T.V. Show Review: American Horror Story: Asylum
Season two of three, this was my favourite.
Dark, scary, enthralling and set in the 1960’s in a church-run asylum for the insane. Here, in the darkness of Briarcliff Mental Institution, nuns are as far from God as it gets. The staff’s pasts (and presents..) range from possessed, murderers and ex-nazis. Despite all the religious memorabilia, Briarcliff is a godless place.
Kit Walker, accused of murdering three women (including his wife) and skinning them, is sent to Briarcliff where he awaits trial. They call him “bloody face”, because it is said that he wears the mask of someone else’s face on his own. Also trapped within the walls of this institution is Lana Winters, a lesbian reporter who was admitted by Sister Jude, head nun, because of her persistent nosiness and her affinity for women.
Lana manages to escape, unknowingly in the arms of the true bloody face. She is sent back to Briarcliff after enduring torture of all kinds. Now pregnant with the son of bloody face, Lana desperately grasps at straws. She is released, but cannot go through with an abortion and she gives birth to the child. Sister Jude slowly goes crazy because of the persistent evidence that shows up on her desk. Years earlier, Judy ran over a little girl while drunk driving. This guilt catches up with her and she herself is admitted to Briarcliff.
I give this T.V. show a 10 / 10. This is by far my favourite series ever. Great camera shots, invigorating story lines and realistic characters makes this show an amazing one to watch. Although my parents found it to be too dark and nightmare-inducing, I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys gory movies or murder-mysteries.