‘American Horror Story’: Ryan Murphy on the Supreme reveal and plans for season 4…and season 5! — EXCLUSIVE

Just pointing out right off the bat that this is EW.com’s exclusive, not mine, and I do not claim ANY credit for it; the “reblog” feature will not allow any changes–I would have added some brief disclaimer– in the title. If you were let down by the finale, reading this probably won’t help. None of the loose ends are really addressed. I mean, what the… OK, need to stay positive. I prefer to point out things that worked, like… hold on… well, more on that later. (DEEP BREATH) However, I’m happy to know American Horror Story has TWO more seasons coming! Oh, and as far as Myrtle Snow’s last words  word? “Balenciaga!” (a designer).

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New American Horror Coven Survey -Who Will Be Revealed As The New Supreme In Finale?

Welp, we’re coming up on the final episode of American Horror Story Coven.  The first half of the season met my (admittedly high) expectations; the second half (I’d say the wheels started coming off for me around Episode 8) not so much. However, that’s a piece for a different night. I’m still interested–not as much as last season, but interested–in how it’s all going to end. I’m personally hoping for a Fiona comeback (but that’s another poll). We know one thing– The New Supreme will be revealed!

More than one answer is allowed, and also as usual, you can put in a write-in vote for “other”. Have fun!

Because hey, you never know.

Because hey, you never know.

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‘The Walking Dead’ cast, producers tease ‘more brutal world’ in second half of season 4 — VIDEO

Oh, it’s going to be dark and brutal? Nice change of pace from the last couple seasons, which have just been a non-stop feel-good jamboree. And by the way, we’d like to add YO, KIRKMAN and GIMPLE! Listen up: YOU BETTER LEAVE GLENN ALONE! And don’t get cute and whimsically decide to trade his fate in the comics with Tyreese, either. However, unless you mess with him, Daryl, or Michonne, we’ll look forward to the premiere.

In the screencaps we put up here from the trailer, it looks like Rick is either hallucinating or having nightmares again, or attacked by a wild animal (not infected with the zombie virus, obviously. Can you imagine how much shorter (but action-packed) the series would be if fish, deer, possums, birds, snakes, dogs, house pets, horses, and the rest of the animal kingdom were infected? They could only stretch that out to two seasons, tops, and that’s with a warehouse-sized armory of weapons and ammo, not to mention canned food.*

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(See below screencap) DARYL! HEADS UP! TURN AROUND! Actually, I doubt anyone who has been smart enough to survive up till now, even if they were really bored, would get close enough to a LIVE Walker to hang a hand-written sign around their neck, so he’s probably OK. Better be. OK, of course he will be. I think the creators are wise enough to know that if they killed off Daryl, they’d have mobs (including plenty of enraged females) coming at them with torches and pitchforks.

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aaand unless they’re a thin, rickety enough actor/actress to portray the Walker below, looks like we’ll get more animatronic Walkers coming up! We’re all for practical effects.

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*There’s a great book series (it may only be comprised of two) out there from approximately a decade ago where yup, the animals are infected too; it includes an amazing, harrowing fight for survival by a lone woman hiding from her bloodthirsty HUMAN attackers in a zoo and getting in way, way over her head. As I recall, the female character is also going through heroin withdrawal at the same time, as if being chased by a gang of rapist homicidal drug-dealers through a zoo where all the cages are open, including the lion’s, wasn’t shitty enough. I’m blanking on the author’s name and the title (I want to say Bryan Smith authored them, but I don’t think I’ve got the last name right), so post a comment if you like brutal, bleak, gruesome and well-written post-zombie apocalypse survival novels with likeable characters, and I’ll get off my butt and get the info on the novel for you.  It was so intense I couldn’t read the whole thing in one sitting; I needed sanity breaks.

‘Devil’s Due’ Sends Evil Baby On Scary Rampage in New York City

Yeah, if an unescorted baby carriage rolled up on me all by itself after dark (or dusk) and THIS thing suddenly shot up and screamed at me, there’s probably even odds that I’d soil myself. My immediate gut reaction (unlike some people who have seen way less frightening horror movies than we at Horror Boom have) wouldn’t be oh, it’s probably just some viral marketing thing, it’d be SHIT! What the fucking fuck IS that?! After I calmed down, I’d probably think good animatronics, wonder who worked on that? Oh, it’s to promote that The Devil’s Due movie? Fair enough. Hey, anyone happen to have a Xanax?

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They’d have to blur out my face, though, ’cause no way would I sign a release (they’d definitely have to bleep out my verbal reaction anyway, which in real life would probably be several times more profane than my example above). Worth a look if you haven’t seen it yet, even friends who are non-horror fans thought it was awesome! The Carrie telekinesis coffee shop prank (also included)  is pretty creepy too–that place emptied out pretty fast. Hell, I’d be blocks away by the time the hidden camera people came out and revealed it was a prank…

Toronto Film Review: ‘Horns’

Eric: Well, I’ll be goddamned.
Ig: You and me both. *

We consider the fact that the movie adaptation of Horns (2013) sticks closely to the source material a good thing, since it may likely contains the above dialogue from the novel. We searched, but as of this writing/posting, still can’t find an official U.S. release date, which is really too goddamned (har) bad. On the very bright side: the makers of the film wisely recast the role of Ig with Daniel Radcliffe, since Shia LaBouf (who we do not respect enough to even consider checking the correct spelling of his name) was originally signed to play the lead. We were not exactly thrilled about the mis casting of Juno Temple as Merrin, then we read the news about what a close call they had with casting Ig and that put things in perspective pretty fast. We highly recommend that if you haven’t already, pick up and read the Joe Hill novel to pass the time while we all wait for a release date… but if you tear through it as fast as we did, it won’t kill much time.  It’s an average-length novel, but a very fucking fast–and highly addictive– blast to read.  When we hear about a US (or even a UK) release date–theatrical or otherwise, but let’s cross our fingers for a theatrical release instead of VOD–we’ll post it here (and we happily welcome anyone who does have that info to please enlighten us, by email or by posting in the comments).

Here’s a link to an informative piece from CinemaBlend, giving the news that at least the movie HAS been picked up for distribution, and talks some more about the adaptations. It’s also one of the few articles that show more than one publicity photo.

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*Dialogue paraphrased from the novel Horns written by Joe King and HarperCollins Publishing, ©2010. He created it, he and the publishing company owns all the rights, not us.

Why 1950s America was *Not* Magical!!

How does this relate to American Horror Story Season Four, you ask? Well, a few days ago Ryan Murphy announced this “period piece” that Jessica Lange was “already working on her German accent for”, would definitely be set in 1950. He’s currently refusing to, well, spoil the fun and give any more than that other than some very vague hints about the “theme” for season 4 of AHS… so we’re speculating until then. On the basis of a sort of out-of-context line in the January 15th episode which Ryan Murphy said contained an “Easter Egg” as a clue, our money is on McCarthyism as a theme (wheeee! We hope we’re wrong) with a title like American Horror Story – Red Scare. This excellent piece by Indiana Jen will give you some more food for thought…

‘American Horror Story’: Ryan Murphy on the latest ‘Coven’ and teases for season 4 — EXCLUSIVE

Let’s hope they bring Tim Minear back for Season 4–we miss him steering things this season.

‘American Horror Story’: Season 4 will be set in the year [SPOILER] — EXCLUSIVE

Hmmm, there were supposed to be clues tonight, but Ryan Murphy won’t hint about them. Any guesses? We’re still hoping for a circus/sideshow theme.