It arrives in Italy on October 20 on Disney + American Horror Story: Double Feature, the tenth season of the Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuck series, divided into two distinct parts. We present it to you in this article.
October 20 arrives on Disney + the tenth season of American Horror Storyentitled Double Feature And divided into two parts separate and self-contained 6 episodes (Red Tide) and 4 (Death Valley). An unusual choice, dictated by the need to change the conditions of implementation due to the covid-19 epidemic (which in itself could provide Ryan Murphy the starting point for who knows how many other stories) and that has proved successful, giving life to one of the best seasons of this cult series. Without spoilers, we want to tell you something about it.
Ryan Murphy’s world
Now we can say it without fear of denial: Ryan Murphy he is a damned genius (or a damned genius, if you prefer), one who can write, produce, conceive, set up and sometimes direct a quantity of (generally) quality series that would send any other showrunner into crisis. In the well-established collaboration with Brad Falchuk, then, he gave the best of himself. Her rise began in 2006 with the beautiful Nip / Tuck, six seasons centered on two plastic surgeons who already demonstrate the author’s ability to overturn genres, cross them and always take them one step further. This followed Glee: even if – probably for age reasons – we did not follow it to the end and it did not drive us crazy, it was still seminal, giving adolescents of the 2000s models of reference very different from the teen world described up to then on TV. When Glee is in its second season, Murphy it begins American Horror Story, which this year celebrates its 10th anniversary, another series that has definitively changed the television landscape into a genre, horror, which has never been so long-lived on the small screen. Thanks to AHS, horror stories with gay characters, demons, witches, slaughter and splatter, freaks and serial killers, cruel and murderous ghosts, haunted houses and criminal asylums have arrived on TV, introduced by acronyms and fonts of rare suggestion, interpreted by great actresses like Jessica Lange And Kathy Bates and by a large crowd of poiled actors to whom we are increasingly fond of: for reasons of space we only mention here Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Frances Conroy, Lily Rabe, Denis O’Hare And John Carroll Lynch, which have become a kind of stable repertory company. A series never quoted for the sake of being, but aware of its great heritage and capable of cruelly playing on archetypes and stereotypes of the genre. Of course, not all seasons are equally successful and alongside very high moments there have been decidedly indigestible ones (Roanoke for everyone).
But in addition to this series, Murphy has brought on the screen in American Crime Story the real news stories of his country, baked two seasons of Scream Queenswritten, produced and / or directed the splendid Feud, Hollywood And Ratchedwithout forgetting the poignant TV movie The Normal Heart directed in 2014. Then he gave us three seasons of a stratospheric series like Poseswith which he recounted a historical period from the point of view of trans cultureopening a glimpse of a world, that of ball, which we did not know, with an obsessive attention to detail, capable of arousing emotion and fun, with amazing unknown actors and actresses and one of the most beautiful vintage soundtracks ever. Ah, and let’s not forget it spin-off of American Horror Storyor the 7 self-contained episodes (the first divided into two parts) of American Horror Stories. Obviously Murphy didn’t do it all by himself: he would be an automaton and not a man, but besides Falchuk And Steven Canals (for Poses) has been able to choose authors, technicians and directors of rank. His brand is unmistakable and his work commendable: not only does he perform the task of entertainment to perfection, that is to entertain and entertain, but he gives a voice to those who for too long have not had it in popular audiovisual culture.
What is American Horror Story: Double Feature
And now we come to this 10th season of American Horror Story, which due to the covid had to be rethought, downsized and divided into two distinct shows, like in the good old days of matinees and American cinema drive-ins, one with vampires and one on aliens, and we were literally blown away. For this, without spoilers, we want to tell you what to expectas it will soon be visible to Disney + subscribers, giving all fans an unforgettable Halloween.
The first part, Red TideRed tide, takes place in Cape Codon the Atlantic Ocean, in Massachussets, a place traditionally loved and frequented by artists, from Edward Hopper who had a house there and painted his landscapes many times, a Norman Mailer who set his novel in Provincetown “The tough don’t dance”. And it is in search of inspiration that in the middle of winter a Hollywood screenwriter, Harry, comes to grips with the pilot of a TV series (Finn Wittrockanother of the Murphian gang), together with his aspiring interior decorator wife (Lily Rabe) and to his daughter, a little (almost) prodigy violinist (the impressive 11-year-old Ryan Kiera Armstrong). They don’t have time to arrive that he is attacked and invited to leave by a crazy homeless, (Sarah Paulson), in the local supermarket, while the woman and the girl are surrounded by a group of creaking vampires peeled. If we think (and we will think about it) a The nights of Salemhowever, we will soon realize that we are wrong when a famous writer of erotic novels enters the story (Frances Conroy) and an equally famous playwright (Evan Peters), as well as an aspiring writer who prostitutes himself to make ends meet (a surprising Macaulay Culkin, nice to see you again!). Without revealing anything, we will tell you that Red Tidein addition to being a bad horror as for some time not seen (watch out for the character of the girl!) is there satire more ferocious and fun of Hollywoodwith the spasmodic search for success, the alleged talents and schools of screenwriting, which has been seen for a long time now. Murphy and Falchuck remove some pebbles from their shoes and they teach us that talent is really rare and it is not enough to think you have it to be successful, not even with a “little help”. And within these six episodes, on which an entire essay could be written, there is also much more.
There second part of AHS: Double Feature, Death Valleyhas at the center the aliensthose bad and ugly at Mars Attacks!, feared by Cold War science fiction cinema. The story has a premise in the past, at the time of the president Eisenhower (Neal McDonoughsplendid) and his wife Mamie (yet another great proof of Sarah Paulson) and his treacherous vice president, the ambitious one Dick Nixon (Craig Sheffer), but there are also Lyndon B. Johnsonthe missing aviator Amelia Earhart, John Fitzgerald Kennedy And Marilyn Monroe, Area 51, UFO sightings and alien abductions: inside there is all the cinema and imagery of the time, in a splendid black and white no less chilling. And then there is the contemporary part, in which four friends, two males and two females, are kidnapped, impregnated and transported … we will tell you nothing but this part of Double Feature he plunges with transport and great taste into more unbridled conspiracysatire and homage together with the era of the cold war and the paranoia of the Americans, collecting and extending the legacy of X-Files. A “what if” that assumes that America has sold its soul to the devil, so to speak. Four dense episodes with scenes that are very, very impressive, and in which he also appears, just think, Stanley Kubrick (if you have followed the crazy theories on the moon landing you will also imagine the reason) In short, in our opinion American Horror Story: Double Feature it is such a successful season that Ryan Murphy the series could also end here. After all, it is not that they lack ideas and projects to carry out. Enjoy it from October 20 on Disney +!