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American Horror Story: Season 6; Episode 9: The Semi-Finale

Warning: Spoilers ahead!

Those of you still playing AHS Bingo,  then you get a blackout this episode, as we begin with horror trope # 12579: fanatic re-enactors with selfie sticks in the woods. They’re following the path of “My Roanoke Nightmare” and they were just oh-so-excited to retrace the show’s steps during the blood moon. Within minutes they find the ghost of the production crew assistant who died back in episode 6. This results in even more eye rolls and blood fodder, but at least we get a quick glimpse at Taissa Farmiga, who makes a last minute appearance this season.

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Review: American Horror Story – Season 6; Episode 8: Wrapping up the Blood Bath

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AHS’s strange combination of phone home-video and high-resolution security cameras starts this episode off with a new Cloverfield effect of dizziness. The constant frame switching doesn’t do Ryan Murphy and his writing team any favors as we get into the final three episodes of the season, but we all have to make due. It would seem that the Paranormal Activity style of storytelling is here to stay. Complete with lack of explanation about how certain cameras got where they are.

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Review: American Horror Story Season Six; Episode 7: Convenient Camera Placement

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Return to Roanoke episode 2 begins with a three-way murder by evil Kathy Bates. In an effort to exact her revenge as a slighted actress, Bates slaughters the set assistant, camera guy, and the crazed producer who started this whole mess– played by Cheyenne Jackson. Seems like Jackson is left telling himself ‘oops’ as he is cut down by the evil Bates’ ax, after his choice last episode to publicly mock her and film it all.

Protip: never mock Kathy Bates!

While the double-cast of characters and re-enactors stumble around the house wondering where the dead Evan Peters is, we actually get a glimpse at why people love American Horror Story so much in the first place. A solo scene of Kathy Bates giving a monolog of split personality regret and madness. This is where Bates shines, strong, complex emotions that make you truly feel for a character. Even if they’re evil.

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