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post #61 of 486
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Originally Posted by danc8379 View Post

This reminded me of an old bit I heard Dave Attell do..."You know, there's a big difference between masturbating while looking OUT a window and masturbating while looking IN a window. One is much more illegal...

And the funny thing about that scene was Dylan's reaction in that he was annoyed by someone who was looking at him from his garden, when the guy apparently was just visiting to warn him.

Dylan didn't seem concerned that he was stood naked in front of the window performing some sleight of hand and that anyone walking up to the house would have seen him. Even if it was just the pizza delivery guy or the daughter home early from school.

And yes, they really need to fix the locks on those doors. Anyone can and does just stroll on in!
post #62 of 486
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Dylan didn't seem concerned that he was stood naked in front of the window performing some sleight of hand and that anyone walking up to the house would have seen him. Even if it was just the pizza delivery guy or the daughter home early from school.

Since the laundry was hanging up out in the yard he was looking down on, I'm going to assume it was the back yard - one that appeared fenced in.

It appears to me what they need as much as door locks are locks for the gates.
post #63 of 486
Why would a newly created show which should be so unique, use a large musical cue written by Bernard Hermann for "Vertigo"? It's not only a distraction but undermines this program.
post #64 of 486
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Why would a newly created show which should be so unique, use a large musical cue written by Bernard Hermann for "Vertigo"? It's not only a distraction but undermines this program.

Oh man, you are absolutely right. I played that scene over because I couldn't believe it. Homage?
post #65 of 486
...I tried to watch the credits to see if there was any reference to using Hermann's music, but I did not find any (unless I missed something)...
post #66 of 486
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Herrmann is credited at the FX site in the music guide.

http://www.fxnetworks.com/shows/orig...hs/episode.php

It's pretty typical for featured music to not be listed in credits.
post #67 of 486
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Why would a newly created show which should be so unique, use a large musical cue written by Bernard Hermann for "Vertigo"? It's not only a distraction but undermines this program.

That wasn't the horrible, horrible screeching strings was it? That crap sounded like it came straight out of Insidious. Wow was it bad.

In any case I wasn't a fan of the show. Nothing but clich├ęd characters everywhere from the cutting teen to the cheating dad. They just threw some random ghosts or whatever in the mix but the end result isn't scary/disturbing/creepy in the least. Not to me anyway. I was more annoyed by the screechy music and irritatingly quick cuts. A bit too boring for me so I won't be back. Great actors though.
post #68 of 486
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Since the laundry was hanging up out in the yard he was looking down on, I'm going to assume it was the back yard - one that appeared fenced in.

It appears to me what they need as much as door locks are locks for the gates.

I have a sneaking suspicion that you can do anything you'd like with the locks and it wouldn't matter. The extra cast are totally ethereal.....
post #69 of 486
I watched the premier episode again. I like this TV show. 9/10.
Awesome thread.
post #70 of 486
Speaking of, does anybody remember Showtime's "Masters of Horror"?

That was a good "shock fest" horror TV show.



My friend and I were addicted to the TV show. John Carpenter's Cigarette Burns was fantastic.
post #71 of 486
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Here are a couple of the mix-and-match horror-movie references we noticed (with a little bit of Tarantino thrown in for good measure).

Creepy twins: The Shining

Person with Down syndrome who has psychic powers: Dreamcatcher

"You're all gonna die in there": Poltergeist II

Adorable song perverted by use in horror sequence: "Buckle My Shoe," A Nightmare on Elm Street

Father turned mad by potentially possessed house: The Amityville Horror

Creepy basement: Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

Creepy attic: The Changeling

Rubber gimp suit: Pulp Fiction

Nosy next-door neighbor who may collude with evil: Rosemary's Baby

Bernard Hermann's "Twisted Nerve" playing as someone walks down a hallway with murderous intent: Kill Bill Vol. 1

Creepy housekeeper who knows too much (and isn't telling): The Others

An old lady who can also appear sexy and young: The Shining

Elaborate burn-victim makeup: Freddy Krueger, A Nightmare on Elm Street

Stillborn baby birth as a backstory: Orphan

Potentially demonic rape resulting in pregnancy: Rosemary's Baby

http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment...y_homages.html
post #72 of 486
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Speaking of, does anybody remember Showtime's "Masters of Horror"?

That was a good "shock fest" horror TV show.

The only one I saw was Takashi Miike's Imprint because, well, it's Takashi Miike. lol His Audition is probably my favorite horror movie of all time.

Imprint...well...it obviously takes a lot for Showtime to refuse to air something, but it's pretty obvious why they decided not to air it (even if part of the reason wasn't to push DVD sales). I've seen my fair share of Japanese/Korean horror movies from Miike and Chan-wook Park etc, but Imprint was pretty damned disturbing.
post #73 of 486
Can't wait for tonight. Looking forward to where the storyline goes.

Moob,

Yeah, Imprint was pretty wild.
post #74 of 486
Viv's last statement in the episode was the only thing that made any sense.
post #75 of 486
I laughed at the exchange (paraphrased): "mommy there's a bad man next door." "I know but he owns the place now."

The last line totally reminded me of Eddie Murphy's old "poltergeist" schtick. "too bad we can't stay baby."
post #76 of 486
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So I guess the son is dead or trapped in the house by evil forces? That would explain his connection to all the other ghosts and monsters that live there.

The opening was pretty brutal and the episode reminded me of The Strangers. It wasn't as much of a mindscrew as last week.

From this episode I already dislike the adultery subplot and I think that soapy element is going to be a big drag.
post #77 of 486
Curious to find out why the next door neighbor wants the kid to continue to be treated by the doc. He should probably cut down on all the "I want to do nasty things to your daughter" talk if he wants to remain his patient. So how many murders do we know about in the house now? The twins that we saw last week, the two most recent homeowners, the guy who burned his family, the two girls in the nurse outfits...am I missing any?
post #78 of 486
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So I guess the son is dead or trapped in the house by evil forces? That would explain his connection to all the other ghosts and monsters that live there.

The opening was pretty brutal and the episode reminded me of The Strangers. It wasn't as much of a mindscrew as last week.

From this episode I already dislike the adultery subplot and I think that soapy element is going to be a big drag.

Whose son are you talking about? I must have missed whatever you are referring to...
post #79 of 486
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Whose son are you talking about? I must have missed whatever you are referring to...

Jessica Lange's son - the blond kid. She said he was the only perfect child she had and that he was lost to her.

And at the end she was talking to the blond kid as if she had known him forever.

Plus, I don't think he's ever been seen outside of the house.
post #80 of 486
If nothing else, that episode has put me off cupcakes for a while.
post #81 of 486
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If nothing else, that episode has put me off cupcakes for a while.

Exactly....and do we know why Jessaca Lange wanted to poison the daughter? She's obviously not a complete psycho...she didn't want the mom to eat it. For some reason she's out to get the daughter.
post #82 of 486
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Exactly....and do we know why Jessaca Lange wanted to poison the daughter?

Either Lange can see the future and knew the killer would eat it, or she doesn't like the fact the daughter is getting the attention of her (possible) son.
post #83 of 486
If Tate is a ghost (or has been assumed as such) and is obviously Jessica Lange's kid, then who was Dylan McDermott talking to on the phone about not being able to treat Tate anymore?
post #84 of 486
I'm wondering, is it possible that the old maid could somehow be Jessica Lange's daughter? JL's character mentioned having several children
post #85 of 486
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post #86 of 486
Good episode last night. It wasn't as shocking as the pilot episode.

I was a little confused about the children of JL. I need to re-watch it to get a better understanding of things.
post #87 of 486
My favorite quote of the night was Ben talking with Larry (burned up Denis O'Hare).

Larry: I'm trying very hard not to judge you.

Ben: Me? You murdered your entire family.

Larry: Yes. But I was never unfaithful.
post #88 of 486
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My favorite quote of the night was Ben talking with Larry (burned up Denis O'Hare).

Larry: I'm trying very hard not to judge you.

Ben: Me? You murdered your entire family.

Larry: Yes. But I was never unfaithful.

Ha!

I laughed at that, during the episode. Good quote indeed
post #89 of 486
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I'm wondering, is it possible that the old maid could somehow be Jessica Lange's daughter? JL's character mentioned having several children

She said she had four children. Three daughters and a perfect son.

We've seen one daughter (the youngest I don't think has appeared yet but she's in the promos) and we've possibly seen the son, that leaves the third mystery daughter who might be the maid.

I'm beginning to think the maid might have had an affair with Lange's husband at some point when she was younger and Lange killed her much later in life after she found out. That's why we get the young temptress and the older hag she became.

Or maybe she manifests that way to all women and all men as some kind of curse the house placed on her.
post #90 of 486
Some numbers via EW.com:

American Horror Story ratings? Yes, they went down, but not a scary amount (at least in the adult demo).

AHS slipped 14 percent among adults 18-49 to a 1.4 rating compared to its premiere last week. Among total audience, the decline was steeper down 22 percent to 2.5 million viewers. You expect a second episode to typically drop between 8 and 14 percent, give or take, from its premiere.
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