites changed their information in the late afternoon to add an extra episode, so cross your fingers). In either case, next week’s show, “Head,” will be the last episode before the holiday hiatus. The finale date is set firm for January 29th, so American Horror Story Coven will either be back January 8th or January 15th. Don’t forget that next week, Stevie Nicks will be showing up – read the article to see why it won’t be her only appearance playing herself before the finale!
- Ryan Murphy tweets picture of Stevie Nicks on ‘American Horror Story’ (horrorboom.com)
- AHS: Coven Conjures Up Stevie Nicks (horrorboom.com)
- ‘American Horror Story’: Ryan Murphy talks Stevie Nicks’ guest spot and the latest ‘Coven’ — EXCLUSIVE (horrorboom.com)
- NEW- Read Ten BIG Secrets of Last Half Of The American Horror Story Coven Season, Spilled By Ryan Murphy (SPOILERS)! (horrorboom.com)
We remember Lance Reddick most from his role as Cedric Daniels on HBO‘s The Wire, and as John Basil (AKA Desmond Mobay) on HBO’s Oz (his characters didn’t smile much in either of those shows, to the point where we didn’t recognize him at first in the EW.com photo). He can look really scary when he wants to, and we can’t wait to see him as Papa Legba in American Horror Story Coven.
- ‘Fringe’ Alum Lance Reddick Joins ‘Coven’, Heather Morris Returns to ‘Glee’ (aceshowbiz.com)
- ‘American Horror Story’: Watch Cordelia and the ‘Coven’ plot Fiona’s murder — EXCLUSIVE VIDEO (horrorboom.com)
- ‘American Horror Story’: Ryan Murphy on the latest ‘Coven’ and ‘the most shocking thing we’ve ever done’ — EXCLUSIVE (horrorboom.com)
- Get a Sneak Peek of American Horror Story: Coven Episode 3.08 – The Sacred Taking (dreadcentral.com)